Call of Duty Black Ops Readying 3rd Expansion Pack: Annihilation

Sheesh. Already? Yup. Ready or not, Treyarch will be releasing the third expansion pack for their bestselling first-person shooter “Call of Duty: Black Ops” as a DLC on June 28th. As always, XBOX gamers will get the map first, while the rest of us will have to wait, in all likelihood, a month before we can dive in.

If it seems like the maps are coming fast and furious, that’s probably because you’re a PS3 player. Thanks to the Playstation Network hack, PS3 players just recently got their hands on the second expansion pack, “Escalation” last week. Frankly, it all feels a little much, and as with “Escalation”, I won’t be jumping in head-first, mostly because I haven’t played “Black Ops” enough since the hack to really justify another $15 expenditure on an “old” game. For the record, I still haven’t gotten “Escalation”, and I’m seriously considering just waiting for “Modern Warfare 3” to buy another “COD” game.

“With Annihilation, Black Ops fans will get four exciting and unique multiplayer settings with Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “Players will also enjoy an all-new Zombies experience, Shangri-La, an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters.”

And for those still trying to level up, there will be a double XP weekend starting July 1st. Take a gander at a preview of the levels from Treyarch below.