Confirming last week's rumours, Activision and Treyarch have officially announced the Escalation map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, bringing four new maps and another harrowing zombie experience to the Xbox 360 on May 3.
Here's the news direct from Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Today Activision has announced Escalation, the next game add-on for Call of Duty: Black Ops and that it will be available first to Xbox LIVE members on Tuesday May 3rd. Escalation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, contains 5 all-new maps; featuring 4 Multiplayer maps and an epic Zombies experience with all-new playable characters. In Multiplayer, battle it out in Hotel, on the roof of a Cuban luxury hotel and casino against the vivid backdrop of old Havana; Convoy delivers intense, close-quarters combat at the scene of an ambushed US military convoy; Zoo takes you on a wild ride in an abandoned Soviet Russian Zoo, with danger at every turn; Stockpile pits players in a remote Russian farm town housing secret WMD facilities.
For Zombies fans, "Escalation" features a unique Zombies experience.
We can expect it to run 1200 Microsoft points ($US15) like the first map pack, and PlayStation 3 and PC players can expect to be waiting awhile.