The legions who regularly play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on their PlayStation 4 consoles won’t have to wait much longer for the game’s multiplayer Absolution add-on to hit. In fact, it’s been announced that the new content will make its debut next Thursday, July 6th, and will do so with timed exclusivity on Sony’s platform.
Absolution will add four new multiplayer venues and one noteworthy Zombies map to Infinite Warfare, and will mark the return of some fan favourite characters, those being Cassandra Peterson’s Elvira and Paul Reubens’ Willard Wyler. The two will appear in a 1950s-based and creature feature inspired experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing! which will task players with shooting their way through a ravaged beach town whose residents have been turned into flesh-eating zombies.
Seth Green, of Robot Chicken and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, will also voice a character.
In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing! Call of Duty‘s regulars can also look forward to the following multiplayer maps:
Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted.
Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theater house in this small, tight-quarters map.
Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls.
Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates.
“Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.”
As with the previous couple of map packs, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution will eventually make its way to over platforms. We’re not sure of exactly when this will occur, though, so stay tuned for more information.