Black Ops’ Escalation DLC is official, coming May 3

Last week leaked retailer images revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops was set to expand with even more post-release content.

Now, the Escalation Map Pack has been made official by Activision. Set to arrive on May 3, the content packs four new environments as well as one zombie experience.

No price was announced for the content, which is quite interesting. However, if the past serves as precedent, the content will likely go for 1,200 MS points, or $15.

“In crafting the Escalation multiplayer maps — Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile — the team developed them to be distinct experiences in their own right, giving players the variety they crave in both setting and gameplay,” said Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia. “And I don’t want to spoil any surprises for Zombies fans, but Call of the Dead takes it to a whole new level.”

Sound like a day-one purchase to anyone?