What we heard: Call of Duty series publisher Activision has not shied away from offering add-on content for its popular shooter franchise. Predecessors Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 both welcomed three batches of postrelease add-on content. Now it appears Call of Duty: Black Ops is following suit.
Judging by what can be discerned from the leaked poster (pictured), Activision is readying a third map pack for Black Ops supposedly called Retaliation. Following the formula laid out by the previous two add-on offerings--First Strike and Escalation--Retaliation is reportedly going to add four new multiplayer maps and one zombie level to the shooter.
A release date is not shown in the cropped image, but the forum poster says the Retaliation pack will arrive on June 28. No mention was made as to a price for the content, but if the past serves as precedent, it is likely gamers will be asked to pay $15 for the add-on.
The multiplayer maps included in the Retaliation pack, according to the poster, are Hangar 18, Silo, Drive-In, and Hazard. The zombie map is shown in the image, but it is too blurry to extract any further specifics about it.
If the Retaliation content is real and is released on June 28, it will do so just two weeks before the start date of the beta for Call of Duty: Elite, Activision's new online service. The beta has already registered 2 million, and as Activision's social media manager Dan Amrich said yesterday, "more would be even better."
The official story: As of press time Activision had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter.