"Escalation," the latest downloadable add-on for Call of Duty: Black Ops
, will be released for PC early next month. Activision sent out a note announcing a June 2 release date, and signaled the impending end of Xbox Live's exclusive grip on five additional multiplayer maps.
The $15 "Escalation" pack houses four urban Black Ops
battlegrounds -- Hotel, Zoo, Convoy and Stockpile -- and an unusually elaborate map for Zombies mode, dubbed "Call of the Dead
." Assuming you don't find it distasteful when those who were presumed dead are unexpectedly resurrected, you'll get a real kick out of seeing Robert Englund, George Romero and Sarah Michelle Gellar again.
An announcement regarding the PlayStation 3 version of this DLC will be made "soon," Activision says.