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Black Ops DLC: PS3 Annihilation map pack release date – Worthy purchase?

It’s that time again for Call of Duty Black Ops players on the PS3, as Treyarch has now set a date in stone for the release of the latest map pack on Sony’s console. As expected, Annihilation will be landing on the PS3 a month after first releasing on the Xbox 360.

This is common practise for all Call of Duty players now, so the news definitely won’t be surprising to a lot of you. Treyarch has just confirmed over on the official US PlayStation Blog, that Annihilation will be releasing on the PS3 on July 28th, exactly one month after first hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Just to refresh, Annihilation is most likely to cost PS3 gamers $15 or £11.50 if it falls in line with pricing for the previous Escalation map pack. It will consist of four multiplayer maps by way of Silo, Hangar 18, Drive-In and Hazard, then of course you’ll also get the latest zombie map which is called Shangri-La.

Xbox 360 players have been getting their teeth into Shangri-La ever since it released around two weeks ago, as the main easter egg contained in the map is still proving quite a challenge for many of you. We have been giving you a few strategies to help you along the way, while most recently we asked you which level you had managed to reach on zombies so far.

With the never-ending debate surrounding Microsoft’s exclusivity deal with Activision aside, we want to know how many of you are planning to pick this up at the end of the month. Is it a definite purchase for you, or are you starting to get a bit bored with the constant releases every month which ends up costing you quite a hefty sum of cash with all the map packs combined at $15 a pop. We still have no indication when the Annihilation pack will be available for PC gamers, but we’re guessing it will come around the same time as the PS3 release if Treyarch follow previous release trends.

If you are a PS3 gamer and have managed to already have a play of some of the new maps via an Xbox 360 console, let us know your thoughts on the new maps featured in Annihilation, as there has been some criticism that the maps aren’t up to scratch compared to previous releases, with gamers seeming to favor Drive-In ahead of the others.

Come July 28th, will you be giving Activision $15 / £12 for the new maps or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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