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Modern Warfare 2 DLC Priced and Detailed

by Chris Faylor, Mar 15, 2010 9:00am PDT

The first downloadable add-on for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will run 1200 Microsoft Points / $15 when it hits Xbox 360 on March 30, developer Infinity Ward confirmed in Episode 353 of Microsoft's Major Nelson Podcast.

The studio also revealed details on the five included multiplayer maps--three new, two returning from Call of Duty 4--best summarized by a now-removed Marketplace listing:

The Stimulus Package delivers 5 additional action-packed multiplayer maps featuring a variety of locations: "Bailout," a multi-level apartment complex; "Storm," an open industrial park littered with heavy machinery; "Salvage," a snowy junkyard fortified by stacked debris and crushed cars. Two legendary fan-favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare return, including "Crash," a war-torn urban environment; and "Overgrown," which features a massive dry creek bed.

"They're slightly reworked, but we didn't make any major [geometry] changes," Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling said of the two returning maps. "These are maps that we love, and we didn't want to go messing with that formula...we just upped the graphics a bit and added in all the new stuff we added in for Modern Warfare 2 as a whole."

"I've been waiting over two years to play Capture the Flag on Crash," he added.

The price point marks a significant increase over the map packs for earlier entries Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: World at War, which delivered three to four new multiplayer maps to players in exchange for 800 Microsoft Points / $10.

Exactly when the new Modern Warfare 2 maps will be released on PC and PlayStation 3 has yet to be revealed, though the PS3 release is likely to share the $15 price point.





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