New DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts just dropped, and its got a familiar 1980s alien life form packed inside: The Predator. The beast’s inclusion in the new “Devastation” DLC was first teased by developer Infinity Ward’s Instagram account.
His inclusion in Ghosts was confirmed in the full trailer for “Devastation” earlier this week, Polygon reported.
Infinity Ward’s Instagram tease showed an invisible Predator; the new trailer shows the Predator in all of his uncloaked glory likely in the new multiplayer Ruins map based on a Mayan temple.
The trailer also shows a brief glimpse of the four new multiplayer maps: Behemoth, which is in a South American excavation site; Collision, in a container ship; Ruins; and Unearthed, which is similar to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s Dome map.
“Devastation” also features “Mayday,” the second chapter in Call of Duty: Ghosts’ four-player co-op story mode, “Extinction.” The trailer shows a variety of monsters you will fight in “Mayday,” including a 100-foot-tall Kraken and a wall-crawling creature known as the Seeder.
The expansion also introduces a new two-in-one weapon called the Ripper. It includes two different possibilities: An SMG with medium- to short-range capability, and an assault rifle with long-range possibilities. The DLC is currently available only on Xbox platforms, where Ghosts’ DLC season pass holders already received access earlier this month.
“Devastation” is part of Ghosts’ $49.99 season pass, and is available to non-season pass holders for $14.99 separately. It will be exclusive to Xbox 360 and Xbox One for an unspecified amount of time.
The new content has brought Call of Duty: Ghosts back to the front of gamers’ and retailers’ minds, and GameStop is one company trying to use the mindshare to move more copies of the popular game, GameSpot reported.
The retailer announced a special sales promotion focused around the game: From today through April 6, all GameStop stores in the United States will offer new copies of Ghosts for Xbox One and Playstation 4 for $40, and will offer the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions for $30, both slightly below Amazon’s prices.
Additionally, the first ten customers across the nation who buy Ghosts or the season pass will receive a special paracord bracelet for free. Also, customers who bring in the below coupon will receive an extra 30 percent of in-store credit for any item traded in toward the purchase of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Call of Duty: Ghosts launched in November 2013, and as a launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 to massive success. Early on, it was the most played title on the new consoles, Inquisitr reported.
Do you already have Call of Duty: Ghosts? Is the inclusion of The Predator enough to entice you to buy it now?