Santa Monica, CA – January 11, 2007 – Time to return to battle! Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today the release of a brand new Call of Duty 3 multiplayer Bonus Map, available for download free of charge in the Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Bonus Map, named "Champs," transports players to Port Royal de Champs, France, where they will experience even more intense Call of Duty warfare that's great for close-quarters combat and non-stop action. The map will be available starting today for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and January 18th for Xbox Live Silver subscribers.
Additionally, gamers can go head-to-head directly with the developers at Treyarch. On January 18th, players can test their skills against the game creators themselves on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from 11am to 2pm PST. Visit www.callofduty.com for information regarding players and server info.
Continuing to expand upon the multiplayer battle locales, the Valor Map Pack is due out shortly as well, complete with five new maps for more relentless WWII action.
Call of Duty 3 is rated "T" for Teen (blood, language and violence) by the ESRB.
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