bill-swift - July 3, 2012
The treat in this news item comes in two parts: a) pre-ordering Call of Duty: Black Ops II will get you a downloadable map on the day the game launches and b) that map might be an updated remixed version of Call of Duty: Black Ops' Nuketown map.
In a funnier-than-expected FAQ on the Call of Duty website, somebody's taken the time to confirm, re-confirm and then confirm again that pre-ordering Call of Duty Black Ops II from any participating retailer and for any platform will give you the chance to download the "Nuketown 2025" map on the day of the game's launch, November 13, 2012.
Nuketown, for those that don't recall, was the map set at nuclear weapon testing site and designed to look like an idyllic 1950s suburban neighborhood complete with All-American mannequins and picket fences. It was one of the smaller maps in the game which lead to a lot of death and a lot of potential points as teams could swing the momentum back and forth wildly throughout a match. The Nuketown 2025 map has yet to be revealed via screenshot or any other medium. We'll take just as cramped and dangerous, but with small cosmetic updates please. New weapons, perks, and killstreak rewards on what is essentially the same Nuketown map would be awesome enough.