The first set of downloadable content for Battlestations: Pacific hits Xbox Live, with two hot new maps burning up the Pacific front in the Volcano Map Pack. The two new maps share a volcanic theme.
|VOLCANO ISLAND TRAILER HD
Volcano, playable in Island Capture, Competitive and Duel modes, features a stunning backdrop of Hawaiian-style volcanic islands at dawn break. Island Capture mode offers players an all-new island formation to master with many huge land-based artillery batteries to capture and control; Competitive mode focuses on intense air combat as players either attack or defend a squadron of B-29 bombers intent on crushing the Japanese island occupation; and Duel mode offers players a unique battlefield unseen in Battlestations: Pacific – a partially submerged volcano.
Points of Interest: Volcanic, rocky environment inspired by Hawaiian landscapes. Islands are more detailed and pretty looking than those previously seen in BS:P.
Time of day - Sunrise.
Island Capture: Huge, controllable land-based batteries and a new layout and role for islands – special islands include batteries along with heavy anti-air guns offering an extra line of defense for their owners. Layout emphasises action-oriented gameplay whilst demanding the usual strategic approach. Stronger emphasis on submarine play.
Competitive: Dense air battles, in which players have to defend their B-29 high-level bombers as they tackle several Japanese bases, or help them to destroy designated targets.
Duel: Bloody battles fought in a partially submerged shield volcano offering a completely unique battlefield.
| VOLCANO MAPPACK SCREENSHOTS
In 'Choke Point', playable in Escort, Siege and Duel modes, players are offered a challenging and distinctive map which offers up its own unique blend of action and strategy. A narrow channel running through two stunning volcanic outcrops (look out for the waterfalls) offers players a more action-oriented battlefield, all under the shadow of a huge volcano. Escort mode sees the USS Yorktown run the gauntlet with both air and sea attacks against its naval fleet; in Siege mode, the US ground forces have to disembark at the base of the volcano, their goal to capture the Japanese outpost; and Duel mode pits players to all out warfare in a head-to-head battle around the mighty volcano.
Points of Interest: Two extremely large, monumental landscapes providing a uniquely narrow and dangerous passage. Huge volcano in the background of battle!
Time of day - Dawn.
Escort: Air and sea attacks against a naval fleet escorting the USS Yorktown through the passage, behind enemy lines. Huge AI controlled Japanese land batteries throughout the passage. Yorktown and its escort must break through the heavy enemy line of defense.
Siege: The US disembark at the base of the volcano, with a goal to capture a Japanese outpost.
Duel: Tight, close battles under the shadow of a mighty volcano.
The Volcano Map Pack is priced at 560 Microsoft Points and available to download via Xbox Live Marketplace, for the Xbox 360 and for Games for Windows LIVE.