Call of Duty: Black Ops Approaches OS X Debut

Game to include the First Strike Content Pack at no extra cost

Aspyr Media, a renowned publisher of Mac video games, has announced the release date of Call of Duty: Black Ops for Mac. The warfare FPS will be making its way onto Steam and other digital distribution venues on September 27, 2012. The Mac App Store debut will follow shortly thereafter.

Aspyr’s straightforward announcement begins with the retail price for Americans – $49.99, which will probably translate into €39.99 for the European market.

The purchase includes the First Strike Content Pack for free. This pack offers 4 new multiplayer maps, and “an exciting zombie experience, complete with its own multiplayer map.”

Aspyr says the Rezurrection Content Pack will also be available for $14.99 around the same time. For Mac App Store buyers, it’ll be available as an in-app purchase.

“The other two Black Ops Content Packs, Escalation and Annihilation, will be available on the Mac later this year as a bundle,” Aspyr added.

Gamers can check to see whether their systems can handle the new game on, where players can use the site’s Mac Match feature.

For those looking to know exactly what those system specs are, Aspyr says you’ll need the hardware below as a minimum requirement.

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 10.7.4 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)

CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Hard Disk Space: 15 GB

Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 3870

Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 650M

Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB

Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

Remember that Black Ops for Mac includes all of the original single-player and multiplayer content, as well as the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack.

Aspyr also said that The Black Ops: Annihilation/Escalation Content Pack, which includes “Escalation”and “Annihilation” content, would be released as a single purchase for $24.99 / €20 in November.

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