Apocalypse NowS

The zombie fad shows no signs of dying - hah, get it? - as Treyarch delivers the Escalation Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. The week's biggest retail drop is Motorstorm: Apocalypse for PS3, but all your racing will be offline if the PSN Apocalypse hasn't abated by Tuesday.

Monday

  • Fate: The Cursed King (PC)

Tuesday

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation (360) - The latest map pack offers a "Call of the Dead" zombie mode, with homages to horror-flick stars Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and George Romero.
  • MotorStorm: Apocalypse (PS3) - Sony's PS3-exclusive racing franchise shifts its courses to the aftermath of a disaster. Real-life ones repeatedly delayed its release in the west.
  • Thor: God of Thunder (DS, PS3, Wii, 360) - Cross the rainbow bridge with the summer's first official movie tie-in.

Also: Assassin's Creed: Ultimate Collection (PC); Back to the Future: The Game - Episode III: Citizen Brown (PSN?); Brothers in Arms: Complete Collection (PC); The History Channel: Great Battles - Medieval (360)

Wednesday

  • Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury (XBLA)
  • Moon Diver (XBLA)

Looking Ahead

May 10: Brink; LEGO Pirates of the Carribean; MX vs. ATV Alive; Virtua Tennis 4. May 17: L.A. Noire. May 24: DiRT 3. June 7: Red Faction: Armageddon, Infamous 2, Supremacy MMA. June 14: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden, Duke Nukem Forever.

What are you getting? What do you want? What are you looking forward to? Sound it off below, and at #twig.

Sources: Video Game Release Calendar; GameSpot; GameStop