Call of Duty: Black Ops headed to Mac on Sep. 27

Aspyr Media has announced plans to release a Macintosh version of Call of Duty: Black Ops on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The game will cost $49.99.

Black Ops is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch. Its storyline revolves around covert operatives of the American and Russian government, set during the height of the Cold War.

Black Ops was released for Windows and consoles in 2010 and sold millions of copies, so its release on the Mac will be welcome news to gamers looking for a thrill. Aspyr’s release comes shortly before Activision is expected to release Black Ops’ sequel.

Aspyr is releasing Black Ops simultaneously on the Mac App Store, Steam and through Aspyr’s download service and other participating retailers. The game includes the First Strike add-on pack, and Aspyr is simultaneously releasing the “Rezurrection Content Pack” for $14.99. Two additional add-ons are coming in November, bundled for $24.99.

The game will support Mac-to-Mac multiplayer; This marks a first for Aspyr, because the Mac App Store version supports Game Center for achievements and leaderboards (the Steam version uses Steam’s achievements and leaderboards instead). Black Ops is also the first stand-alone Mac game Aspyr has released on Steam.