After finding out that key members of Sledgehammer games where once part of one of my favourite horror franchises, Dead Space, for the first time since the original Zombie mode was announced in Call of Duty World at War, I was genuinely excited for co-op survival mode.
Don’t get me wrong, most of the DLC for Zombies has been fun and really cool sounding, adding special guests like Kevin Smith, Elvira “The Mistress of the Dark” and even the late George A. Romero. But Zombies under the right direction could have the possibility of being f**king terrifying. If the latest trailer highlighting this mode from SDCC is any indication, Zombies in Call of Duty WWII will be exactly that.
According to the mode’s official description, Zombies will have players “embark on a chilling and mysterious journey through a snowy Bavarian village in Mittelburg, Germany, as they attempt to recover priceless works of art stolen by the Axis powers in World War II.”
“This village holds a shadowy secret key to an unimaginable and monstrous power,” Activision said in a release. “Nothing is as it seems in this zombies horror, as a dark and sinister plot unfolds to unleash an invincible Nazi army of the dead.”
Now it wouldn’t be Zombies if Activision didn’t nab some impressive actors for the mode, for this iteration we have Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible, Pulp Fiction) as Jefferson Potts, David Tennant (Doctor Who, Ducktales) as Drostan Hynd, Elodie Yung (Marvel/Netflix Daredevil, District 13: Ultimatum) as Olivia Durant, Katheryn Winnick (The Dark Tower, Vikings) as Marie Fischer and Udo Kier (Blade, End of Days) as Doktor Peter Glucksbringer Straub.
Call of Duty: WWII is set for a November 4th release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.