SDCC: Activision Reveals All-Star ‘Black Ops III’ Zombies Co-op Mode

By July 9, 2015

When it was first announced that the next game in the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise would be Black Ops III, many people likely had the same thought: “what will zombies be like this time?” Now, thanks to a big presentation at Comic-Con, we can start to have an idea.

According to an official Activision press release, Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III will feature a co-op zombies mode that they’re calling, “Shadows of Evil.” Treyarch originated the Call of Duty zombies mode back in 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War, and ever since then, it’s been a highlight to every Treyarch-developed CoD experience since then. Much like last year’s zombie mode in Advanced Warfare, “Shadows of Evil” will feature a star-studded cast of characters portrayed by Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Heather Graham (The Hangover), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Robert Picardo (“Star Trek: Voyager”).  The official press release gives an idea of what the mode will feel like when players have a chance to pick it up:

Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil drops players into a recognizable yet terrifyingly unfamiliar world, as they uncover the secrets and challenges laid out for them by a shadowy figure, who holds their fate in his hands. Set in a 1940’s film-noir era, Shadows of Evil introduces four unwitting characters – The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer – into an unraveling experience masterminded by the mysterious Shadow Man.

See the promo video for the new mode below:

That’s not all, though, as Comic-Con attendees can experience an “epic immersive experiential activity” that “places them in the middle of an unrelenting Zombie onslaught, giving them a firsthand look at the survivors’ intertwined stories for the ultimate Call of Duty Zombies brought to life.” Right across the street from there, people can actually play a demo of the game’s multiplayer mode in the PlayStation “Road to Greatness” Tour Bus.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released on November 6th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on the game as it takes shape, keep it on GeekNation.

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Chris Clow
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