No matter how gamers may feel about developer Sledgehammer Games keeping their Zombies mode variant out of the main Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare package, it’s hard to deny Exo Zombies’ appeal to the masses. Just check out the above trailer for Exo Zombies' release, which features John Malkovich throwing out trademark Malkovich lines, and try to be the least bit excited.
Exo Zombies, for those that may not know, is Advanced Warfare’s horde mode-esque campaign with a few key twists. Obviously, this year’s mode will take advantage of the game’s new future tech and weaponry, but in a brilliant move it will also put those items into the undead hands of zombies.
That means that while teams of players will have to contend with ravenous swarms of undead, they will also have to watch nearly every angle. As we’ve seen in past trailers and in this new one, these Exo Zombies can boost jump and boost dash in some pretty creative ways.
Thankfully, players will have several new toys to assist in their undead massacre, including a devastating multi-barrelled shotgun and a bone-smashing trap door. Since balance has never been a focus for Zombies, unlike multiplayer, Sledgehammer Games can let their creativity run wild, and let the zombie corpses pile up.
But the main focus of this latest Exo Zombies trailer is the cast, which features stage and screen vets like the aforementioned John Malkovich, Alien star Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal. From the looks of the trailer, it appears each of these characters were caught inside the Atlas Corporation building when an experiment went awry. And now it’s up to them to fight their way to freedom.
Of course, Exo Zombies is just a piece of the Havoc DLC for Advanced Warfare, but it is likely to be one of its biggest selling points. Multiplayer fans still get their usual 4-map multiplayer package, as well as a new weapon and weapon variant, which are sure to keep them engaged for a long while. Those four maps are called Sideshow, Core, Urban, and Drift.
In fact, it will be interesting to see DLC sales numbers for Havoc considering Advanced Warfare sold very well in 2014 and gamers’ general enthusiasm for the new twists on multiplayer. Could be enough to get more creativity coming in the DLC department.
Does the Exo Zombies mode hold enough interest for you? Will you pick up the Havoc DLC?
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc releases January 27, 2015 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.