Now that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is official, hype for the much-anticipated video game can start building up. As is evident in the debut trailer for Black Ops 2, there are some major changes in store for the franchise that has often been criticized for being too cut-and-paste. The changes will not be exclusive to the single-player campaign, however, as gamers can expect Treyarch‘s infamous Zombies mode to be back and better than ever this time around.

Details on just what kinds of changes are in store, or even just the playable characters that’ll be starring in Zombies, are still under tight wraps. Fortunately, CVG did manage to secure a few tidbits of new info during its preview of Black Ops 2, such as the mode now being run on the game’s multiplayer engine. This may not sound like an important improvement, but the engine will be able to do a lot more than just make the mode sound like it’s been improved.

“The multiplayer engine can throw around twice as many shambling corpses at once, and it can handle a co-op tally double that of Black Ops 1’s.”

Eight-player co-op against immeasurable hordes of zombies has always been a pipe dream for Call of Duty fans, but now — as Treyarch has alluded to — the new and improved Zombies may finally be giving them just that. Strong sales of the original Black OpsRezurrection DLC has allowed the team working on the updated Black Ops 2 mode to enhance it in which ever way they see fit.

“Treyarch have given their zombie team free reign to do pretty much whatever they want with the mode regardless of the direction the campaign is headed in.”

Zombies has always been one of the best modes in Call of Duty. The bi-annual feature is often met with much excitement, and we can’t even imagine how much more fun it’ll be now that it’s essentially twice as big. One thing I can confirm about the new mode is that it’ll be the go-to source for many Game Rant game nights — after Black Ops 2 explodes onto store shelves later this year.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II releases November 13, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Source: CVG