Black Ops: Declassified is the Call of Duty franchise’s first foray into the world of the PlayStation Vita. Developed by Nihilistic Software (the folks who brought us another Vita port Resistance: Burning Skies), Declassified promises to deliver the same beloved multiplayer experience Call of Duty fans crave, and a few additional elements to tide them over on the go.
However, since this is a Black Ops game (part of Treyarch‘s portion of the Call of Duty universe), there have been questions as to whether or not a Zombies mode will be included with Black Ops: Declassified. For Black Ops 2, the Zombies mode is getting a pretty significant overhaul, but Declassified, unfortunately, will have no such mode.
Activision‘s Dan Amrich took to his personal site to confirm there will be no Zombies, but did provide fans with news of a comparable mode for Declassified. Titled Hostiles, this mode will pit a player against waves of enemies, they just won’t be of the undead variety.
Amrich also reiterates that, first and foremost, Declassified will be focusing on multiplayer, hence no Zombies. He did leave the possibility of a Zombies mode down the line — perhaps with another COD title for the Vita — but wouldn’t confirm anything other than the Hostiles mode.
To that point, Nihilistic has come forward to say they would like to include some form of the Zombies variant in their version of Call of Duty, but they must heed the will of publishers Sony and Activision. They took to Twitter to put the discussion rest, and to keep their @replies to a minimum.
Only Activision and Sony have the power to greenlight Zombies mode for CoD Vita. We would love to do it if they ask. But it’s not our call.
Knowing what we know now it’s safe to say that Declassified will not be supporting Zombies, but we’re not ruling out the possibility of future Vita titles, if this first one proves successful, offering a Zombies mode.
Does Declassified‘s lack of Zombies mode leave you disinterested in the Vita title, or are you focusing on the multiplayer? Should Activision develop a Vita title that is Zombies only?
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified releases November 13, 2012 for the PlayStation Vita.
Source: One of Swords, Nihilistic Software