Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is this year’s installment in the CoD franchise and details continue to emerge about the futuristic game as the time until its November release races on. The initial trailers for the game revealed a world that looked more like Deus Ex than CoD, but as gameplay features have been unveiled, many fans are starting to build up hope that this year’s installment may make up for the subpar games from the last two years.
Although E3 did bring lots of news about the game, Black Ops fans are still waiting on the edge of their seats for a proper unveiling of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s zombies.
During E3, most of the time Black Ops 3 was on stage was dedicated to talking about the additional content that will arrive on Sony platforms first. Although the timed-exclusives may have been exciting for some fans (and annoying for others), the audience was really clamoring for some mention of the Black Ops series’ most iconic feature… zombies.
We’re a week passed E3 now and there still hasn’t been any official news about the upcoming game’s zombie mode, but a new hint has arrived. According to a recent tweet from Treyarch Studios, the next chapter of the beloved mode will start in San Diego on July 9.
The tweet shows a picture of the trademark Black Ops 3 zombies in a journal with “San Diego July 9” written next to it. Although many of the Call of Duty easter eggs are hidden in a series of complicated riddles, this one is much easier to crack. July 9 marks the first day of the San Diego Comic-Con, so it seems like a safe bet that gamers will learn more about zombie mode at that event.
Although it is very exciting to see Black Ops 3 heading in a new direction in an attempt to breath fresh life into the franchise (which isn’t suffering in sales, but has been delivering carbon copy games), we’ve yet to see how well this year’s installment will achieve that goal. Game Rant went hands-on with the game at E3 and it didn’t exactly blow us away. The game’s major changes to multiplayer and gameplay add a lot of value for the already hardcore fans, but don’t make the game any more accessible to fresh meat.
Although we’ve seen a lot of the title at this point, clearly there are still more features to be revealed in the coming months. We look forward to seeing what news drops at Comic-Con and how the gaming community reacts to it.
Do you want to see zombies in Black Ops 3? What else do you think Call of Duty will reveal during Comic-Con weekend? Let us know in the comments.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to release on November 16, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.