Over the weekend and ahead of its sanctioned showing by publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombies mode’s trailer leaked online, spoiling the big reveal of the forthcoming first-person shooter’s take on the franchise’s long-running undead staple of the series. Even so, the official footage for Nazi Zombies has now been unveiled by the aforementioned companies during Activision’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.
As seen below in the official Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies reveal trailer, fans should expect the story to be a lot more grim and gruesome than previous entries’ versions of the mode. For instance, it looks as if Sledgehammer Games has injected far more frightening visuals and horror elements into the mode as opposed to the silly and kitschy tone found in previous Zombies modes, such as Infinite Warfare‘s Zombies in Spaceland.
Other than the fact that Call of Duty: WW2 players will be fighting grotesque hordes of Nazi Zombies, the trailer itself doesn’t reveal much else regarding the specifics of the narrative. Nevertheless, fans should expect Activision and Sledgehammer Games to further expound upon the plot details, gameplay aspects, and technical features involved in the forthcoming mode, especially since it has already confirmed the cast, including the likes of Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), David Tennant (Dr. Who), Elodie Young (Daredevil), Udo Kier (Blade), and Kathryn Winnick (Vikings).
According to the description for Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies trailer, players will be taking on the task of journeying through a snowy Bavarian village in Mittelburg, Germany in order to recover several pieces of priceless works of art stolen by the Axis powers during World War II. Along the way, though, they will encounter “a shadowy secret key to an unimaginable and monstrous power.”
Taking all of this into consideration, with Sledgehammer Games’ co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey having spearheaded development on the first Dead Space title, fans should anticipate Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies to be fraught with terror. After all, with the developer having previously stated its intentions to portray the actual World War II experience as realistically as possible in the main game, then it stands to reason that it would imbue the concept of Nazi Zombies with a sense of verisimilitude to evoke as much fear in fans as it can.
Call of Duty: WW2 is slated to release on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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