Call of Duty: WWII Zombies Mode to be “Most Terrifying” Version Yet
Ever since Call of Duty: World at War released back in 2008, Zombies Mode has been a mainstay of the entire Call of Duty series. The premise of the mode has players either team up or go it alone to fight off waves of the undead before eventually being overwhelmed. Corpses are awaking once more for the new Call of Duty: WWII, and based on the trailer released in July, it looks as thrilling as ever. Now, developer Sledgehammer Games has detailed quite a bit more information regarding WWII Zombies Mode, going on to call it the “most terrifying” they’ve ever created.
Speaking with PlayStation Blog, senior director at Sledgehammer Jon Horsley revealed that the new mode will be set during the later years of World War II, located in “a quiet Bavarian village in Germany.” This quaint setting will be any thing but, featuring several horrifying new levels beneath the surface, including “bloody sewers, evil laboratories, and ancient tombs,” all of which will house more than a few “dark secrets.”
A story-based origin for those pesky WWII zombies will be attributed to the Nazis (of course). Hitler’s Third Reich will have created “an army of the dead” as a desperate last resort to “save the war effort.” While some undead soldiers will act similarly to those in past games, others will take on qualities that will make them harder to kill. Horsley gave the examples of “flaming zombies and running zombies,” hinting at even more types in the final product.
After unleashing said zombie army, it will be up to players to take out enemies with the usual equippable weapons, as well as a “variety of [environmental] structures.” As in previous incarnations, there will also be a way to upgrade players’ arsenals to make them even “deadlier,” in this case, a cage containing a special Nazi-built machine. Horsley hints at “something else” that could help zombie-slayers on their journey, but stressed that players should “discover for themselves.”
That wouldn’t be the only secrets the Sledgehammer director would mention, as he went on to allude to many other hidden rewards that both new and hardcore fans would enjoy. Again, he seemed pretty tight-lipped on the matter, wanting players to wait until the final game comes out for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 3.
What do you think? Does Call of Duty: WWII Zombies Mode look like a a great variation of the horde mode formula, or does it seem too much like an unneeded rehash? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on the Twitter for the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more recent Call of Duty news, including information about the upcoming beta, check out these next few articles:
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