Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles ESRB Rating Appears, Mysteriously Vanishes
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a somewhat less-than-stellar title in the long-running CoD franchise. Released in 2015, it was the sequel to 2012’s Duty installment Black Ops II, which received a warmer welcome. Having moved on to Infinite Warfare, the rumors of a Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release popping up, and, of course, the announcement longtime fans have been waiting for, Call of Duty: WWII, it seemed as if Black Ops III was just going to be left to let the canal of players run dry. Well, according to a now deleted listing on the ESRB website, Treyarch and Activision are looking to keep the title alive with Zombies Chronicles.
Luckily, we live in a time that deleted things don’t really go away unless someone truly wants them to, but it’s still unlikely. This is the Internet, of course, which means that ESRB listing has been safely tucked away into a cache within Google. It has also been immortalized within the CoD Zombies subreddit. Essentially, Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles will include “the original contents of Black Ops 3 and the content of Zombie Chronicles, includes 8 classic maps of Treyarch Zombies remastered and all the maps include the Gobblegum function.” That’s of course, if the previous rumors are to be true. The description provided on the ESRB listing is as follows:
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a futuristic military unit attempting to thwart the plans of a cartel. Players use machine guns, pistols, shotguns, grenade launchers, and various ‘cybercore’ abilities (e.g., drone control, confusion for human enemies) to kill robots and soldiers amid futuristic urban environments. Action is frenetic, with frequent gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Some attacks allow players to blow up enemies or blow off their arms or legs. A handful of cutscenes depict figures being beaten, tortured, or stabbed; some stabbings are depicted fairly close up. During the course of the game, players can select emblems from a menu screen for character/team customization; a few emblems are suggestive of marijuana. The words ‘f**k’ and ‘sh*t’ appear in the dialogue.”
What makes this interesting is the fact that the description is the same as that of the base Black Ops III game. This could mean that everything else is just considered DLC and still not part of the core title. However, this might also imply that Zombies Chronicles will be its own release, and not just something to add on to what players already own. Was this a leak? Somebody schedule a post for the wrong date? Fans will just have to wait and see. Needless to say, something is coming for Black Ops III gamers, so be sure to stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as to not miss out on what it is.
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.