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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Treyarch Has "Evolved" Zombies Since World at War

Treyarch is bringing zombies back in Call of Duty: Black Ops, but probably not the same ones seen previously in World at War.
In the past few months, zombies were all but officially confirmed to be making a return in Call of Duty: Black Ops through a retail description, recent strategy guide listing, and various other channels. Now that we can stop speculating and know they'll be included, Treyarch has revealed that the studio will likely be making zombies even cooler than they were in Call of Duty: World at War's Nazi Zombies mode.

What made this World at War mode so fun was the ability to team up with friends to just annihilate wave after wave of zombie attackers while defending an area. It also had a bit of story attached to it, though this wasn't exactly the main focus.
Treyarch recently alluded to Edge magazine that Black Ops' zombie mode will improve on World at War's, possibly with more story. "We continued to evolve [Nazi Zombies] after World At War," Treyarch head Mark Lamia said. "There was a dialogue going on with some of our hardcore community, and we were able to interact with the community and evolve. We did that with our zombie lore."

Treyarch could plan on keeping the "zombie lore" going, as Lamia looks back positively on interaction with fans. "I definitely think there's something very exciting about interacting in a live way, and being able to respond," he added.

Black Ops takes place decades later than World at War, but zombies potentially have an unlimited life expectancy and may have survived in an underground bunker somewhere, or some psycho just created brand new ones. We'll have to wait to know if they're connected or not until more information comes out on the upcoming mode in Black Ops, or until November 9 when the game is released.

I, however, was saying from the start they'd have something akin to "Vampire Vietcong" the moment their first trailer revealed the time period.


  1. Nazis and zombies have always walked hand in hand.

  2. Ohgod, Zombie Vietcong would be INCREDIBLE! I look forward to this so very much now.

  3. Looking forward to this! how much does black ops gonna be anyway

  4. Good thing, zombies are too often mindless pieces of rotten meat with no real AI.

  5. hopefully this will be better than left for dead!

  6. So glad Zombies is coming back. I was debating on if I was going to get Black Ops before and now I am sure that I am going to be getting.

  7. I would love to see some of that 'dialog from the hardcore community.'
    Vietcong zombies = Viezongies? Nah, that won't catch on.

  8. Awesome i love killing zombies and cod+zombies should be awesome cant wait till this comes out
    thanks for the heads up mate