Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode gets further detailed
But will the monkey return?!
Call of Duty: WWII is nearing its November 3 release, which means it's about time for more details on what fans of the franchise can expect in the latest iteration. Instead of offering further details on multiplayer or the game's campaign, we got details on the Zombies mode.
Call of Duty: WWII Zombies lead, as well as senior director at Sledgehammer Games, Jon Horsley, sat down with the PlayStation Blog to discuss this next to classic Call of Duty mode and, according to Horsley, this version of Zombies will "take things to terrifying new levels". This installment of the Zombies mode will be familiar to the fans but it will also show that Sledgehammer Games got roots in the horror genre.
PlayStation.Blog: Call of Duty Zombies has always been about four-player cooperative, wave-based combat. Just to set expectations, can we expect the same basic premise behind Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies?
Jon Horsley: Yes, the mode is focused on exciting four-player cooperative combat against waves of increasingly deadly zombies. Call of Duty WWII’s Zombies mode is grounded in a gritty, horrifying setting based on World War II, and we take things to terrifying new levels.
The approach is, of course, rooted in [the studio’s] horror background, so it was a lot of fun to develop this new experience. Our goal was to make this the most terrifying Zombies experience we’ve ever created…
Jon Horsley also revealed that there will be a few different kinds of zombies and that they still are able to think and remember to some extent apparently, seems like WWII won't bring your average dumb zombie to hunt you.
PSB: The trailer hints at different types of zombies. How far is Sledgehammer going in this direction?
JH: In our story, the Third Reich has built an army of the dead in a last-ditch attempt to save the war effort. Interestingly, these zombies retain some of the discipline and purpose of the soldiers they once were. Each zombie type fills a specialized role as well: there are flaming zombies and running zombies, for example, and they will give you serious problems if you get cornered.
It will take a ton of strategy and teamwork to survive the varied undead soldiers in this mode. Teamwork, communication, and a level head will be key!
The Zombies mode will cater to both the hardcore fans, but also guide new players into the madness. According to Horsley, there will be plenty to do for both hardcore and casual players, they will all be able to enjoy fighting zombies in some Bavarian town during the late World War II. Weapon upgrades and perks will return this time around as well, though exactly how is not yet known. One thing he did not offer a comment on was the design of the new Call of Duty: WWII Limited Edition 1TB PlayStation 4, though it might have been for the best.
Call of Duty: WWII is set for release November 3rd on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, and PC players can get a taste of the upcoming game right now during the open beta.