The dreaded undead horde will be returning this year with Call of Duty: WWII to maintain itself as a staple feature of the decade-old franchise.
While details are scarce at this point, Sledgehammer Games has confirmed that the popular mode will be set during the same World War II setting. In contrast, previous installments in the series have pitted players against Nazi zombies in either a futuristic time or during the Cold War. It is actually commendable to see the developer stick with the game’s notion of returning to its roots.
In addition, Call of Duty: WWII will introduce a unique standalone co-operative mode for Nazi zombies that is both unique and intense.
“The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action,” reads an announcement from Activision.
In a livestream earlier this week, the developer highlighted that the current storyline of the Nazi zombies ended with Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This gave Sledgehammer Games the opportunity to work on something different. As the premise of the story goes, Nazi zombies came about during World War II because of failed human experimentation. On the brink of defeat, the Nazi officers tried to create stronger soldiers inside laboratories. The program did not go as according to plan. Instead of super soldiers, the results produced an army of zombies who quickly took over the battlefield without recognizing friend or foe.
We can expect both the developer and publisher drop more details in the weeks to come. As we have seen with past installments in the series, it is certain that the post-release expansion packs will continue the new standalone story of Nazi zombies.
Call of Duty: WWII is scheduled for an official release on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In accordance with the partnership between Sony and Activision, owners of PlayStation 4 are guaranteed a 30-day early access to every expansion pack released in the game’s life.