The Zombies add-ons that ship with every Call of Duty game have gotten more and more elaborate over time, to the point where they’re entirely separate games built on the same engine. And this reveal, Call of Duty Black Ops III: Shadows of Evil, is pretty honest about its influences.
Let’s see here; forties theme, trapped in a city, a multitude of weapons with a old-timey SF feel, eating candy for perks that essentially give you superpowers… yep, that’s BioShock. Not that we’re complaining, because it looks like a ridiculous amount of fun; among other stunts, the trailer has players plowing through crowds with a rocket shield, beheading foes with an elaborate katana straight out of Soul Calibur, and growing tentacles to massacre zombies with.
The usual celebrity cast is back, with Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman voicing the main squad. Also of interest is that they’re promoting a “massive world” and deep adventure from the original Zombies team. Really, the only question for us is whether we’ll have to buy DLC to get the whole game. We’ll likely find out as the November 6 release date gets closer.
(Via VG 24/7)