The latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise will take players back to World War II to fight an enemy that's even worse than Nazis: Nazi zombies. Activision released a full trailer for Call of Duty: WWII's new mode at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.
A version of the trailer was leaked earlier this week, causing Sledgehammer Games to ask fans to wait for the official version of the trailer. A short description for the mode has also been released:
Sledgehammer Games delivers an original and terrifying new co-op survival experience in Call of Duty®: WWII Nazi Zombies. Players will embark on a chilling and mysterious journey through a snowy Bavarian village in Mittelburg, Germany, as they attempt to recover priceless works of art stolen by the Axis powers in World War II. This village holds a shadowy secret key to an unimaginable and monstrous power.
The setting for the trailer is a dark, blood-filled facility crawling with zombies. The trailer features a voice-over from a character who seems to be a Nazi scientist, explaining that his experiments have created "the Devil himself."
Call of Duty: WWII won't be the first game to feature zombies in the franchise, nor will it be the first to feature Nazi zombies, for that matter. A "Nazi Zombies" was included in Call of Duty: World at War. Due to its success, zombies made their return in all three Call of Duty: Black Ops titles.
The mode is said to have a feel reminiscent of Dead Space, a science-fiction/horror game. The design and the tone also seem similar to the Sniper Elite spin-off series, Nazi Zombie Army. The zombies in this version of the mode look particularly scary, with hanging jaws and missing limbs. Though no gameplay footage is shown in the trailer, it appears that the game will use darkness to give the mode a classic, suspenseful feel.
The new mode has a voice cast that includes Katheryn Winnick as a young German engineer, former Doctor Who star David Tennant as Drostan Hynd, Ving Rhames as Jeffeson Potts, Udo Kier as a scientist, and Daredevil's own Elektra Natchios, aka. Elodie Yung, as Olivia Durant.
Call of Duty: WWII releases worldwide on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on November 3. Players who pre-order the game can get Private Beta Access, which begins on August 25 on the Playstation 4.
Source: Sledgehammer Games