Braaains! Zombies were the main theme at the “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” panel Thursday at Comic-Con. Here are nine things we learned ...
1 Zombies are back and better than ever
This game will focus more on the zombie storyline than ever before with a new zombie story mode. And the best part: They’re all from the 1940s!
2 Trailer reveal
The never-before-seen trailer showed the “Giant Zombies Bonus Map.” It took place in an eerie factory with zombie “test subjects” breaking in from all sides. On top of all the pandemonium, one character, “Takeo Masaki,” unleashed his wrath on the undead with an awesome katana-looking sword. We are definitely looking forward to playing this character!
3 Morg City
“A place where dreams come true and nightmares follow close behind.” As said in the trailer, Morg City is a dark and dreary place - a perfect backdrop for the zombie narrative. It also resembles a blend of a “Great Gatsby"-like setting, with this map staged in the 1940s.
4 There’s a new boss in town
There will be an all-new and downright terrifying hydra-like zombie boss. As shown in the trailer, the three-headed undead behemoth was truly a terrible sight to behold. Stay vigilant and keep in mind that it will take a lot of firepower to take down this monstrosity.
5 An extreme makeover?
Tom Kane, the voice actor for the sword-wielding Japanese WWII soldier, talked about the makeover his character will be getting: “I started doing this character seven or eight years ago. And they really wanted him to change a little bit to be more cinematic and less cartoony. Now he’s a lot more grittier, it’s awesome.”
6 Introducing ...
There will be four new characters introduced to the co-op zombie mode, including a cop, magician, boxer and burlesque dancer (voiced by Heather Graham).
7 He’s baaack!
Robert Picardo (“Star Trek: Voyager” and “Stargate SG-1") will once again return playing his iconic character from previous “Call of Duty” titles. Apparently, nothing he says should be taken at face value. “I play a character called shadow man, so everything I say is unreliable, including what I just said.”
8 New guns or old guns?
The new guns will take on an entirely different look from the 1940s. Will this mean all of the weaponry will look old? Not necessarily. The trailer showed a rocket-powered riot shield that players will be able to take advantage of in the “zombie mode.”
9 When is it coming?
“Call of Duty: Black Ops III” will be released on the Playstation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Nov. 6.