Its Tommy Guns And Tentacles As Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Mode Trailer Goes 40

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 2:00 PM
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I didn’t think I could possibly get interested in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode, until the sods at Treyarch released a trailer and it was everything I want. They had me at Jeff Goldblum and Ron Perlman, and once the doo-wop jazz music kicked in and I knew I’d found a new home.

All that futuristic guff has been thrown out the window in favour some of 1940s noir stylings, as tommy-gun equipped gangsters lay into hordes of monsters and one or two beastly surprises. Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode is playable in up to four-player co-op, featuring four different characters - The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer, all overseen by a mysterious mastermind dubbed Shadow Man.

The all-star cast includes Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman. It looks legitimately great in this trailer, and a thorough shake-up of what we were expecting from Zombies. There’s only so many jetpacks you can see before novelty wears off, you know?

This time around it’s an actual narrative experience for gamers to play through. The 1940s setting also lends itself to vintage weaponry, including tommy guns and revolvers, accompanied by some more off-the-wall choices like a rocket-powered riot shield.

Interestingly, there’s a new power-up which looks to be ripped straight out of The Darkness, grant the player writing tentacles to cause massive damge with.

"Treyarch has crafted a totally unique and face-melting gameplay experience for our loyal Zombies community, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies - Shadows of Evil," said Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch. "The development team has packed Shadows of Evil with more gameplay and fun than any other experience before it, and has an appropriately twisted and deep narrative, performed by fantastic acting talent, that will keep our fans spinning."

Zombies mode is packed in with Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which launches on November 6th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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18:37 Jul-11-2015

Nice vintage style, changes from exo suit zombies. I think it'll be very fun to play ;)

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06:01 Jul-11-2015

This is not COD, is a combination between bioshock and mafia xD

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18:02 Jul-10-2015

wew... something new is coming in the COD series. No exo suit means it's gonna be a revolutionary COD release :D

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17:22 Jul-10-2015

when I saw tommy guns I thought this will be a maffia 3 trailer :(


the dissapointment :(

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05:45 Jul-11-2015

Same here man :(

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16:07 Jul-10-2015

Yay cant wait this is out. always liked Treyarch's zombie mode. wonder if it links some how to the old story/characters at all.

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14:48 Jul-10-2015

Thank god no Exos this time, no it seems i have a reason to buy this CoD :)
Just hoping it comes with more than just one map, i hate to pay 15€ for one additional zombie map.

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15:36 Jul-10-2015

I don't know why they brough it back, it just seems too chaotic with people flying all over the place. Can't wait to try out that bow though

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22:24 Jul-10-2015

Exactly, that's why AW was the first CoD i skipped since CoD4.

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14:08 Jul-10-2015

This actually looks quite good, it looks like classic zombies with a few additions. Just glad they didn't include that damn EXO suit.

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15:15 Jul-10-2015

Yep, this trailer looks different than the usual same cod that we see every year. I hope the gameplay will be different too, it might become a great cod game.

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