Treyarch

Know those bonus zombie killin’ levels in Call of Duty: World at War? Ya, they are amazeballs and fans have gone ape shit over them since their inception.

The bar was raised even higher when Treyarch took over and turned the Call of Duty: Black Ops zombie levels into fan favorite hits as well.  Zombies simply make everything better.

Now Treyarch is at it again. With the upcoming expansion map pack entitled Escalation, it will feature four new maps and yet another awesome zombie level named Call of the Dead. This isn’t just some normal, run-of-the-mill style run-and-gun like the franchise’s previous installments. This new level will have star power the previous one’s never had. Yes, playing as Richard Nixon was nice and all but pulling a Left for Dead move with Hollywood stars Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo just makes all that spewing brain matter really worth it.

How does Hollywood taste?

Going all out to create their own special experience for the players before this new map pack drops next week, May 3rd, Treyarch called in the big guns. Not only did they emulate the grindhouse style, bringing back the voice over and ‘coming attractions’ opener, but they’ve brought in the grandfather of the zombie movie and have George Romero as a special zombie type. It’s their use of 45 Grave’s ‘Do You Want to Party?’that really sells what they’re making, maps that’s fun for all ages (with parental permission of course). Who cares if the song comes from Return of the Living Dead, a film directed by Romero’s estranged  producing partner John Russo. This still kicks more ass then Werewolf women of the S S, Nicholas Cage as Fu Manchu I’d rather watch Drive Angry 3D again.

Call of Duty:Black Ops-Escalation is avaible for X-Box live users May 3rd but Playstation users will have to wait another for another month until they can play as Buffy all weekend long.

Via: Slashfilm

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We’re a week away from Treyarch’s sequel to Call of Duty: World at War and it seems that someone has found out what the zombie mode will be like in Call of Duty: Black Ops. It seems that players will get to shoot down the undead at the Pentagon as either John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro. Zombie mode will support four player online and two player split screen co-op.

While this sounds ridiculous, this also sounds freakin’ awesome. I know a lot of people who didn’t enjoy World at War as much as Modern Warfare but loved the zombie mode and the fact that Black Ops will have this kind of zombie mode, I think a lot more folks will be interested in the game.

What do y’all think about this? Does this zombie mode make you more interested in Black Ops or do you still don’t care for the game? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment after the break.

Source: Destructoid

155169-modern-warfare-2_ghostSeems like Activision did some talking recently due to the whole Infinity Ward hapenings and we got a surprise out of it. Although they claimed that Infinity Ward, with out its two top heads, will finish up the two promised DLC packs this year, it doesn’t seem we’ll be getting Modern Warfare 3 next year. We will be getting what many are assuming World at War 2 or what ever Treyarch (CoD 3, CoD: World at War) released this year, next year though, a new company will give Call of Duty a shot. That company is Sledgehammer Games, which is a company that was formed by two people who left Visceral Games (Dead Space) and Activision announced that it would be an Action Adventure game, not a First-Person shooter.

Yeah, my initial thought is why, but it might be interesting to see how it will work seeing how the CoD series HAS ALWAYS been a FPS series. Either way, Activision wants money and they seriously have become the new EA within the last couple years and the boss man, Bobby Kotick has quickly becoming a person that people love to hate ever since his comments of wanting games to be priced more than $60. You guys think this is good thing for the CoD series or will this new action adventure game will fail like how Halo: Wars kinda was a failure with the Halo fans. Let’s just hope Kotick doesn’t get the idea to mix CoD and Guitar Hero together because I don’t want to think what evil would be produced by that idea.

Source: Destructoid, Kotaku