Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Activision Outlines Huge Shake Up to Black Ops II Zombies Mode

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Activision has hinted at some of the innovations Treyarch is bringing to Black Ops II’s Zombies mode.

The massively popular gameplay mode traditionally charges a team of four players to work co-operatively to defend against a horde of zombies. This time out, however, Treyarch is exploring new possibilities.

Activision's vice-president of production Daniel Suarez said, “We’re changing the way that game modes work for Zombies. So traditionally Zombies is a four-player co-op mode. We’re going to still have that this time around, but in addition to that we’re going to offer up new opportunities for players to play with Zombies in a different way.

These “new opportunities” include introducing a competitive multiplayer elements to the game as well as elements from Wager Matches and Theatre.

“So imagine you and your four friends, versus me and my four friends, versus a bunch of zombies,” said Suarez. “That’s just one example of what we’re talking about."

“Treyarch has constantly been innovating in what they’re doing with multiplayer. I think last time around we had Combat Training, we had Theatre which is the first time we had that kind of concept in Call of Duty, and we had Wager Match mode. 

“We’re going to take a lot of those nuances that exist and bring them over to Zombies. So maybe there’s a Zombie Theatre and you’re making zombie movies, or Wager Matches - which was a different kind of gameplay style - and bringing them over to Zombies as well.”

Interesting innovations, for sure, especially the new competitive Zombies idea. Do you kill your opponents at all costs or team up to take out the zombies first? It's going to be carnage.

Regardless of your opinion of Treyarch and the Call of Duty series, there’s no denying that this time they’re looking to shake up the entire formula. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.

[via BebopVox. Thanks, O0mix0O]


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US November 13, 2012
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