Activision announced today the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops
would include a zombie mode similar to the one included in Call of Duty: World at War
"Zombies have been such a hit with our community that we were committed to bringing brand new zombie experiences to Call of Duty: Black Ops
," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia in the announcement. "We've taken extra special care to retain the essential ingredients of our Zombie game, and have also crafted a nice surprise for the fans."
Zombies Mode was available in 2008's also Treyarch-developed World at War
as an unlockable reward for completing the game's campaign.
The undead-Nazi-hunting mode was also spun off into a best-selling iPhone app
, Call of Duty: World at War Zombies
in 2009. A new map for the iPhone app will be available for download tomorrow, Activision announced today.
Today's announcement follows a long-running obsession with the undead in the game industry that extends from Zombies Ate My Neighbors
and Resident Evil
to Left 4 Dead
and this week's release
of Dead Rising 2
Even Rockstar San Diego's hit Red Dead Redemption recently announced
“Undead Nightmare” DLC, due out this fall, delivering "a brand new single-player story that tasks John Marston with curing a zombie outbreak."