The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC will feature a new mode called (and why hasn't this been used before?) 'Call of the Dead.' That much we knew, but now we have a trailer which reveals that - wait, what? - Danny Trejo? Sarah Michelle Gellar? Robert "Freddy Kreuger" Englund? Michael Rooker (Merle in AMC's The Walking Dead)? George Romero?! How many non-questions can we ask?! How you do this, Treyarch?
"This is Treyarch's tribute to the legendary George Romero, who truly defined the zombie genre and whose incredible work has been such an inspiration to our team." said Black Ops director Dave Anthony. "It was an absolute honor to work with such an amazing and talented cast whose passion and energy brought their characters instantly to life. Fans are going to love this."
While the Romero throwback zombie theme isn't new, it's hard to get enough of, and wow - this isn't at all what we were expecting. We expected a new mode, perhaps with different rules, and in that respect, it's a bit disappointing that Call of the Dead is a single map. Still, it's far from an ordinary map, so consider our previous expectations moot.
So, horror fans, is this an awesome service to you, or is Activision trying too hard?
Apr 26, 2011