I’ve got to admit, this looks pretty good. For a while, we’ve known that on May 3, 2011 Activision and Treyarch would release the next Black Ops map pack, Escalation, featuring 4 new multiplayer maps and 1 zombie mode. Up until now, that zombie mode was unknown. Today, it was revealed that it would be called “Call of the Dead”, and boy does it include some serious zombie fan service. If you’re a fan of George Romero, then you’ll probably love this since he stars in it, alongside other well known actors such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund (Freddy Kreuger), Danny Trejo (Machete) and Michael Rooker (Merle in The Walking Dead). All of these characters will be part of the new zombie map, which by the looks of it, will provide something along the lines of jump pads and ziplines, not the mention the loads and loads of zombies.
You know what, just see for yourself. Here we include a photo gallery and a video for your viewing pleasure:
[learn_more caption=”Click here to open the press release“]CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS ESCALATION ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR CAST FOR ‘CALL OF THE DEAD’Legendary Director, George Romero,to Star with Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejoin Blockbuster DLC Release Hitting in Seven Days
Santa Monica, CA – April 26, 2011 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Treyarch revealed today that famed horror and action stars Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo have joined the cast of Call of Duty®: Black Ops Escalation’s zombie level, Call of the Dead. The Call of the Dead zombie level and four all new multiplayer maps make up the second content pack, Escalation, for the record-setting game Call of Duty: Black Ops, launching first on Xbox LIVE® on May 3rd. Dedicated to creating a Zombie experience like never before, the Call of the Dead storyline is inspired by none other than legendary horror writer and director, George A. Romero, who also stars as himself in the new level.
“Our latest zombie creation, Call of the Dead, is unreal!” says Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch. “We set out to create an exciting new zombie experience for fans of the genre that takes Zombies to an insane new level.”
“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.” says Dave Anthony, Call of Duty: Black Ops Director. “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.”
In addition to George A. Romero, whose credits include Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Land of the Dead, he is joined by Sarah Michelle Gellar, whose credits include the hit TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Cruel Intentions; Robert Englund, best known for originating the role of Freddy Krueger in the successfulNightmare on Elm Street franchise; Michael Rooker, most recently acclaimed for his work on AMC’s horror drama The Walking Dead; andDanny Trejo, who starred in 2010’s action-thriller Machete.
Published by Activision and developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation content pack will launch first on Xbox LIVE on May 3rd. For additional Call of Duty updates and information, visit us on the web at www.callofduty.com/blackops, www.facebook.com/codblackops, and also via Twitter @Treyarch.[/learn_more]