In answer to questions posed by G4, Zombies Creative Lead Jimmy Zielinski further detailed the features coming to Call of Duty Black Ops II's zombie slaying co-op mode. When asked about map size in comparison to earlier zombie maps, Zielinski touched on what the three different game modes will offer.
''The story mode, Tranzit is a huge map with a number of different areas to explore, all of which are connected by a bus route. The bus route is also part of the world and can be explored, either on foot, or by bus, which travels to each of the areas of the map. You’ll meet a few new characters, some new zombies and fight them off using weapons ranging from new near-future weapons, some faithful stand-bys and a few wunderweapons. Ultimately, strategy is the name of the game here.
When playing Survival, the team has taken the individual areas and tailored them for classic survival play. The individual Survival areas are adaptations of the locations in Tranzit, but they’ve been designed to accommodate survival-style play.
Finally, there’s Grief, or what we like to call “4Z4.” There are two human teams that go head-to-head; however, they can’t kill one another – they can only fight to repel the oncoming zombie horde. The name of this game is “last man standing” – whoever is left, that team wins. So to achieve this, we provide some griefing mechanics that enable teams to “encourage “zombies to cast their attention on the other team. If used properly, the other team won’t be able to overcome the zombie attack and the remaining team will be left victorious.
Between Tranzit, Survival and Grief, there is an absolute ton of gameplay here – Zombies is really its own stand-alone game.''
Zombies is shaping up well, featuring more extensive modes than those found in the previous games.
Call of Duty Black Ops II comes out November 13th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and November 18th for Wii U in North America with other Territories on November 30th. If your Pre Order now you can receive the Nuke town 2055 bonus map and access to the XP Launch Weekend.
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