Activision and Sledgehammer Games released a new trailer for Call of Duty: WW2’s Nazi Zombies mode set in the town of Mittelburg, Germany. The wintery snow-capped streets and rustic town setting are not to be taken lightly. The trailer doesn’t waste any time getting into what looks like a horror-filled romp through the eastern German town.
The trailer clocks in at just under two minutes, and it features a look at the all new gory, Gothic, dark, terror-filled map that players will run through with up to three other players in the Zombies mode. You can check it out below.
A lot of the feedback on the map has been positive because a lot of gamers feel it’s a nice throwback to the horror themes first introduced into Call of Duty with Treyarch’s World at War from so many years ago.
The trailer reveals that there are several layers to the map, including the streets of Mittelburg, the sewer system underneath, and then finally the horror-lair of the doctor where his experiments take place beneath the unassuming town.
The graphics for the mode are obviously changed from the more over-the-top and comedic aesthetic that the Call of Duty games have been adopting for series over the years. We see that the shaders have gone for a more darker, contrasted look where it relies on hard dynamic self-shadows and a limited use of specular highlighting in order to get the zombies a darker, more vicious edge. It also helps make the environment look extremely dangerous and foreboding.
Call of Duty: WWII’s Zombies mode goes for the dark, ominous tone that one should expect from a serious zombie tale. So far the feedback from gamers in the YouTube trailer seems to be quite positive and they really like that Sledgehammer is going the more serious route with their take on the Zombies, opposite of Treyarch and Infinity Ward. It’s a huge far cry from the cartoonish depiction of the zombies in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
For gamers who have nothing better to do with their money, it’s possible to pre-order Call of Duty: WWII to gain access to the upcoming private beta this August, but otherwise you can just wait it out and pick up the full game come November 3rd.