With the release of the new Zombies trailer (above) for Black Ops 2, Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia, hooked me up with a ton of info that's not available just by looking at the trailer. Here's the rundown on Zombies in Black Ops II:
The Story Behind It
⁃ Actions on "The Moon" map (DLC in Black Ops 1) will have impact on zombies in BO2 and play into the story
⁃ New Playable Characters
⁃ New Zombies with new abilities.
⁃ Largest Zombies World Ever
⁃ Multiple areas with land inbetween
⁃ Transportation in between areas
⁃ New Weaponry
⁃ Future tech, zombie weapons
Zombies will feature three main modes:
⁃ 1-4 Players in co-op
⁃ Expansive World
⁃ New Gameplay Mechanics include:
⁃ The Bus that can provide shelter and move you from location to location. The downside is that it is compact.
⁃ If you don't want to move around in the bus you can go out in "the fog" which can be very dangerous but has big rewards.
⁃ Buildables, meaning you can put things together to create weapons, defense or access to other weapons
Survival (Classic Zombies)
⁃ 1-4 players
⁃ Custom made playable areas. Made from areas in larger world
Greif (vs mode)
⁃ Humans vs Humans vs Zombies
⁃ 2-8 players
⁃ last human team standing wins (standalone levels)
⁃ can't shoot the other players but can do things to make it harder
The Zombies Multiplayer Engine Features:
⁃ Stat Tracking like most boarding, most kills, etc
⁃ Improved Matchmaking that will match your team vs similar skilled teams
⁃ Ability to create custom games in every mode including options like:
⁃ Set Starting Round (points given at the start to open doors, etc)
⁃ Headshots only challenge
⁃ Magic Items being turned off
Solo players have the option of playing on easy or normal difficulty.
In addition I have a couple screen shots to get your zombie pants warmed up. Click below to check them out.
Make sure to check back Thursday morning at 11am Easter/10am Central/8am Pacific time when I have all the details you'd ever want about Multiplayer mode as well as my initial impressions about some of the new features!
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