Call of Duty: Black Ops to resurrect zombie mode - Retail Radar

Best Buy Canada listing indicates popular undead-slaughter mode to return in Treyarch's upcoming shooter.

Treyarch's Nazi zombie game type from Call of Duty: World at War was so hugely popular with fans, it even spawned a stand-alone iPhone game. Now, Best Buy Canada's listings for the just-announced hardened and prestige editions of Treyarch's next game, Call of Duty: Black Ops, indicates that zombie mode is once again rising from the dead.

Those horrible yellow eyes!

To date, Treyarch hasn't said a word about the well-liked game mode returning in the upcoming shooter, but given its success in Call of Duty: World at War (and Best Buy's recent accurate prediction), the listing is likely not an accident.

As of press time, neither Activision nor Treyarch has responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter. However, the game's recent multiplayer teaser trailer (embedded below) promised a "multiplayer full reveal" on September 1, so fans eager to learn if zombie mode is to return, won't have a long time to wait.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is due out November 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Nintendo Wii and DS. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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anyjabroni
anyjabroni

@holypro Obviously you have never played modern warfare 2 and got super amped over this hard rockin video. F you IW? I think you got that backwrads and I think it's also obvious you haven't played the crappy treyarch COD games. Try playing the games your talking about before you say anything retard

Gamerdude330330
Gamerdude330330

Can we please have updates on the Wii version? I like Wii controls and the graphics are ok. The Wii can do better than the CoD games they put on it. The graphics are not what they should be and the online should have more players and voice chat. The Conduit 2 will make the Wii version of this cry if it's not better than World at War.

haloreachftw
haloreachftw

Ughhh some people are stupid.. Zombies might not be coming back just because the zombie maps are in BO does not mean that the co-op mode in BO will be zombies it could be something completely different then again I could be wrong for all we know those zombie maps might be bonus multiplayer maps again i could be wrong.. but theirs no 100% proof that its zombies

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

The most expensive edition of black ops will have the 4 original zombie maps with cold war weapons.

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

A co-op mode holding down a fortress in the jungle from Vietcong and NV enemies who try to take the fort. G**k psychopaths running at you with bombs strapped to them would be intense! This game has potential for great things!

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

They better have zombies! That was the funnest part of WAW! Spec ops kinda sucked.

holypro
holypro

HOLY ***** I CANT BE MORE HAPPY F YOU IW TREYARCH FTW!!!! treyarch makes better cod games more recoil more content

vordonez12
vordonez12

Im so pumped the FAMAS is full auto. the crossbow wud've been so much better as an instant kill instead of delayed explosion. i dont like how arcady call of duty multiplayer has become like the remote control car. im so pumped for the l96. recording nazi zombies is gonna be boss

coolhardrocker
coolhardrocker

@CO0Ki3M0NST3R im really looking forward to recording my best kills now. and i am also a little "iffy" on the zombies, but u can still buy it and never play the zombies mode right?

petey3
petey3

Im liking that portable video camera. Looks like it will lead to some new strategies. And zombies would be a nice addition to the game. I think Nazi zombies was more fun then spec ops

CO0Ki3M0NST3R
CO0Ki3M0NST3R

@coolhardrocker, yes, you can record gameplay. aint it awesome? too bad I may not get it though. I feel worse since theres zombies now...

coolhardrocker
coolhardrocker

so can you record your gameplay now? it is kind of implyed by the very end of the video.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@alteris6 You seriously took that coment for real, guys like babyjoker973 are the reason i hate online gaming, the ERSB guideline "game experience might change during online play" mean: Morons ARE allowed to play.

Gammet25
Gammet25

Wouldnt that be nice. :)

alteris6
alteris6

@babyjoker973 I play zombie mode because i like to play co-op with friends, not because i am a coward.

babyjoker973
babyjoker973

Zombie mode is for cowards that are scare to get killed by real players...Why would you want to shoot dead computer characters.Jump on multiplayer so babyjoker973 can shoot at you.

legrandfilou
legrandfilou

Apparently some dude from Treyarch posted on his twitter that zombies ARE back. F'sho, gettin' that f'sho.

levifoskey
levifoskey

who wants to play as the zombies ???

Czech895
Czech895

@Kyran87 That is not his teammate it was a guillie suit. And no name popped up

Kyran87
Kyran87

@Czech895 - "Watch at :48 how an enemy runs right by him without attacking. This trailer (as epic as it was) I think was staged" That was his teammate. You would have noticed that if you paid attention to the uniform of the semtex victim.

Sexy_Noob
Sexy_Noob

If zombies comes with it im defs preordering :D

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Anyone remembers that line from Aunt May on Spiderman. "Those horrible yellow eyes"

mrdoyletastic
mrdoyletastic

but are they bringing back playing an online co-op 4 missions thats what i want coz that would have been epic on mw 2

SalFlame
SalFlame

First there were Nazi Zombies, now there are Nam Zombies (Nambies, if you really want). This looks pretty damn great! I liked the campaign in WAW so here's hoping they're consistent!

sabre85
sabre85

i am very happy about this rumor and it doesnt matter if its not new because it was popular and honestly i cant agrue that i wont enjoy it

Dorgoth12
Dorgoth12

wow! another totally new idea from treyarch!

Czech895
Czech895

Watch at :48 how an enemy runs right by him without attacking. This trailer (as epic as it was) I think was staged

luffy11234
luffy11234

@Bad-School-Girl thats "bad" business for activision so yeah it probablly will be just one and cost $20 for 1 nazi and 2 "remakes" from some other game.

benboz
benboz

I hope zombie mode does come back. That would be awesome with modern weapons.

ziv_ew
ziv_ew

oh nice they added a replay option for your match

acer_062
acer_062

Wouldn't surprise me if Activison released zombie mode as a seperate chargeable item ...... you know how Activision works .... money, money, money.

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Exactly what hannify said...don't really care about the regular multiplayer stuff but I'm all about wasting me some zombies, so keep those DLCs seperate!

gamer-guy101
gamer-guy101

zombies made w@w multiplayer as all the maps were too glitched up and hackable can't wait

w07e
w07e

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mikees1
mikees1

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Christofbuzzin
Christofbuzzin

Zombies in Black ops: Win Using WAW maps on the harderned version: Fail Just buy WAW and download the extra maps

dentui
dentui

Woot Woot. Finally!