Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombie Mode Looks Like a Crazy '80s Mess

There's an actual shooting gallery in it.

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Zombies modes have been main features in the last several Call of Duty games, and this year's installment is no different. Activision today unveiled Infinite Warfare's horde mode, called Zombies in Spaceland, and it looks crazy.

The reveal trailer gives a glimpse of what we can expect from the mode, and this first look shows a mode with a very different tone than Zombies modes in the past. Gone is the over-the-top sci-fi story of the Black Ops series; this year's is leaning heavily into '80s-style wackiness. Complete with clowns, legwarmers, and a dude named Poindexter, Zombies in Spaceland is shaping up to be quite a change from older Zombies modes. Take a look at the trailer below.

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This divergence from the Zombies canon makes sense, as Black Ops developer Treyarch will wrap up the long-running Zombies mode from that series later this year, but it's still pretty surprising to see developer Infinity Ward shake things up this much. Nonetheless, it looks like it'll be pretty fun to get zombies dancing with boombox bombs, or ride around on a roller coaster through a shooting gallery.

For more on the history of Zombies in Call of Duty, you can read our recent interview about the mode with Treyarch executive producer Jason Blundell here. We talk with him all about the conception of the original Zombies idea and its development into a complicated, wildly popular part of the Call of Duty series.

As for Infinite Warfare, the game launches on November 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you buy the special editions of the game, you'll get a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, as well.

Keep an eye on GameSpot for more on the game and its various modes in the coming weeks.

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NBKNAS

I can't believe i'm saying this.. but I think Overwatch has surpassed both COD and Battlefield for me as the go to game to play this year lol

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illage2

Oohhh and 80's sci-fi action feel to it :D this should be good.

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"Well, we could d------Nah, let's just swagger jack Blood Dragon." - The Activision intern, who was then made cfo of the company for his brilliance..........

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iAnej

if any one actually will buy this game well i feel sorry for you :<

they have to go back to the roots and stop this COD crap

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LouiXIII

-_-

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Hippystank

Ohh..... Zombies how ummm original..... Oh and look it looks just like lfd..... Well ya know at least they still get that annual release out.

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illage2

@computernoises: Its 80 themed so the soundtrack should be one of the following. The Final Countdown, Danger Zone, Take on me etc.

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ZmanBarzel

I was going to be "that guy," push my metaphorical glasses up my nose and say, "Actually, 'Pitfall 2' was never an arcade game," but it turns out that Sega did indeed convert it to arcades.

None of the cabinet side art that I could find via Google looked like the box art (as the cabinet in this video did), but I could see it being changed by a restorer.

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OpenMind23

I can't believe what I'm seeing. What HAVE they done to this franchise... I don't have the words to describe how I feel about this disgrace...

If the Call of Duty next year has anything to do with space or sci-fi futuristic stuff, I will laugh for a long while...

If Activision wants some advice, I suggest going back to the roots of where this franchise began, WITHOUT anything that allows your soldier to stay in mid air longer than a second... I won't discuss being in space in a Call of Duty game because I will loose my temper.

That's all :-)

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OpenMind23

@akassassin11: I will try harder to lose these typo's :-)

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OpenMind23

@computernoises: I will try much harder with my typo''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s :-)

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spiddyman007

No one ever cared about the story in zombies. Stop pretending like people do.

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spiddyman007

No one ever cared about the story in zombies. Stop pretending like people do.

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maximo

Looks great! Funny

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chiefwiggum16

They should just sell this separately, I won't buy the trash that is COD just to play the Zombie mode.

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RogerioFM

Is that Commander Keen?

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bluebird08

I won't play zombies unless it's treyarch's

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Archangel3371

Looks great, can't wait to play it.

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FanboyMan

Wow CoD seems to be suffering from an identity crisis, Activision is just throwing $h!t at gamers now to see what sticks, Infinite Warfare (future) Modern Warfare remastered (present) and Zombies in Spaceland (80s retro). Hard to believe this is all in one game, that being said Zombies looks fun!

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Marky360

Man this looks like L4D on steroids. totally crazy.

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dinb

Looks awesome. Call of Duty games do follow a very similar formula every year, but you also get a tremendous amount of content for the money.