Last week Activision and Treyarch gave fans a full Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles gameplay trailer to gnaw on, and it mostly delivered what they were hungry for. That said, the actual maps were somewhat lost amongst all the gore and goofiness. How do they look with a new coat of paint?
Well, the official Call of Duty Twitter account has been releasing clips showcasing Zombie Chronicles' newly remade maps all weekend long. These videos are brief, but they still provide a better glimpse at the maps than the Zombies Chronicles trailer. We previously showed you flythroughs of Nacht Der Untoten and Verruckt, and now we have some more maps for you!
First up, check out Shi No Numa, originally from Call of Duty: World at War, at the top of this post. This is a murky, steamy swamp set somewhere in Japanese territory. Oh, and did I mention this map has zombified dogs? Lots of them? This the map that really upped the ante for Zombies maps to come. The updated version of Shi No Numa looks impressively buggy and unpleasant. Just imagine the smell. Blech.
Moving along, we have Shangri-La, which originally appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. This one plunges you into an exotic jungle location somewhat inspired by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This map is fairly big and early to get turned around and cornered in, so watch out! The new version brings lusher jungle foliage, and deeper, danker underground areas.
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Next up, we have Kino der Toten, aka the Theater of the Dead, which originally appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. As the name suggests, this map takes place in a zombie-infested movie theater, with a lot of small closed-off rooms, and some new elements including crawler zombies and the badass undead-frying Thundergun. Parts of the stage bear a rather striking resemblance to the theater at the end of Inglorious Basterds, which makes sense, as Black Ops came out around a year after the movie. The remastered version of Kino der Toten packs the map with new levels of gruesome detail.
And finally, we have Ascension, which originally also originally appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. This one takes place in and around the abandoned Russian Cosmodrome, which sets up zombies eventually ending up on the moon (uh, spoilers). This one was perhaps the biggest Zombies map yet, and includes undead space monkeys, because of course it does. This new version of Ascension is much darker and more atmospheric than the original, making it feel more like classic maps like Nacht Der Untoten.
For those keeping track, in addition to Nacht Der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa, Kino der Toten, Ascension, and Shangri-La, Zombies Chronicles also contains the maps Moon, and Origins. Hopefully we soon get a better look at them, as well.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles shambles onto PS4 on May 16 and PC and Xbox One on June 16. You can check out WWG's latest Call of Duty coverage here, and our extensive back catalog of stories, right here.prevnext