Call of Duty: WWII Developers Discuss Nazi Zombies

The team behind Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies discusses the mode's details.

on July 20, 2017 3:45 PM

Today at San Diego Comic Con, Sledgehammer Games revealed the official trailer for the Nazi Zombies game mode that is accompanying Call of Duty: WWII. Following the reveal, the team took to the stage for a panel to discuss the frightful survival mode.

Cameron Dayton, the Creative Director at Sledgehammer Games explained the creative process:

“We are geeks. We’ve dissected horror…We’re building a story that’s based on characters.”

Dayton then went on to explain what the experience will be like for players who are searching for meaning behind the creation of the undead Nazi army:

“It’s going to be the hardest Easter Egg hunt you’ve ever been on.”

Michael Condrey, the Chief Operating and Development Officer at Sledgehammer Games went further and spoke about the creation of the mode and its goals:

“That dread. That fear of the unknown. That’s where you can really get people.”

Jon Horsley, the Senior Director of Development for Activision offered a hint as to the plot of the game mode and where the game’s characters come from:

“They deployed small units looking for stolen art. They find much more than that, however…”

The plot sounds like something straight out of The Monuments Men. For those who haven’t seen the film, it’s about a military platoon tasked to rescue art that was stolen by Nazi forces during World War II.

You can check out Call of Duty: WWII’s Nazi Zombies reveal trailer here, as well as the haunting livestream that was broadcast from the game’s Twitch channel here. The game releases on November 3 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he is pursuing a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.