Almost Ten Years of Undead History Comes Together in Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles

Treyarch packs their favorite Zombies moments from three Call of Duty games together into a completely remastered experience

by Kevin Kelly on May 08, 2017

Last week, Treyarch Studios’ Jason Blundell revealed a special treat for Zombies fans, Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles,  a remastered Zombies experience coming first to PlayStation 4 on May 16, and available for preorder starting today.

Zombies Chronicles takes players through eight fully-remastered maps from previous Treyarch Call of Duty games: Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, all in true HD with current-generation visuals, enhanced lighting, revamped character models and environments, and updated AI and audio systems. Players will also be able to use custom weapons, including current weaponry featured in Black Ops III that wasn’t featured in the original maps.

Zombies Chronicles is really about the community that made Zombies what it has become today,” said Jason Blundell, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “Together, we’ve been slaying the undead for nearly ten years, across different game consoles, and Zombies Chronicles is really about bringing all of those fans together.”

The eight maps featured in Zombies Chronicles represent some of Treyarch’s favorite moments from Zombies history, which also chronicle the origins of Treyarch’s Zombies storyline, leading to the events of Black Ops III. In fact, you can now read the entire narrative for Zombies Chronicles on the official timeline.

MAPS

Experience some of the most thrilling maps in Zombies history in their full HD glory, including Shangri-La, a legendary shrine lost in an exotic jungle where the undead lurk within a treacherous labyrinth of underground caverns; Kino Der Toten, an abandoned cinema packed with swarms of Crawler Zombies and fiery traps; Shi No Numa, a swamp of death in a sweltering jungle; Origins, an abandoned German excavation site, and more!

Call of Duty: World at War

  • Nacht der Untoten - Where it all began: an abandoned airfield suspended in space and plagued by infinite hordes of the undead.
  • Verruckt - Welcome to Wittenau Sanitorium, a German asylum with dark corridors, terrifying undead enemies, and even darker secrets.
  • Shi No Numa - A “swamp of death” located in Japanese territory, surrounded by a sweltering jungle, hellhounds, and endless armies of the undead.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Kino der Untoten - An abandoned cinema packed with swarms of Crawler Zombies and fiery traps.
  • Ascension - An abandoned Soviet Cosmodrome where unholy creations lurk in the shadows, and dark undead experiments run loose.
  • Shangri-la - A legendary shrine lost in an exotic jungle where the undead emerge from within a treacherous labyrinth of underground caverns, deadly traps, and dark secrets.
  • Moon - Travel to the Moon where forgotten undead creatures plague a horrifying, cratered landscape

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  • Origins - An excavation site left behind after the Germans unearthed the mysterious new "Element 115," and unleashed the greatest evil the world has ever seen.

8 DAYS OF THE UNDEAD

Beginning on launch day, May 16, Activision and Treyarch will kick off “8 Days of the Undead,” where players of Black Ops III on all platforms and players of Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles on PS4 can earn Double XP, engage in community challenges, and get free loot including Zombies calling cards, weapon camos, new GobbleGums, and PS4 themes.

BONUS CONTENT

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles is available digitally on May 16 on PlayStation 4 for a suggested retail price of $29.99, and requires Call of Duty: Black Ops III to play. Along with the eight remastered maps and gameplay, players will also get:

  • 20 Vials of Liquid Divinium
  • 2 All-New, Whimsical GobbleGums
  • Exclusive Zombies Pack-A-Punch Weapon Camo
  • Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Dynamic System Theme for PlayStation 4, an exclusive pre-order incentive

The lore and lure of Call of Duty Zombies was all started by an Easter egg back in Call of Duty: World at War nearly ten years ago, and now the mode has become a staple in the complete Call of Duty experience. We can’t wait to jump into Zombies Chronicles to play through it all over again, and we look forward to battling the undead alongside you.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles is a content expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops III which is sold separately and is required to play this downloadable content pack

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