Black Ops 3 | Zombies and Special Editions Revealed

The latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise will be sticking with the Zombies co-op mode, because everyone loves killing zombies right? Wrong. But I digress.


This time around, the setting is 1940’s film-noir but with a twist. Entitled Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies ‘Shadows Of Evil’ this time around there seems to be plenty of variety in the enemies (not just those stupid, slow moving fools you all love killing so much…), some future world weapons and even an influence that looks a little like someone was playing The Darkness before pitching the revamp.

The cast of characters features some topnotch actors in Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo who play the various ‘classes’ – The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer.

Special Editions

On top of the Zombies reveal at the San Diego Comic-Con was a variety of special editions including the Juggernog Collector’s Edition which comes with a… working fridge. The fridge is designed to be reminiscent of the “iconic Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser” from the game. No, the fridge will not come packed with beer, but it will be available in limited quantities in South Africa (price to be confirmed), as well as the Hardened Edition of the game.

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The beta for the game has also been confirmed, with PS4 players getting first bite on 19 August. Access to the muliplayer beta is secured by preordering Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 via participating retailers or via the digital game stores.

You can read more about the details of the Zombie mode and Special Editions here.


Johannesburg, South Africa 9 July, 2015 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s leading importer and distributor of interactive video games, today announced that

Treyarch, the creators of Call of Duty® Zombies, is back with Shadows of Evil, the all-new undead survival co-op mode launching on November 6 with Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. Shadows of Evil will make its world-wide debut today at San Diego Comic-Con, which delivers an incredibly rich and deep narrative and action-packed co-op survival experience that is signature to Treyarch’s strain of Zombies. Players are introduced to an all-star cast of characters, including Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo.

“Treyarch has crafted a totally unique and face-melting gameplay experience for our loyal Zombies community, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. “The development team has packed Shadows of Evil with more gameplay and fun than any other experience before it, and has an appropriately twisted and deep narrative, performed by fantastic acting talent, that will keep our fans spinning. ”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil drops players into a recognizable yet terrifyingly unfamiliar world, as they uncover the secrets and challenges laid out for them by a shadowy figure, who holds their fate in his hands.  Set in a 1940’s film-noir era, Shadows of Evil introduces four unwitting characters – The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer – into an unraveling experience masterminded by the mysterious Shadow Man. Featuring voices and likenesses, the characters are played by Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Heather Graham (The Hangover 1-3, Californication), Neil McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, Band of Brothers), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1).

Marking today’s world premiere, Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil is taking over San Diego Comic-Con with an action-packed lineup of activities and events for fans.  Kicking off the show, Zombies will be front and center at a panel hosted by YouTube superstar, and Call of Duty Zombies fanatic, Syndicate (Tom Cassell). The panel features celebrity stars of the Call of Duty Zombies Treyarch series past and present, exclusive giveaways, behind-the-scenes information and the world exclusive first look of Shadows of Evil gameplay.  Throughout Comic-Con, fans can also step into the world of Shadows of Evil via an epic immersive experiential activity (located at 450 Second Ave. from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday) that places them in the middle of an unrelenting Zombie onslaught, giving them a firsthand look at the survivors’ intertwined stories for the ultimate Call of Duty Zombies brought to life.

Making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Juggernog Collector’s Edition is the unparalleled offering for the die-hard Call of Duty Zombies fan.  The limited Juggernog Collector’s Edition comes packed with  a fully-functioning mini-refrigerator modeled after the iconic Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser from Call of Duty Zombies, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Season Pass and The Giant, a remake of Der Rise, one of the all-time fan favorite Treyarch Zombies maps. The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Hardened Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition, also include The Giant Zombies map.

Additionally revealed today at San Diego Comic Con, Activision Blizzard launched an exciting campaign with charity fundraising platform Omaze, which gives Call of Duty fans a chance to become a zombie in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.  This effort will raise money for the Call of Duty™ Endowment, a non-profit organization founded by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, which funds best-in-class nonprofits helping veterans find good jobs after their service.  Activision Blizzard is also matching each donation dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000. Starting today, and running through August 31, 2015, fans can enter by donating $10 or more to the Call of Duty Endowment via Omaze for a chance to be zombified at Treyarch and appear in Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC.  The winner will also have their name immortalized in a Zombies mode level, have lunch with Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia, and receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio behind the game.  For more information, fans can visit

San Diego Comic-Con also marks the reveal of monumental new Call of Duty: Black Ops III brand partnerships as part of the all-out Black Ops III invasion.  Dark Horse Comics and Treyarch have teamed up to create an all-new comic book series, written by Larry Hama and penciled by Marcelo Ferreira, chronicling the exploits of an elite group of soldiers.  Additionally, Mega Bloks has created an all-new gold San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Zombies figurine.  Fans, 18 years old and up, can pick up a limited edition mini-issue of the Dark Horse Comics Call of Duty: Black Ops III prequel, and the exclusive Mega Bloks Zombies figurine at the show by attending the Black Ops III: Zombies panel to secure a voucher.

[via Press Release]

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