In a video with content creator JCbackfire, Treyarch Co-Studio Head Jason Blundell confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Zombie Chronicles with eight remastered maps from previous CoD titles. The coming Zombie content will be first available on PlayStation 4 on May 16, with a later release on Xbox One and PC.
It appears the earlier datamine leaks were true as Zombie Chronicles will include reimagined content from World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops 2. Here’s what Blundell has confirmed Zombie Chronicles will include:
- Three maps from Call of Duty®: World at War: Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, and Shi No Numa
- Four maps from Call of Duty®: Black Ops: Kino Der Toten, Ascension, Shangri-la and Moon
- One map from Call of Duty®: Black Ops II: Origins
- Takeo and Richtofen Calling Cards
- Dempsey and Nikolai Calling Cards
- Zombies Heroes Animated Calling Cards
- Limited Edition Camouflage Tin Can
On Zombie Chronicles inception, Blundell and the development team originally thought of only remastering four maps but decided on eight for a larger “new generation” release. He explained that these coming maps are not simple reskins of the previous content, but rather a “re-realization” of them. The team kept to the original concept and layout of each map but fine-tuned their concepts and gameplay.
Also during the reveal video, JCbackfire and Blundell held up a poster highlighting the official timeline of the Zombie mode, starting from the zombies’ ideation and creation to later events you may have played through in the Call of Duty’s Zombie game modes.
You can find the full Zombie timeline on Call of Duty’s website here.
Following the confirmation of Zombie Chronicles, Treyarch will be hosting a live stream on May 8 at 11 AM PST to talk about more in-depth details.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Zombie Chronicles releases first on PlayStation 4 on May 16, and will release on Xbox One and PC at a later date.