Trailer: Call of the Dead (VG)

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Escalation Map Pack – Call of the Dead Map

Download Release Date: 5/3/2011 on Xbox360 only – Playstation3 & PC TBD

Starring: Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and George A. Romero all playing “themselves” . . . for reals.

Plot: Downloadable content for the Xbox360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops

 It’s anchors away for mayhem! In this epic tale of survival inspired by legendary writer and director George A. Romero, a group of four fearless explorers fight for their lives amidst an army of bloodthirsty Russian zombies. The story begins with our heroes stranded in the frozen wastelands of a forgotten Siberian outpost. On the hunt for the origins of the enigmatic Element 115, they head for the site of an ancient meteorite impact crater but their ship mysteriously runs aground. In the midst of a horrific snowstorm, our intrepid adventurers inadvertently unleash an unearthly horde of ravenous Zombies. From the island’s deserted lighthouse to a shipwrecked ocean liner and a precarious zip-line in between, it’s kill or be killed. And with shiploads of zombie Russian soldiers, scuba divers and sailors that rise out of the frozen ground and icy waters it’s not going to be easy, especially considering the deadly surprise that one particular (and somewhat notable) Zombie has in mind.

 – IMDB.com

Thoughts: I don’t have Black Ops, but I want it now. Everything about this trailer amuses the hell out of me. Grindhouse themes abound with campy one liners, loads of gore, and an awesome voice over. Sure every game and its brother are putting out zombie expansions and downloadable content . . . it’s been done and it’s STILL FREAKING AWESOME! Call of the Dead promises to be one of those fun titles that blurs the line between video games and cinema. I find more and more, I prefer games that play like movies. I hope this is the case with this . . . Also: Oh. My. God. The cast!

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Some say the pen is mightier than the sword. Ash Wednesday believes so, especially when you use one to stab somebody in the eye! Her first big girl book was Jurassic Park in 4th grade and she's been a sci-fi/horror book fan ever since. With her affinity for things with big teeth and biting habits, she also loves good (or really bad) zombie, vampire and supernatural flicks. For the record, vampires don't sparkle.