Call of Duty Zombies creator Treyarch is giving fans of the franchise a chance to revisit the series’ classic maps with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles, co-studio head Jason Blundell announced today.
Zombies Chronicles for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feature remastered versions of eight Call of Duty Zombies maps — Nacht der Untoten, Kino der Toten, Shangri-la, Shi no Numa, Moon, Ascension, Verrückt and Origins — for modern platforms. Blundell said that the team at Treyarch wanted to create a “loving, fan service piece” for fans who may have started playing the game’s Zombies mode more recently.
“I felt like it was more important to give people the beginnings,” Blundell said in a video posted by YouTuber JCbackfire. Blundell called the eight classic maps “the foundation for Zombies” and described the downloadable content as a “special kind of one-off package.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles will be released May 16, first on PlayStation 4, Blundell said. Treyarch will host a livestream on Monday, May 8 with more details on Zombies Chronicles.
In the meantime, Zombies enthusiasts can check out an official timeline of the series, which was posted to the official Call of Duty website today.
Treyarch’s cooperative Zombies mode first appeared in 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War and has since become a staple of Activision’s shooter franchise. Zombies mode will return in Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: WWII later this year.