Warning: The following post contains some Call of Duty: WWII spoilers.
Earlier this month Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games announced they’ll be unveiling Call of Duty: WWII’s gristly new Zombies mode at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Well, unfortunately for them, it seems somebody jumped the gun, because the Call of Duty: WWII Zombies trailer has leaked online.
Activision is aggressively pulling down leaked versions of the Zombies trailer, so I won’t even attempt to link to it, but a quick YouTube search should turn up plenty of results. Or you can read a description of the trailer, below.
Call of Duty: WWII’s take on Zombies is looks to be much darker and moodier than what you’re used to from the series — no grindhouse silliness here. We’re treated us to numerous gruesome images of some sort of Nazi bunker, accompanied by voiceover by a mysterious mad scientist type, who claims to have created a zombie “Fourth Reich.” And then we see the zombies themselves, and boy are they gross – they truly look like shambling piles of rotting flesh. We also get hints of a larger, club wielding creature that will likely be some sort of boss. Finally, we get a title for Sledgehammer’s new take on Zombies – Army of the Dead. Are you ready for a true Call of Duty survival horror experience? Because it seems like that’s what we’re getting.
Unsurprisingly, the makers of Call of Duty: WWII aren’t thrilled that the trailer leaked early. Sledgehammer Games co-founders Michael Condrey and Glenn Schofield both urged fans to avoid the leaks.
We’re working hard to finish the official Nazi Zombies trailer. Please respect the craft & avoid spoilers today, final trailer coming soon. pic.twitter.com/gE93Ucdeh7
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) July 15, 2017
Leaks suck, spoils it for everyone. Avoid the leaked trailer, wait a few more days for the real thing. It’s worth it. #pissed pic.twitter.com/VKUQgN7iAr
— Glen Schofield (@GlenSchofield) July 15, 2017
The official Sledgehammer Games Twitter also implies the leaked trailer isn’t the final version, so we may get more at Comic-Con…
Leaks aren’t ideal, but know that we appreciate the support. We’re almost done with the Nazi Zombies Trailer. Hang tight, it’ll be worth it!
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) July 15, 2017
The Call of Duty: WWII Zombies will be officially unveiled at Comic-Con on July 20 at 11:45am PT. The panel will be an hour long, so expect plenty of additional information outside the trailer.
Call of Duty: WWII storms on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 3. You can check out all WWG’s latest Call of Duty coverage here.