The Bearded One attended a somewhat clandestine Activision event a while back to see a very mysterious game. We didn't know anything about it at the time other than it rhymed with "Mall of Beauty," and we were especially not allowed to say anything about it. We weren't sure when it was coming, so we've spent the time since waiting for the high sign that we can let the cat out of the bag on the whole thing.

Well, apparently it is coming tonight. Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is the $6.99 sequel to Call of Duty: Zombies [$4.99 / HD] which as you may recall similarly just appeared on the App Store randomly one day. Kotaku has the skinny on all sorts of details on the game, and mirrors our experiences in that it plays like an updated version of its predecessor. The biggest improvement are in the controls, making the game feel a lot more playable. Oh, and there's voice chat too, so you can scream at your teammates in true Call of Duty fashion.

Just like the original, Activision plans on supporting Black Ops Zombies with additional map packs and updates. Awesome, right?

  • Brandon Weber

    Between this, Infinity Blade, and Battlefield Aftershock, I'm going to go broke. Money well spent though!

  • iSeptimus -

    Looks as though they haven't updated the graphics since the first.  Almost looks worse.

    As to voice chat, Skype in the background has always been brilliant for that.

  • Kevin Douglas Femmel

    Why no 3DS? Sigh. I don't know why they continue to make this for iOS, when they could net more, or slightly less sales at retail at a price nearly 10x this price.

    But it looks as good as the first, so if theres a demo I'll DL it

    • Mike

      Because bumbling little children play 3DS, not adults. They don't wanna play bloody games with nazi zombies... They want half-assed nintendo re-hashes. Enjoy kids!!

      • matthew wood

        the main demographic for this and anything fps zombie related is kids.

      • Mike

        You don't really think this is kind of theme is aimed at kids. You've got to be kidding, right? Please say that was a joke...

      • matthew wood

        i remember the days when fps' were aimed at adults, cod hasn't made 3 billion in revenue from adults alone. you need only to go in gamechat and listen to there whining.

      • James Bond

        Their* whining. 

        Just because kids are able to get their hands on these titles via neglectful parents doesn't mean that this game was designed for them.

      • Anonymous

        They wouldn't want them if the games didn't appeal to them. The games are also fairly easy to play, which makes them much more accessible to broad audience. They also (sometimes) market them in "kid friendly" areas, like cartoon channels, kid websites, etc. I don't know if they do it intentionally or not, but they do put themselves out there.

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  • Matthew Chang

    is this 2g compatible? 

    • Ryan Schultz

      Sadly Matthew, no. It is only 3gen (32gb or 64gb) or higher this time around. 🙁

      • Matthew Chang

        awwww... 🙁 thanks though.

      • Andy Hsu

        actually, ryan is wrong. i am downloading black ops zombies on a 2nd gen itouch right now.

      • ElectricOrange.

        Bad move. It you can download it, but it won't launch.

      • Ryan Schultz

        Oh really? Is it up and running? Does it actually work? Or does it just crash like I assume it does?

    • Anonymous

      From their announcement:
      "Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is optimized for 3rd-generation devices and higher, allowing for unparalleled graphics and performance on a mobile device."

  • Collin Thurston

    In the words of Mr.Burns, "Excellent......".

  • gee

    yay zombieeess!!!! (^_^)

  • Anonymous

    this is great news. I didn't expect this game to come out. Instant buy !

  • Mark Blumenfeld

    Is the multiplayer not working for anybody else?

  • Anonymous this a defence mini game?