New All-Star Zombies Cast Features Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham,
Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo
Encounter the Zombie Swarm Firsthand in San Diego at Massive
Walkthrough Escape Room
Comic-Con Zombies Panel Featuring Call of Duty Zombies Stars of Past
and Present, Hosted by Syndicate
Call of Duty Endowment Sweepstakes to Allow One Lucky Fan a Chance to
be a Zombie in Call of Duty: Black Ops III
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Treyarch, the creators of Call of Duty® Zombies, is back with Shadows
of Evil, the all-new undead survival co-op mode launching on
November 6 with Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. Shadows
of Evil will make its world-wide debut today at San Diego
Comic-Con, which delivers an incredibly rich and deep narrative and
action-packed co-op survival experience that is signature to Treyarch's
strain of Zombies. Players are introduced to an all-star cast of
characters, including Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron
Perlman and Robert Picardo.
"Treyarch has crafted a totally unique and face-melting gameplay
experience for our loyal Zombies community, with Call of Duty:
Black Ops III: Zombies - Shadows of Evil," said Mark
Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. "The development team has packed Shadows
of Evil with more gameplay and fun than any other experience
before it, and has an appropriately twisted and deep narrative,
performed by fantastic acting talent, that will keep our fans spinning."
Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies - Shadows of Evil
drops players into a recognizable yet terrifyingly unfamiliar world,
as they uncover the secrets and challenges laid out for them by a
shadowy figure, who holds their fate in his hands. Set in a 1940s
film-noir era, Shadows of Evil introduces four unwitting
characters - The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer -
into an unraveling experience masterminded by the mysterious Shadow Man.
Featuring voices and likenesses, the characters are played by Jeff
Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Heather Graham (The Hangover
1-3, Californication), Neil McDonough (Captain America: The First
Avenger, Band of Brothers), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and
Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1).
Marking today's world premiere, Call of Duty: Black Ops III:
Zombies - Shadows of Evil is taking over San Diego Comic-Con
with an action-packed lineup of activities and events for fans. Kicking
off the show, Zombies will be front and center at a panel hosted by
YouTube superstar, and Call of Duty Zombies fanatic, Syndicate (Tom
Cassell). The panel features celebrity stars of the Call of Duty
Zombies Treyarch series past and present, exclusive giveaways,
behind-the-scenes information and the world exclusive first look of Shadows
of Evil gameplay. Throughout Comic-Con, fans can also step into
the world of Shadows of Evil via an epic immersive
experiential activity (located at 450 Second Ave. from 2:00 pm to 10:00
pm on Thursday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday) that places
them in the middle of an unrelenting Zombie onslaught, giving them a
firsthand look at the survivors' intertwined stories for the ultimate Call
of Duty Zombies brought to life.
And open to the public for the first time, players can get their hands
on Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer on PlayStation
4 inside the PlayStation "Road to Greatness" Tour Bus parked right
outside the Zombies experience.
Making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con, the Call of Duty: Black
Ops III Juggernog Collector's Edition is the unparalleled
offering for the die-hard Call of Duty Zombies fan. The limited
Juggernog Collector's Edition comes packed with a fully-functioning
mini-refrigerator modeled after the iconic Juggernog Perk-a-Cola
dispenser from Call of Duty Zombies, the Call of Duty:
Black Ops III Season Pass and The Giant, a remake of Der Rise,
one of the all-time fan favorite Treyarch Zombies maps. The Call
of Duty: Black Ops III Hardened Edition and Digital Deluxe
Edition also include The Giant Zombies map.
Additionally revealed today at San Diego Comic Con, Activision Blizzard
launched an exciting campaign with charity fundraising platform Omaze,
which gives Call of Duty fans a chance to become a zombie
in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This effort will raise
money for the Call of Duty™ Endowment, a non-profit organization founded
by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, which funds best-in-class
nonprofits helping veterans find good jobs after their service.
Activision Blizzard is also matching each donation dollar for dollar up
to $1,000,000. Starting today, and running through August 31, 2015, fans
can enter by donating $10 or more to the Call of Duty Endowment via
Omaze for a chance to be zombified at Treyarch and appear in Call
of Duty: Black Ops III DLC. The winner will also have their name
immortalized in a Zombies mode level, have lunch with Treyarch Studio
Head Mark Lamia, and receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio
behind the game. For more information, fans can visit omaze.com/callofduty.
San Diego Comic-Con also marks the reveal of monumental new Call
of Duty: Black Ops III brand partnerships as part of the all-out Black
Ops III invasion. Dark Horse Comics and Treyarch have teamed up
to create an all-new comic book series, written by Larry Hama and
penciled by Marcelo Ferreira, chronicling the exploits of an elite group
of soldiers. Additionally, Mega Bloks has created an all-new gold San
Diego Comic-Con exclusive Zombies figurine. Fans, 18 years old and up,
can pick up a limited edition mini-issue of the Dark Horse ComicsCall
of Duty: Black Ops III prequel, and the exclusive Mega
Bloks Zombies figurine at the show by attending the Black Ops III:
Zombies panel to secure a voucher.
Scheduled for release worldwide on November 6, Call of Duty: Black
Ops III is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI),
and developed by Treyarch. The game is in development for PlayStation®4,
Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft
and PC. PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games
and entertainment system from Microsoft versions are developed by Beenox
and Mercenary Technology. The title is not yet rated. For the latest
intel, check out: www.callofduty.com,
or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram.
Driven by an intense desire to provide video game fans with the most fun
of their lives, Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer whose
Black Ops series of titles have set entertainment launch records upon
release and continues to be some of the best-selling games of all time,
according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track. More players have played the
studio's Black Ops games online than any other in Call of Duty franchise
history. Treyarch is owned by Activision Publishing, Inc.
About the Call of Duty Endowment
The Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization founded by
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick that gets veterans back to work by
funding high-impact organizations that prepare veterans for the job
market. Every $1,000 raised for the Endowment helps a veteran get a good
job. With the unemployment rate for the youngest returning veterans over
17%, the Call of Duty Endowment is proud to have helped over 12,000
veterans start high quality careers. Learn more at http://www.callofdutyendowment.org.
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