Another year, another Call of Duty. And what’s a Call of Duty game without a few zombies? The popular co-op survival mode is getting an 80s-themed makeover in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, titled Zombies in Spaceland.
Players can play one of four characters, modeled after popular 80s archetypes: nerdy Poindexter(voiced by Seth Green), football jock A.J.(voiced by Ike Barinholtz of The Mindy Project fame), rapper Andre(voiced by SNL alum Jay Pharoah) and valley girl Sally(voiced by SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata).
The story follows four aspiring actors who are invited to a mysterious movie theater by director Willard Wyler (played by Paul Rubens of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse fame). The actors are suddenly transformed into the aforementioned characters and must survive waves of the undead in a space-themed amusement park with help from a mysterious DJ, played by ultimate 80s icon David Hasselhoff.
A trailer featuring some of the ridiculous, tongue-in-cheek gameplay can be seen below:
The Zombies mode has been a popular staple in the Call of Duty franchise since its original appearance as a bonus mode in Call of Duty: World at War. “Call of Duty and zombies in particular has such an incredible history with passionate fans, which inspired us to take all the co-op action that has made the series so great and fuse it with one of our favorite decades in pop culture: the ’80s,” says Brian Bright, Project Director at Infinity Ward. “Zombies in Spaceland is an all-new zombies experience where day-glow meets fright nights. It’s accessible for new players, but also has a deep layer of progression, brimming with easter eggs and various game features that will be a blast for hardcore zombies fans. We can’t wait for fans to go hands-on this fall.”
A special live stream will happen tomorrow on at 9AM Pacific Call of Duty’s Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels; where comedian Jay Pharoah will speak with the game’s developers and show off more gameplay.