The co-op zombie survival mode is always Call of Duty’s sillier side, and that’s certainly continuing with this year’s Infinite Codfare [official site]. While the main campaign is shooting robots and blasting off into space in the near-future, the co-op zombie action will warp back to a theme park in the 1980s. Yes, this is all at least three years behind the cultural curve. Yes absolutely, David Hasselhoff is involved. But Zombies in Spaceland does look a bit of a lark, check this trailer out:
The boombox bomb luring zombies into breakdancing before it blows is nice.
So! A jock, a nerd, a valley girl, and a rapper are lured to Spaceland by a director (played by the ever-wonderful Paul Reubens), only to discover oh no! his audition process involves hordes of zombies. In traditional CoD zombies fashion, they come in waves and you shoot them until they stop, yeah? Get bigger guns to shoot them better, right? With a touch of silliness on the side.
It’s all very ‘tensies perception of the eighties’ but that can still be fun, can’t it? I realise going with both mock-eighties and zombies means this is built upon two played-out ideas but maybe they can loop back around to exciting? I think I’ve got it into my head that the valley girl is somehow based on her out of Hobgoblins and that is making me unreasonably interested. Maybe I’m holding out for a visit to Club Scum (fun fact: that MC went on to play Cliff McCormack in Veronica Mars and the weather man in iZombie). Look, it’s not my fault all those clips are from the Mystery Science Theatre 3,000 riff on Hobgoblins.
As for the Hoff, he’ll voice the theme park’s DJ.
Infinite Warfare is due on November 4th.