As you might have heard last week, Zombies Chronicles is an about-to-launch expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops III that assembles and remasters eight maps from the Treyarch back catalog. Before the $30 compilation releases first for PlayStation 4 on May 16, 2017, here's a "story" trailer.
What's different in this package? On the audio-visual front, these maps will have "current-generation visuals, enhanced lighting, revamped character models and environments, and updated AI and audio systems." In terms of gameplay, "Zombies Chronicles also lets players use custom weapons, including current weaponry featured in Black Ops III that wasn't featured in the original maps."
Speaking of, these are the selections:
- From Call of Duty: World at War: Nacht der Untoten (Abandoned Bunker), Verruckt (Wittenau Sanitorium) and Shi No Numa (Jungle Swamp)
- From Call of Duty: Black Ops: Kino Der Toten (Theater of the Dead), Ascension (Soviet Cosmodrome), Shangri-la (Exotic Jungle Shrine) and Moon (Lunar Base)
- From Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Origins (WWI France)
I understand why this is an expansion, but it would've been much more tempting as a standalone product for lapsed Call of Duty players like me who are curious, but not that curious. Maybe one day.