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Published on April 26th, 2011 | by simeon


George Romero Leads an All Star Horror Cast For Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC

George Romero is coming to Call of Duty. The press release below confirms that Romero and several other name talent will be going up against Zombies.

Press release as follows…..

Legendary Director, George Romero,
to Star with Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo
in Blockbuster DLC Release Hitting in Seven Days

Santa Monica, CA – April 26, 2011 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ATVI) and Treyarch revealed today that famed horror and
action stars Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo
have joined the cast of Call of Duty(r): Black Ops Escalation’s zombie level, Call
of the Dead. The Call of the Dead zombie level and four all new multiplayer maps
make up the second content pack, Escalation, for the record-setting game Call of
Duty: Black Ops, launching first on Xbox LIVE(r) on May 3rd. Dedicated to creating
a Zombie experience like never before, the Call of the Dead storyline is inspired by
none other than legendary horror writer and director, George A. Romero, who also
stars as himself in the new level.

“Our latest zombie creation, Call of the Dead, is unreal!” says Mark Lamia, Studio
Head of Treyarch. “We set out to create an exciting new zombie experience for fans
of the genre that takes Zombies to an insane new level.”

“This is Treyarch’s tribute to the legendary George Romero, who truly defined the
zombie genre and whose incredible work has been such an inspiration to our team.”
says Dave Anthony, Call of Duty: Black Ops Director. “It was an absolute honor to
work with such an amazing and talented cast whose passion and energy brought their
characters instantly to life. Fans are going to love this.”

In addition to George A. Romero, whose credits include Night of the Living Dead,
Dawn of the Dead and Land of the Dead, he is joined by Sarah Michelle Gellar, whose
credits include the hit TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Cruel Intentions;
Robert Englund, best known for originating the role of Freddy Krueger in the
successful Nightmare on Elm Street franchise; Michael Rooker, most recently
acclaimed for his work on AMC’s horror drama The Walking Dead; and Danny Trejo, who
starred in 2010’s action-thriller Machete.

……End of press release.

This could be huge especially with a void in good Zombie gaming since Plants vs. Zombies and Left 4 Dead 2 were released. Makes me wonder if Valve has a Left 4 Dead 3 in the works. Regardless, this is great news and further merges the line between horror films and gaming.

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