Black Ops’ ‘Call of the Dead’ Zombie Map Is Star-Studded

The new zombie map is inspired by George A. Romero and features a loaded cast.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

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Activision and Treyarch have (finally) pulled back the curtain on the new zombie map that will come bundled with the “Escalation” map pack. The new zombie mode map is entitled “Call of the Dead,” and stars Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Danny Trejo (Machete). Furthermore, the story of “Call of the Dead” is inspired by horror-master George A. Romero, who also makes an appearance in the new add-on.

"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."

Enjoy the first trailer for “Call of the Dead,” which is heavily influenced by grindhouse cinema. The Call of Duty: Black Ops “Escalation” DLC launches on Xbox 360 on May 3, 2011.