In an interview with G4TV, Jimmy Zielinski today revealed the differences between the three zombies modes in the upcoming multiplatform title, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.” The lead zombies developer at Treyarch talked about the differences regarding the Grief, Survival and Tranzit modes. You can check out some screens of the Nintendo Wii U, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 first-person shooter in the slideshow at the top of this article and the details below (via G4TV):
Within Zombies, there are three different dimensions of play: Tranzit (the story mode), Survival (classic Zombies gameplay) and Grief. Across the board, this Zombies experience is the biggest, most ambitious to date and provides players with a huge world to explore and survive.
The story mode, Tranzit is a huge map with a number of different areas to explore, all of which are connected by a bus route. The bus route is also part of the world and can be explored, either on foot, or by bus, which travels to each of the areas of the map. You’ll meet a few new characters, some new zombies and fight them off using weapons ranging from new near-future weapons, some faithful stand-bys and a few wunderweapons. Ultimately, strategy is the name of the game here.
When playing Survival, the team has taken the individual areas and tailored them for classic survival play. The individual Survival areas are adaptations of the locations in Tranzit, but they’ve been designed to accommodate survival-style play.
Finally, there’s Grief, or what we like to call “4Z4.” There are two human teams that go head-to-head; however, they can’t kill one another – they can only fight to repel the oncoming zombie horde. The name of this game is “last man standing” – whoever is left, that team wins. So to achieve this, we provide some griefing mechanics that enable teams to “encourage “zombies to cast their attention on the other team. If used properly, the other team won’t be able to overcome the zombie attack and the remaining team will be left victorious.
Between Tranzit, Survival and Grief, there is an absolute ton of gameplay here – Zombies is really its own stand-alone game.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” is the third game in the Call of Duty franchise to feature zombies. The others are Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, both of which were created by Treyarch. Activision will be publishing the sequel when it comes out for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on November 13. The Nintendo Wii U system will be released alongside the launch of the system. You can pre-order the game in the following link: “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2”