We’ve been sitting on this info for a while but as of noon (Pacific Time) today, Treyarch (the makers of Call of Duty Black Ops video game) announced that Michael Rooker, Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar and George A Romero will all be starring as playable characters in the latest map to the Call of Duty: Black Ops game, Call of the Dead. Call of the Dead will feature zombies and the celebs as (zombies?) and zombie-fighting characters. Rooker says he’s never seen anything like it. These character’s features are so dead-on, you have to see it to believe it.
The game itself will be released for download on May 3, 2011.
Stay tuned to michaelrookeronline for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the making of this incredible game from the man himself, Michael Rooker.
In the meantime, check out this Call of Duty Black Ops Escalation screenshots gallery which includes some information and screenshots on all of the multiplayer maps that are included in the DLC.
The following is a brief plot summary.
“A shipwrecked crew of fearless explorers are hopelessly stranded in a remote abandoned Siberian outpost. Their dream of discovering the true origins of the mysterious Element 115 unravels into a Hellish nightmare hosted by hordes of ravenous Zombies. Written by Anonymous”
“It’s anchors away for mayhem! In this epic tale of survival inspired by legendary writer and director George A. Romero, a group of four fearless explorers fight for their lives amidst an army of bloodthirsty Russian zombies. The story begins with our heroes stranded in the frozen wastelands of a forgotten Siberian outpost. On the hunt for the origins of the enigmatic Element 115, they head for the site of an ancient meteorite impact crater but their ship mysteriously runs aground. In the midst of a horrific snowstorm, our intrepid adventurers inadvertently unleash an unearthly horde of ravenous Zombies. From the island’s deserted lighthouse to a shipwrecked ocean liner and a precarious zip-line in between, it’s kill or be killed. And with shiploads of zombie Russian soldiers, scuba divers and sailors that rise out of the frozen ground and icy waters it’s not going to be easy, especially considering the deadly surprise that one particular (and somewhat notable) Zombie has in mind.”
Shit YES, we can’t WAIT!!