The “franchise-first crossover” is “the precursor to Black Ops Cold War Zombies”, according to Activision.
Call of Duty: Vanguard - Zombies Reveal Trailer
“This cooperative experience continues and intertwines with the Dark Aether story to create deeply engaging lore, all while innovating on the core gameplay that the mode is famous for,” it said.
“From Stalingrad to Shi No Numa, you’ll fight Von List’s undead army on all fronts” using a new set of abilities.
First Look at Zombies | Call of Duty: Vanguard
A pair of Vanguard’s writers said this month that they want to help create two sequels to the game.
Discussing the upcoming shooter and its prequel comic during a New York Comic Con panel, Sledgehammer contractor Sam Maggs said she hopes Vanguard’s characters can become new mascots for the blockbuster franchise over multiple series entries.
Earlier today, Sledgehammer announced it’s opening a new UK studio based in Guildford to support Vanguard’s live seasons as well as future projects it has planned for the coming years.