Zombies Confirmed For Call Of Duty: Black Ops

Confirming what it calls one of the "worst kept secrets" the makers of the next Call of Duty said today that you'll be able to shoot zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops in the game's four-player co-op mode.

The November—scheduled Black Ops is being made by Treyarch, the studio that tucked a zombie-shooting mode in its previous game, 2008's Call of Duty: World at War. The zombie mode was popular enough to spawn iPhone spin-offs.

Black Ops is set during the Cold War, a period of world history that was zombie-free, but zombies were nonetheless expected and their inclusion leaked earlier this week. The official news today doesn't say zombies will be in the main single-player storyline campaign, but locks them in for a four-player co-op mode.

Treyarch boss Mark Lamia said in a press release today that the studio has "taken extra special care to retain the essential ingredients of our Zombie game, and have also crafted a nice surprise for the fans."

Guess on the surprise? Zombie Kennedy and Zombie Castro?