The first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies cinematic trailer is here, and it shows which returning characters are alive, dead, and undead.
There's an unbelievable amount of lore packed into Modern Warfare 3's first crossover with the Call of Duty: Zombies universe, so be kind as I attempt to break down what's happening here.
Basically, it's all Victor Zakhaev's fault, at least according to the above trailer. The villain, first seen in a cinematic all the way back in 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, leads a squad of Operators into the bowels of a hotel and finds two vials filled with some sort of glowing substance. He and his squad steal the vials, seemingly not knowing what they contain, and he ends up throwing one to the ground as his forces are overwhelmed by the opposing military police.
The vial explodes and sends clouds of toxic fumes suffocating the streets and their inhabitants while Zakhaev and his men retreat to their vehicle for safety. Shortly after, one of his soldiers emerges from a stupor and appears to turn into a violent, undead mutant along with everyone else, dead or alive, caught in the smoke without protection. Zakhaev, the evil bastard, only smiles as he realizes the catastrophic potential in the formula he's managed to run off with.
Call of Duty: Zombies fans will recognize a few familiar faces in the new trailer, although some are in better shape than others. Early in the trailer you'll spot the decaying corpses of the core members of the CIA-backed faction Requiem: Grigori Weaver, Elizabeth Grey, Oskar Strauss, and Mackenzie Carver. At least they have a second shot at life as the undead now that Zakhaev's gone and kicked off a zombie pandemic.
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