With just over three months standing between developer Sledgehammer Games and their latest project’s release, Activision has confirmed Katheryn Winnick as the newest addition to the voice cast of Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer Zombies campaign.

Takeaways:

  • The co-op component in question focuses on “an entirely new story” to previous Zombies-featuring entries like World at War or Black Ops, substituting the hilariously over-the-top confrontation between JFK, Nixon and the living dead for what Sledgehammer calls a “pretty horrifying” alternative rendition of WW2’s titular conflict.
  • Winnick will wade into this desperate battle for survival as Marie Fischer, an “intrepid” avatar who’ll bear witness – albeit in an as yet unconfirmed capacity of friend of foe – to “the Third Reich’s desperate attempt to create an army in the final stages of the war”.
  • The 39-year-old actress needn’t fear a sense of isolation in the Zombies recording booth, however, since this bonus COD adventure has already attracted plenty of star talent; listen out for past Doctor Who and Kinect Sports Rivals narrator David Tennant along with Elodie Young, better known to TV fans as Daredevil and The Defenders’ bandana-donning version of ninja fatale Elektra.

It’s safe to say given Sledgehammer’s emphasis on WW2’s back to basics formula that Zombies won’t likely get quite as much attention in the latest FPS instalment’s marketing as the solo plot. Even so, the more iconic stars like these that Activision attracts to lend their vocal chords, the more hype the mode’s sure to generate in the run-up to release.

Speaking of which, keep those vintage 1940s binoculars trained on D-pad Joy for all the latest news, opinions and our final verdict on Call of Duty: WWII in its entirety as its November 3rd launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC nears ever closer.

Meanwhile, check out the Zombies reveal trailer below…

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