Along with the new trailer we have also gotten a trailer for the much rumored Extinction mode. This is essentially Infinity Wards answer to Tryarch’s Zombie Mode but with aliens.
“Extinction is a completely new 4 player, co-op game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival gameplay, base defense, player customization and class leveling rounding out this robust new Call of Duty: Ghosts game mode. Teamwork and communication are essential when playing Extinction, as your team faces an inhuman menace that has overrun an isolated Colorado town and you must eliminate the threat via any means necessary.”
You can also check out an exclusive look at the Extinction mode via Gamespot that goes into further detail.
Plus here is a post from the games blog detailing the different classes.
“The Extinction game mode in Call of Duty®: Ghosts is all about fighting against the odds, forcing players to use anything and everything at their disposal to survive and accomplish the mission.
To aid in this task, four character classes with different abilities are available to help maximize the team’s potential. The four classes are as follows:
20% more bullet damage.
The Weapon Specialist focuses on one vital task: destroy as many aliens as possible. The extra bullet damage really comes in handy when dealing with heavily armored threats or when fighting back a swarm of smaller enemies. Weapon handling continues to improve as the Weapon Specialist gains levels.
25% more health.
The brute of the group, Tanks stand at the front and take hits that would otherwise knock out other, more fragile classes. The extra health lets you play more aggressively, getting into the thick of things and coming out alive. Additional levels further improve the Tank’s health in addition to their lethality.
Provide armor for the drill and earn more bonus cash.
Without a functioning drill, your team will have a very difficult time progressing. The Engineer offers much needed protection to the team’s drill, incredibly useful during moments when you get overwhelmed. Drill maintenance and trap efficiency improve as the Engineer gains levels.
Revive allies more quickly.
When things go wrong – and they will go wrong – the Medic’s there to pick up the pieces and get the team back in fighting condition. Fast revivals can mean the difference between success and failure, and an active Medic can help turn the tide of an intense battle. The Medic gains faster movement speed and powerful healing abilities with additional levels.
The most successful teams will consist of a variety of classes, using different abilities to best compliment each other and adequately defend against the
Extinction mode looks to be very in-depth and should provide plenty of extra game to play. It is a much needed game addition to Call Of Duty, and hopefully it will function and play well. I hope that it is a hybrid between Gears Of War’s Overrun mode and Treyarch’s Zombie mode. Hopefully in the future we will get a mode like this that features dinosaurs, they need to make a comeback, enough aliens and zombies for awhile. Lets get some dino battles going. Of course though, fighting zombie-alien-dinosaur hybrids would be cool to. Maybe an alternate past where Nazis have created them. Just some wishful thinking.
Call Of Duty Ghosts will be available on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4 & Xbox 360 on November 5, 2013, and Xbox One on November 19, 2013.
Will you be picking up Ghosts? If so on what platform? And if not why not, COD fatigue? Let me know in the comments.