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Infinity Ward is still pumping out new content for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The game may be a year old by now, but the new content will feature the Zombies finale for Infinity Ward's title, this time putting a diverse crew of survivors on a space station.
The trailer starts in a fairly jocular manner, with the four survivors in a hallway making fun of their situation while wielding some fairly cool looking weaponry. Things, however, turn deadly very quickly when we see the security system begin to work against them and the doors shut, the lights go out, and the defense mechanisms refuse to guarantee safe passage through the facility.
The "Beast From Beyond" map then begins to showcase more of the areas players will traverse in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Zombies campaign. We see a loading dock where one player jumps over a ramp and lands a headshot while leaping to the other side of the platform -- which is a really cool moment in the trailer, by the way -- and we also get to see some of the corridors where about a dozen of the undead begin walking, albeit quickly, down the hallway.
The design of the space station is obviously inspired by classic sci-fi horror flicks like the original Alien and James Cameron's follow-up Aliens. The smokey ventilation grates, coiled-walls and angular structures give the map that classic retro-futuristic aesthetic that we've all become so accustomed to in science fiction.
Of course, this wouldn't be a Call of Duty Zombies experience if there weren't traps, so there are definitely plenty of those. You know those corridors and security measures I was talking about earlier in the post? Well, we get to see what happens when the security system is reactivated and the zombies attempt to make their way down those hallways. The laser grid basically turns them into barbecue zombie meat.
One of the other really interesting things is that, in the cargo bay, there's a hole in the floor that leads underground. This is where things get really interesting, because we see that there's some sort of alien cavern underneath. The trailer ends with a brief glimpse at what looks like some sort of alien beast emerging from the tunnel.
It's obvious the map is borrowing from classic sci-fi horror flicks like From Beyond, Galaxy of Terror and a little bit of Event Horizon and Pandorum, all fused together.
The Beast From Beyond map will be accompanied by four other maps as part of the Retribution map pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, all of which are set to release together on the PlayStation 4 starting September 12th. Pre-orders aren't available yet but you can look to order a digital copy of the upcoming DLC over on the Call of Duty website.