The "Escalation" content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops is almost ready for release and, unsurprisingly, it contains a zombie-themed level. But "Call of the Dead" isn't just your standard zombie soldier set-up. With heavy George A. Romero and grindhouse influences, not to mention an aptly star-studded line-up of characters, it's sort of like Black Ops and House of the Dead: Overkill had a baby. Which can only be a good thing.

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While Activision has been pretty busy this week—being sued by Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward and signing a decade-long publishing deal with Halo developer Bungie—the publisher still made the time to announce the next game in the Call of Duty franchise. Dubbed CoD: Black Ops, the game will be developed by Treyarch—the team behind CoD: World At War—and is expected to be released on November 9.

"We can't wait for our community to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops," Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said. "We have focused our entire studio on this game, with dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op teams creating the most intense, gripping and riveting experience possible for our fans on all fronts."

Aside from the developer, release date, and title, details are nonexistent on the next entry in the CoD franchise. But that shouldn't be the case for long, as the game will make its debut on GameTrailers TV later today. You can also stay tuned to the game's official site for more details.

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