Ever wanted to see how Silent Bob would fare in the zombie apocalypse? Now you can. In the new “Sabotage” DLC pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which releases January 31, a new chapter for Zombies titled “Rave in the Redwoods” makes ‘90s slacker auteur Kevin Smith available as a playable character in the first-person shooter game’s stacked Zombies mode.
Although the Mallrats director seems way out of place in a Call of Duty game, the plot of this iteration’s Zombies is centered around DIY filmmaking, which is how Smith made his career in Hollywood, shooting Clerks for less than $28,000 in his New Jersey hometown in 1994.
In the Infinite Warfare, Willard Wyler (Pee-Wee’s Paul Reubens) is a retired horror director preparing for his comeback. After hiring four aspiring actors (voiced by Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah, Seth Green, and Sasheer Zamata), Wyler traps them in his “film,” in which he’s made real zombies come to life — so to speak — through dark magic. The game’s first chapter, included in the release of Infinite Warfare, was an ‘80s tribute titled “Zombies in Spaceland.”
Now in the new DLC, the ‘90s get the spotlight in “Rave in the Redwoods,” which is set at a punk rave in an abandoned camp in the woods. It’s unknown how Kevin Smith’s in-universe character matters to the plot, but frankly, the plot sounds like its secondary anyway. (Sort of like Yoga Hosers.)
There’s also a grindhouse-style poster, with Smith front and center.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is only the latest version of Kevin Smith as a playable avatar. Smith was included in 2014’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, alongside Adam West and Conan O’Brien. Earlier this year, Smith crowdfunded an indie game titled Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch, a parody of old-school beat-‘em-ups using characters from Smith’s Askewniverse comics, Bluntman and Chronic.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s “Sabotage” DLC will release January 31 on PlayStation 4 with other consoles to follow.Photos via Activision