Merry Christmas everyone! This jolly message comes to you courtesy of your beloved Activision Publishing developer who has decided to grab a few bucks from your stockings because you've been a bad kid this year and you deserve to be punished for liking Zombie games and causing virtual mayhem.
For some reason, Activision has decided to re-release Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies under a new listing on the Play Store. The first-person shooter that puts you at the line of defense against hordes of zombies dates back to 2012 when Liam called it "interesting" in his review. It has been stagnating on the Play Store with no updates since December 2013 with plenty of reviewers complaining about compatibility, bugs, and overall sluggishness. Now, that old Play Store listing is no more and the game has resurfaced under a new listing that looks just about the same, save for one difference. (Here's a cached version of the old listing if you want to compare for yourself).
The price tag is still $6.99, the in-app purchases still go from $0.99 to $49.99, the game is still compatible with Android 2.3.3 and above, and the description is still the same. It doesn't seem like there are new levels, improved graphics, or any major differences in the screenshots or gameplay. However, the description just mentions that it's now compatible with Marshmallow. That's the only change. I wish I could tell you more, but the game shows as incompatible with my Nexus 7, Nexus 5X, and LG G4.
And try as I might, I can't find a single reason why Activision couldn't have uploaded whatever update this was to its original Play Store page. Players who already bought the game will have to buy it again if they want future updates - however doubtful they are - or, you know, just skip it and find another zombie FPS in the Play Store. I'm told there are plenty. But in case you're set in your ways, here's the new Play Store link.