Activision has expanded the awesomeness of Call of Duty series by releasing the trailer of its ninth installment. The latest iteration has been named as Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. Although the game was initially intended to be released on May 1, 2012, during the NBA Playoffs on Turner Network Television channel, ultimately it got pushed ahead. It is now expected to be released on November 13, 2012.
CEO Activision Blizzard, Robert Kotick revealed earlier this year that the game was in development with the aim of a release at some reasonable time during the year 2012 with the promise of “meaningful innovation”.
Activision previously had focused on World War II in Call of Duty editions and then took things straight through the Cold War and Vietnam in Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, this time things are going to be quite futuristic.
The released debut trailer starts with a veteran of the Black Ops, Sargent Frank Woods (the sick Sargent survived the grenade blast after all and he is not surprised about it as it certainly wasn’t something that he couldn’t handle), who narrates a tale. The year is 2025 and the world is just not the way it used to be. Chaos, mass destruction, explosions – some of the many possible words to perfectly describe the scenario. The game revolves around a cold war between the United States and China over rare earth elements, but that is not all. The game challenges the human imagination and comprehension with new futuristic scenarios.
The single-player campaign will face a major change, thanks to the introduction of a brand new mode called Strike Mode, which gives players the flexibility to take out the threats in different ways. As a result, Black Ops II will feel a bit like a strategy game.
Given the ability to control hover jets, big mounted guns, airplanes, etc, Black Ops II will stand out from the previous titles of the series and will sport a unique FPS experience.
The game certainly looks promising despite meager known details and the trailer has surely lived up to the expectations of the fans. Black Ops II might possibly directly challenge Halo 4 upon its release.
Black Ops II would be released for all major platforms which include PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (Microsoft Windows).