Having seen the latest announcements for a new “Nuke Town 2025” map to be added to Black Ops 2, I thought I’d do a piece on what we know about Call of Duty’s latest installment so far.
Firstly, in the trailer we see aged Black Ops soldier Mason talking about his service, and how the world sees men like him. Amongst Mason senior’s tale, there is a cut to what sort of technologies that will be featured throughout the game, many consisting of UFO-like planes and drones for both offensive and defensive use. Back on the ground, we see Mason’s son, David Mason who has also become a soldier fighting to gain control over the machines and restore order.
Black Ops 2 will feature two intertwined storylines, one from Alex Mason’s point of view, and the other from his son David Mason’s point of view. Alex’s part of the story will continue throughout the 70’s, 80’s and into 2025, where David’s part of the story takes place. Throughout the campaign, many side missions called “Strike Force” missions will take place, changing the story for each of the characters, allowing you as the player to control the storyline and what happens within it.
Set to be released November 13th 2012, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 looks like a contender for being on of the best games this year, but can Activision offer gamers something unique and new to the Call of Duty franchise? Because of the new technologies featured in the game (as well as horses!) gamers might be in for something that Activision has never offered Call of Duty gamers before.
It certainly is a break from usual Call of Duty games, as Modern Warfare 3 ends in 2017, meaning that aircraft and weaponry has vastly improved in the 8 years since. Known locations for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are: New York, Yemen and Singapore – meaning that there will be a lot of travelling for the characters and lots of new areas for the player to explore throughout the campaign.
As well as this, it is know that the regular favourite, “zombie” mode will also feature in Black Op 2, giving gamers a variety in what to play from campaign, to multiplayer, to zombies, though it is unknown whether characters Takeo, Richtofen, Dempsey and Nikolai will return for the zombie mode. It has also been confirmed that the “zombie” mode will have 8 player co-op, instead of the traditional 4 player co-op.
Though the release is months away, the gaming community is gearing up for the next game in the Call of Duty saga, and as the trailer shows, it’s certainly something to look forward to.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set for release November 13th 2012.
By Alice Hare