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One of the biggest games of the year is going to be Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Earlier this month, Activision had released a trailer that was teasing some of the new features of the Black Ops II Zombies game mode. Now, Activision has released another trailer that showcases much of the Zombies game mode in Black Ops II.
One of the most interesting things to note in the trailer is that it will feature a full Zombies-based campaign that will have the player going to different locales. Also shown are the weapons that will be in the game mode, which includes futuristic weapons, and weapons that are going to be making a comeback from Call of Duty: Black Ops.
It was previously revealed that Black Ops 2 will have a single player Zombies mode, which the trailer seems to hint towards. All of the games in the Call of Duty series starting from Call of Duty: World At War included an incredibly popular game mode called Zombie mode. The mode, in which players team up to fight hordes of zombies, has been a fan favourite in all the Treyarch Call of Duty games.
The game got a trailer last month that displayed the multiplayer mode. While the basics don’t seem to have changed much from Black Ops or Modern Warfare 3 with the constant action and rewards for doing almost anything, there are some interesting things such as some of the sci-fi stuff in the game, including mechs, and what appear to be EMP grenades.
The previous game in the Call of Duty series was Modern Warfare 3, which was released last year. While gameplay stayed very much the same as previous iterations, the stakes had been raised significantly, as the game’s protagonists had to deal with the looming threat of World War III. If you have played previous CoD games, specifically the Modern Warfare series, Modern Warfare 3 will be familiar territory with non-stop balls-to-the-wall action and cinematic set-pieces.
The future is filled with zombies. It is also black.
The Call of Duty series originally dealt with events during World War II. After the unsuccessful Call of Duty 3, developers Infinity Ward shook things up by making Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This game saw a large amount of success and sealed the fate of World War II based shooters.
After Modern Warfare, developers Treyarch made Call of Duty 5: World At War, which took the series back to its World War II roots. The game went for a more violent and gruesome depiction of World War II, and added new weapons such as the flamethrower. The game also added a new game mode featuring zombie Nazi soldiers.
After World At War, Infinity Ward took back the reins of the franchise to create Modern Warfare 2. The game was released amid many controversies, such as the No Russian level which had the player take on the role of an undercover CIA agent infiltrating a Russian terrorist cell. The level consisted of the player and the characters walking through a Russian airport and gunning down innocent civilians and police officers. Another reason the game became infamous was for the PC version of the game not having many of the options gamers on the PC need or want, such as a developer console, a slider to increase the field of vision and the lack of dedicated servers for the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to release on 12 November 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game will also be available for the Wii U.