Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 given world reveal
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 10:53 AM
Activision has given us a glimpse of the future, quite literally, by releasing a reveal trailer for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops game, which is set in the year 2025.
The world by this point is apparently populated with robotic fighting machines, hover jets and stealth planes that have fallen under the command of enemies of the US who "have stolen the keys" and are using this technology to unleash hell on high-rise cities, including Los Angeles.
Cue a gritty monologue from a wheelchair-bound Sergeant Frank Woods who, after expressing surprise at the fact he is still alive at this point, explains that the government has released it will "always need men like us … who are willing to do what others cannot".
What this is, presumably, is to take back control of these unmanned armies using a hail of machine gun fire and some horses - for a section of the game that appears to switch to the Middle East - in order to save the western world from annihilation by its own machinery.
Commenting on the storyline, Mark Lamia, the studio head of Treyarch, the team behind the game, told the Verge: "The original Black Ops took place during the first Cold War.
"I call it the first Cold War because the new Cold War hasn't happened - yet."
Dave Anthony, game director on Black Ops 2, added that this latest instalment will have an extra layer of depth.
"For the first time player decisions will impact the story," he said.
"At end of campaign, you'll see how things could have been different."
Also included in the trailer was a release date - November 13th 2012 - to get COD fans even more revved up than they might have been.
This is also just days after Halo 4 worldwide launch for Xbox 360 on November 6th.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be released for both PS3 and Xbox 360.