Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Top 5 things you need to know
Another year, another Call of Duty. This time things are different. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will deliver branching storylines, plot twists that actually make you think, and giant mechs. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 just might be the Call of Duty game we’ve all been waiting for.
As we prepare for its November 13 release, here are five things you should know about it. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer reveals robots and flying machines
Black Ops 2 is a direct sequel to Black Ops, set in 2025 and the 1980s
Much of the game’s trailer reveals a futuristic setting dominated by tall buildings and populated with high-tech weaponry, but it will also feature a story based around the Cold War of the 1980s. We’re expecting plenty of playable flashback sequences.
Past Call of Duty games have been blasted for being too linear, too A to B. For Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 we are promised weaving storylines affected by the choices players make at key points during the game: whether it be failing to protect a fellow soldier or being unable to complete a certain objective. The result is that each play-through will supposedly be different.
New game modes
New ‘Strike Force‘ missions will have squads tackling objectives in a mode that sounds reminiscent of the Spec Ops mode we’ve seen before, only on a much bigger scale. There will also be the ability to switch between the men fighting it out on the ground, and those in the air.
You get to ride horses
The Call of Duty series hasn’t gone cowboy on us just yet, but it looks like we’ll all get to play horsey, battling it out on the saddle against helicopters. If manual horsepower isn’t your thing there’s the possibility of piloting quadrotors (like the one at The Gadget Show Live 2012), giant mechanical robots, jet fighters, futuristic stealth bombers and more. Fans of Call of Duty’s famous set-pieces should be in for a treat.
There will be zombies
It was never in doubt that the much-loved zombies mode would return. This time round it promises to be bigger and better, forming one of the games co-op modes. Without going into specifics developer Treyarch promises fans there will be more ways to take on the undead.
Are you looking forward to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or will it be a dud?