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Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be released November 13, 2012.
Typically, development on Call of Duty games alternates between two studios: Infinity Ward and Treyarch. Since 2011's installment was developed by Infinity Ward, this year's game is being developed by Treyarch, who previously developed Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
What is the setting of Black Ops 2?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be set in the near future according the game's official website, which has gone live ahead of the game's reveal later today. According to the site, Black Ops 2 will push "the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise" and "propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare."
What is the plot of Black Ops 2?
China has risen to prominence by 2025, and they and the United States are embroiled in a modern cold war over the most precious resource on the planet – rare earth elements. Cyber terrorism will also play a major role in the plot. In Black Ops 2 a terrorist organization gets inside America’s vast drone network, using our most powerful military asset against the US.
Black Ops 2 will feature branching story options. There are parts of the campaign that you can fail; where you can succeed or not in keeping Menendez from achieving his goals. Treyarch promises a non-linear campaign with plenty of replayability.
- Menendez- A terrorist leader and the main antagonist.
- David Mason- Alex Mason's son.
- Harper- A new character.
Who is developing Black Ops 2?
The team at Treyarch began work Black Ops 2’s story over a year ago in conjunction with script writers like David Goyer (Batman Begins) and consulting from Peter Singer of the Brookings Institution. Since that time story after story have broken in the news, corroborating the likelihood that rare earth elements are a future point of contention.
What will Black Ops 2 look like?
The graphics engine has been overhauled, resulting in visuals that look a bit better than what’s come before. Facial animation has also received special attention, and Black Ops 2’s characters will be more expressive than what you’ve seen before.
What are Strike Force Missions?
To help diversify the campaign experience, Treyarch’s introducing new single player “Strike Force” missions. You control a black ops group, choosing from a number of levels based on the threat each presents in the current cold war. Success isn’t guaranteed, and if all your operatives die you lose the missions, changing the course of the conflict. You also pick one mission at the cost of others, meaning that you and your friends might not experience the same battlefields.
Each Strike Force mission acts as a small sandbox battlefield, letting you choose the order you complete objectives. You get to choose what units you play as on the fly. Flesh and blood soldiers deploy alongside walking robots and UAVs, and at any given time you can zoom out to an overwatch view of the battlefield, selecting a new unit and then shifting to its perspective. You can rapidly possess whatever unit suits your needs in the moment. You can also issue orders from the overwatch mode, playing through entire Strike Force missions in a real-time strategy fashion.
What will Black Ops 2 Multiplayer be like?
Multiplayer will take place in the 2025 universe, not the past. The combat training system has been revamped for new players. Treyarch's goal is to make Black Ops 2’s multiplayer fun to play and fun to watch, with plans to break into the world of E Sports. Activision’s Call of Duty social network, Call of Duty Elite, will be integrated at launch.
Will there be zombies?
Zombies were confirmed in Treyarch's Announcement Video. "If you like zombies, you're really going to be happy with what we're doing with Black Ops 2. It's our biggest, most ambitious zombies ever."
What are ne vehicles and weapons in Black Ops 2?
Black Ops 2 introduces futuristic interfaces and weapons systems somewhat based off current technology. Here is some of the tech and weapons appearing in Black Ops 2:
- Wrist-mounted Iron Man-like launchers that fire small explosives.
- A new sniper rifle that uses millimeter wave technology, the same tech that airport security scanners use to see through walls. The same rifle also uses charged shots to sling ammo at high velocity, giving you the option to shoot through different density walls depending on how long you prime the shot.
- VTOL aircraft
- Mech with legs
- Unmanned Drones