Written by acclaimed Dark Knight screenwriter David Goyer, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 takes you to the year 2025, where a new Cold War has erupted between the United States and China. When a terrorist organization hacks into the US’s military network, suddenly they control an army of advanced drones and robotic weaponry. A drone attack on the city of Los Angeles is just the begging of what can happen when hackers control an arsenal of the world’s most advanced military hardware. Take everything you already love about the Call of Duty franchise, and add women and horses, and instantly COD Black Ops II is the most anticipated game of the year.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be set in the near future. One of the places that was seen at E3 2012 was Los Angeles. Activision promises that the game 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."
Part of the campaign takes place during the '80s, where familiar faces from Black Ops return such as Frank Woods, who did not die in the original Black Ops, but the vast majority of the story takes place in 2025. Here you’ll assume the role of Black Ops protagonist Alex Mason’s son, David Mason.
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 similar to that of an RPG. 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 replay ability.
Graphics - 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.
Strike Force - 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.
Multiplayer - 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 EA Sports. Activision’s Call of Duty social network, Call of Duty Elite, will be integrated at launch.
- Wrist-mounted Iron Man-like launchers that fire small explosives. "Quad Drones"
- 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.
- CLAW-colossal land drone
- VTOL aircraft
- Mech with legs
- Unmanned Drones
- Kard Pistol
- The M16 Assault Rifle
- The XM8 (Rumored that it can be modified into a shotgun, submachine gun, light machine gun, and into an assualt rife)
- M249 Saw Light Machine Gun
- As seen in the Black Ops 2 trailer, a tripled barreled gun. It was not revealed to be a shotgun or just an assault rifle.
- A scope that has x-ray vision has been revealed through the Black Ops 2 trailer and gameplay shown at E3.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Release Date:Nov 13, 2012
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