First Glance at Black Ops 2
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First Glance at Black Ops 2

Los Angeles : CA : USA | May 06, 2012 at 7:45 PM PDT
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The National Basketball Association playoffs is all about games, even video games, when it hosted a brief teaser trailer of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. this new teaser reveals some significant details about the awaited sequel to the best-selling Black Ops game.

A clip of the same trailer was also posted in Youtube, which attracted 1.4 million views after a few days. The story features a part of the story set in 2025, when the world is at war again. The United States at this time lost control of its drone fleet to the enemy which torches the cities around the world.

Set to be released on November 18 this year, Black Ops 2 is developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. The first Call of Duty: Black Ops is considered to be the best-selling shooter game in the United States.

According to the head of Treyarch studio, Mark Lamia, the developers put a lot of time in research about the game's plausible future setting. He mentioned that the single player campaign will feature a non-linear plotline, which means that the story will unfold depending on the choice he makes in the game. This will be that first time that such feature will be introduced in the Call of Duty series.

In the trailer, gameplay shows a devastated Los Angeles, urban combat through the city streets, and surprisingly horseback chases in a desert. In general, the short video shows a mix of sci-fi storytelling and futuristic settings.

Just like the game's predecessor, zombies are coming big in this game. Lamia said that this is going to be the studio's most ambitious zombies ever.

A portion of the game is set in Afghanistan just like the original Black Ops. The game will span two parts--one during the late 80s in Afghanistan and two during the Third World War in 2025.

A gaming article from Gamearena portrays a writers experience in testing some parts of the game.

Although some analysts of the game are not yet certain what prompted the major war in Black Ops, a vast majority would agree that it would probably be due to the fast dwindling supply of Rare Earth Elements. This seems to be a logical plausible hinging point for the conflict in the next decades as China hoards its vast RREs today. Black Ops 2 will most likely portray China as the next "cold" war adversary although the game's direct enemy is one Raul Menendez, the terrorist who was responsible for taking control of the United States fleet of drones.

The Mason connection still exists in the game as David Mason, the son of Alex Mason, battles his way out in 2025.

Read more about this next game blockbuster here.

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