Last week it was announced that the new Black Ops game is gearing up to hit your game consoles this winter. With that announcement there have been details on the game plus artwork that have now gone viral. The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set in the future of 2025, and of course, the ever popular “zombie” mode has returned.
In my opinion, you can thank Black Ops for the resurgence of zombie killing in games within the past few years. With franchises like Resident Evil leaning towards a more dark magic influence on its characters and games like Left 4 Dead focused more on melee, Black Ops chose another direction to go. Already popular with the fans of 1st person shooter games like Halo, Call of Duty, the game was smart to unleash its zombie pack for horror fans. It allowed fans of two genres in gaming to co-exist as one. Plus the sales for Ops has skyrocketed since the pack. So how can they improve on what was done before? Well, the head of the company Treyarch, Mark Lamia, had this to say:
“We have given the zombie team free reign to do pretty much whatever they want with the mode regardless of the direction the campaign is headed in… It’s a totally different frame of mind when you sitting down to play zombies. It’s you and your friends and its co-op and it’s blasting Zombies….Black Ops II has the most ambitious zombies that we have ever created. If you ask zombies players what they want, they want more zombies. They are going to get that, more game modes and more ways to play it,”
This time the co-op mode will allow you to have 8 players instead of 4 for more carnage. Word is they also will have guest appearances again like the cameo from George Romero, but outside of that, that’s all the details as of now. With an expected release date of November 13th, look for more details and trailers hitting this summer. For now, check out the cool teaser art seen below that was posted on twitter with the following advice: “Zombies are coming…… Where’s your shotgun?” Happy gaming!
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Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.
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