We just got word of some more details concerning Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. As you’ve no doubt seen already, Black Ops 2 is a vast departure from the Vietnam / Cold War Era setting from the previous game. Black Ops 2 takes place in the year 2025. This time around Black Ops 2 features advanced weaponry, robotics and even drone warfare. The engine has been revamped and optimized to prove Call of Duty fans with the best looking game to date.

“Hands down, this is the most ambitious Call of Duty ever,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We are bringing disruptive innovation to the franchise and we are doing it on several fronts. We’re pushing the boundaries technologically, graphically, and from a narrative and gameplay perspective. At the same time, we need to stay true to the epic realism, authenticity, heart pumping adrenaline, and cinematic action that so many people love and expect from a Call of Duty game. Treyarch’s vision for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will redefine the Call of Duty franchise for the future–both literally and figuratively.” 

“With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the team is crafting an experience that Call of Duty fans have never seen before,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. “We are challenging assumptions on every front, with the single player campaign, Zombies and multiplayer. In the campaign, we are creating a thought-provoking story that introduces branching storylines and meaningful choices that impact the narrative. Running in the multiplayer engine for the first time, Zombies gives players a bigger and more diverse set of gameplay experiences, as well as entirely new ways to wage war with the undead. And in multiplayer, we’re embracing all skill levels and play styles to give players more ways to engage. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, we’re all in and we won’t rest until we’ve launched nothing less than the best Call of Duty we’ve ever made.”

Both studios are very excited and confident about the new direction and promise this will be a Call of Duty game we won’t soon forget. Look for this game to hit shelves on November 13th on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles

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  • Dan Twin

    And personally as a PC gamer i’m happy to welcome back another Treyarch effort. They seem to care a little more about PC gamers given us dedicated servers, FOV slider etc. Read today that for Black Ops 2 on PC will be the first COD game to be DirectX 11, i’m quite excited from what i’ve heard, although the trailer did nothing for me.

  • PCS

    great info here. and it seems that they heard all the negitive feedback. This is their attempt to drive hype for the people who felt the trailer was a let down. Glad to see a better zombie experience but still unintrested