Call of Duty: Black Ops II Site Goes Live, Set for Nov 13 Release [Trailer]
Now that the Black Ops II site has gone live, gaming fans can begin to check out the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise, targeted for release on November 13 for PCs, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. This year’s launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II was first announced by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in November of last year, after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 received rave reviews and opened to phenomenal sales on the same month, raking in $1 billion in just 16 days.
The trailer for Black Ops II can be viewed by fans all over the world at the official Call of Duty website or below. Content published on the site remains sparse as of date, except for the 2-minute worldwide reveal trailer and a small description on its pre-order page. The teaser trailer was first shown on TNT on Tuesday during the aired NBA playoffs.
A sequel with a twist
Black Ops II is clearly a continuation of the 2010-released Black Ops but this new installment was designed to offer something new and maybe a few things totally unexpected. While Black Ops featured the story of Alex Mason, a Special Forces operator who spoiled planned attacks on the U.S. by Soviet troops in the sixties, Black Ops II moves fast forward to 2025, where Alex Mason’s son David Mason is allotted a special task: protect the president during a futuristic battle that takes place in several key cities, from Los Angeles and Washington to New York, and even within China and Afghanistan.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg says that Black Ops II is more than just a continuation of Black Ops, as this installment is an experimentation of “new ideas” and “new stuff”. He also added that they are “taking some risks.” Activision owns, publishes, and develops the Call of Duty series and other video games like Marvel, Tony Hawk and James Bond.