As promised, Activision revealed the next Call of Duty series title. And, as rumors emerged, it really is called Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and is a continuation of the title released in 2010.
Returned to helm, the studio Treyarch (responsible, in the Prime Black Ops, and Call of Duty 3 or Call of Duty: World of War), Black Ops 2 promises to be the most ambitious game from the series in recent years. Of course, this expression we heard every time when a new Call of Duty was announced.
First, the action will take place this time (and) in the future. More specifically, there are two periods playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The action will start in the 80′s, with the same Alex Mason in the first Black Ops in the foreground. In this part of the story, players will meet Raul Menendez, the new villain of Black Ops 2.
Subsequently, storyline will move in 2025, where Menendez fails to trigger a new cold war between U.S. and China. Obviously, this second era will be more modern, the action is taking place this time through the eyes of David Mason, the son of the hero of the first Black Ops. Responsible for the story of Black Ops 2 is David Goyer, none other than one of the screenwriters of films The Dark Knight and Batman Begins.
The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will represent a quantum leap for the series, both in the single player campaign and in multiplayer. For the first time in these games, Black Ops 2 will be introduced nonlinear type Strike Force missions, the player can decide what role want to meet on the battlefield, decisions affecting its campaign from that point on.
When it comes to multiplayer, developers of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 were somewhat secretive, yet revealing that Zombie mode in World at War and Black Ops will return in this new title. Also, Black Ops 2 was designed from the start to address the professional e-sports scene, but without knowing whether or not the game will include support for dedicated servers.
However, to ensure that the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be quite authentic, from Treyarch and Activision who have used the advice of Oliver North, Lieutenant-Colonel in the U.S. Navy, convicted (and later acquitted to call) for the sale of arms to Iran in the late of 80′s.