It’s that time of year again, folks. Activision has unveiled its latest Call of Duty offering. The announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops II was accompanied by a surprisingly revelatory trailer. The apocalyptic scenes presented in the two minute clip take place in 2025, more than five decades after the events depicted in the first Black Ops title and eight years beyond those seen in last year’s Modern Warfare III.
The plot of the new game is mildly intriguing. Right here in the real world, the United States has come under close scrutiny for its morally questionable use of (and increasing reliance on) unmanned drones. Black Ops II depicts a conflict in which a tech savvy adversary has found a way to turn America’s vast automated arsenal against it. In its hour of need, the nation must turn to its long neglected flesh and blood soldiers to fish it out of the fire.
According to developer Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will feature a range of new multiplayer options and an expanded zombie experience. Look for it on 360, PS3 and PC on Tuesday 13 November.