A name and release date we already knew for Treyarch's next iteration to the Call of Duty series, but what we didn't know (for sure at least) was the when and where the game will take place. Gametrailers TV had their big reveal Friday night with the debut trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops, and while there were many hints indicating a Vietnam era war game, there were also some more modern elements thrown in than we expected. Take a look for yourself below.
For Gametrailer's breakdown of the trailer, hit the jump
The big reveal of Activision's next Call of Duty title was supposed to be saved for tonights Gametrailer's TV, but that hasn't stopped the game's website from launching and inadvertently leaking details for the game. Granted there's no real content currently on the site, but there is the image posted above that confirms a release date and an official title.
From rumors abound on the interwebs we're pretty sure Treyarch's iteration of the series focuses on the Vietnam era, but with a title like "Black Ops" it's obvious that there may be more to the game than smoking doobies in between bouts with the Vietcong. Kotaku has some thoughts that the game may involve additional espionage or cold war related activities, but their guess is as good as any now. Aside from a name, it's easy to see the game is slated for a November release, just as every other CoD game before it.
Titles and release dates aside the bulk of the game's reveal is still slated to happen on tonight's GTTV on Spike TV. Tune in to the station at 12:30 AM or wait for our update when more details come to light.
Don't worry, this isn't more Activision Vs. Infinity Ward news. Treyarch's next addition to the Call of Duty series, which is rumored to take place in the Vietnam era, is going to be oficially announced late tomorrow night on Spike network's Gametrailers TV.
If you want to see the reveal yourself tune in at around 12:30 AM... or you can get some sleep and get the details here the next morning.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is less than a couple weeks out, and the fists have started flying. EA has come out and said outright that DICE, the developer of Bad Company 2, is in a league of its own when it comes to online multiplayer. According to the publisher, Infinity Ward and Treyarch can't compete with it.
"DICE is at the forefront of defining the multiplayer and online vehicle warfare space and has substantial pedigree in this area following many years of success," EA product manager Will Graham told MCV. "We genuinely believe there isn't a developer out there that competes with DICE in this space, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going cement that.
"The use of vehicles in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sets it apart from the competition and no one else in the industry does this better.
"This is also something the core are very excited about: DICE's history of delivering a multiplayer experience utilizing vehicles is something that sets it apart from anything else in the market. It's also an element that fits with the increasing emphasis on multiplayer for gamers in general."
There's been speculation that Treyarch's next Call of Duty installment will be set in Vietnam. Now CVG is confirming that the game will be ready for release in November, similar to other Call of Duty titles, and yes, it will bet set in the Vietnam War during the 1960's.
A "senior UK trade source" said today that the title is scheduled to arrive a full 12 months after last year's Modern Warfare 2. "It's going to be November again - just as with World At War and Modern Warfare 2," they said. Further confirming the rumors, they added that the game would take place during the Vietnam conflict, and it allegedly takes influence from classic movies Apocalypse Now and Platoon.
Here's some news that isn't surprising. A job posting for Treyarch reveals that the next Call of Duty will be set in the past again. The listing, which is for a level designer, states, "Research subject matter for history and look of the level…." The listing does not explicitly state that the game will be going back to WWII, but chances are that's what we're going to see as I can't see them taking on any other war.
Shame, I was hoping they might do a take on the Cold War where you just stare down your enemy until he blinks. Do we need another WWII game?