For the past few years, Treyarch’s created a nice little nest under the shadow of Infinity Ward. Relying on the template IW built with Call Of Duty 4, they have alternated year-after-year releasing what is widely regarded as the inferior entries in the franchise. Now that the winds of change have made a mess of the IW offices, it’s time for Treyarch to step up to the plate, grab the bull by the horns and attempt to innovate. Have they succeeded in progressing the franchise forward? Or have they taken a step backwards?
The answer rests somewhere in the middle. Hit the jump for our full Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review. Read the rest of this entry
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is indeed coming this November. The game will continue the plot of the first game but is set much farther into the future; the year 2025 in fact. One could even say that the game is “future warfare.” So far we we know a number of facts derived from the official trailer including:
- Sergeant Frank Woods is still alive (thought to have perished saving Mason in the first game)
- Alex Mason returns, and his son David Mason is a potential playable character.
- Harper (character in many screenshots is indeed a playable protagonist)
But his role in the plot is as of yet unidentified.
- Game is set in both the first cold war as well as the near future, a ’21st Century Cold War’
- Character choice is an integral part of the new singleplayer campaign
(Branching story paths, mission failures can alter the end game.)
- Black Ops II will feature both modern and futuristic guns, vehicles, and even mechs.
- Will feature controllable vehicles/rides (in SP for now) like a fighter jet, horse, etc….
Learn more about Black Ops II engine improvements, multiplayer features and additions as well as the official trailer after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier today, an Activision and Treyarch poster leaked onto the world wide web which adds credence to the rumor that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be officially announced next month (May).
Activision announced earlier this year that a new Call of Duty game will be coming in the winter. Could Black Ops 2 be that game? In addition to the leaked poster, another sign that points to this is that Activision already purchased the domain name blackops2.com.
Check out the leaked poster after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Modern Warfare 3 Coming to Wii Courtesy of Treyarch
Activision announced earlier this week that the much-hyped Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is definitely coming to the Nintendo Wii. However, since Infinity Ward has its hand full with the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 builds, the Wii port will be developed by Activision’s go-to FPS developer Treyarch. More information after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Treyarch Announces COD Black Ops: Rezurrection DLC
Treyarch and Activision announced earlier today that Call of Duty: Black Ops will recieve a fourth DLC package later this month. Named “Rezurrection”, this newest DLC will be a treat for fans of the Nazi Zombie mode as the entire package will include five zombie mode maps. More information after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Call of Duty: Black Ops Review
For Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC
1-18 Players (Online)
Call of duty: Black Ops is the newest instalment of the Treyarch Call of duty franchise. Black Ops is the story of an elite unit of American Black Operations soldiers as they fight their way through historical settings such as the bay of pigs and Vietnam war and less than honest locales like Kowloon and Russian cosmo-dromes. This alternate take on historical settings is an interesting and a refreshing change that the Treyarch lineage has made, however it is important to mention that this ground was broken by Activation’s Modern Warfare 2 released the previous year. Read the rest of this entry