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Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Trailer: "The Future Is Black"

The official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is finally here, and Treyarch is bringin' the action from just about every possible angle.

You'll spot about ten gajillion machines in this trailer, ranging from futuristic mechs to various aircraft to "old-school" stuff like helicopters, motorcycles, and even some horses.

There's no doubt that the developers aren't pulling any punches with this year's CoD effort, although perhaps the use of an old engine is noticeable... At any rate, fans of the franchise are probably looking forward to new details, which are destined to start arriving at a rapid clip. We know it's the year 2025 and the "21st Century Cold War" is in full effect; technology has advanced at a frightening rate and now, it's like one all-out war. Nuts.

Maybe the campaign will be well worth playing; we enjoyed the Black Ops single-player adventure, and we're counting on Treyarch to provide us with yet another satisfying experience. Of course, multiplayer is always where it's at with this series, so that information will be paramount for the majority of fans. Still, we have this silly old-fashioned desire for great single-player campaigns...yeah, we're dinosaurs.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Tags: call of duty black ops ii, call of duty black ops 2, black ops ii trailer, black ops 2 trailer

5/1/2012 8:21:44 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 9:29:31 PM
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Once again Call of Duty evolves gaming. Once again it will break sale records, once again i'll play the newest CoD.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 9:42:53 PM

I hope it'll be good but I REALLY don't think it'll "evolve" gaming in any way.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 9:55:46 PM

Well, i guess i just got overhyped from the very-different-from-what-i-expected trailer. To be honest i think i saw horses there. Maybe its just me. Horses in CoD?

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 10:00:20 PM

I just think that because of CoD, anything releasing 3 months before and 3 months after Black Ops 2 will be in some deep trouble. Thus creating competition, and competition is a good thing anywhere any day.

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:28:02 AM

I just think that because of CoD, anything releasing 3 months before and 3 months after Black Ops 2 will be in some deep trouble.
that may be true dude but it hasnt evolved gameing since cod4!

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xenris
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 8:17:23 AM

I applaud treyarch for actually trying something different...ish. I dig the setting, but honestly did anyone else think the textures on the robots and most everything looked really low resolution?

I might buy this if I hear wonderful things about Zombie mode. I honestly think Treyarch is better than infinity ward, I have enjoyed there CoDs way more than infinity wards except for the original 3 that they did. CoD 1, 2, and 4 were excellent. I liked world at war, and really liked black ops because I love conspiracy stories and the cold war setting. Also thought they handled multiplayer way better and in a more balanced way than any of the MW games post MW1.

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wackazoa
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 9:11:53 AM

Treyarch's better than Infinity Ward now.... not MW2 Infinity Ward.


Does anyone else see this trailer and think Metal Gear ? Seems to me, similar to MG4 with the tech and weapons. Just saying.

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xenris
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 9:49:59 AM

Really? I think that MW2 was when everything started going down hill for infinity ward. But to each there own.

I really liked the original Black Ops. As much as I rip on CoD and in general don't like the series anymore, I think that MW1, Black ops, and CoD2 are actually pretty good games.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:45:23 AM

that's what I believe to.

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wackazoa
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 12:14:05 PM

Pre-MW2 Infinity Ward was the real team. A little after launch of MW2 was when the founders and most of the team left. Thats all I was saying.


My favorite COD of late was World at War.... made by Treyarch.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 10:32:37 PM
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Horses!!!!

Intriguing anyways. Can't wait to see what it's about.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 10:36:14 PM
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I have to say that trailer looks ridiculous to me. CoD as a sci fi shooter? I don't think that's going to work. Looks like it's trying to co-opt Ghost Recon or Metal Gear Solid.

Activision to Treyarch: "We're out of ideas, just distract them with something flashy."

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Knightzane
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 10:49:14 PM

Exactly! Took the words right out of my mouth. Now the 360 people are going to fight over what the best Sci-fi shooter is. CoD B-Ops 2 or halo 4.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 11:06:46 PM

Its easy to say when you're not a CoD fan anyways. For those that are it could be a different view than your's. At the very least, it's a different take, than the usual setting.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 11:40:23 PM

I may not be a fan but I've played them all and had fun with them all and I don't see this as a fit.

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AshT
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 12:58:52 AM

the trailer was meh..

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wackazoa
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 9:14:59 AM

Metal Gear 4, exactly.... only without the badass-ness of Solid Snake. Honestly FPS war gaming is like naming a band nowadays.... all the good stuff is taken. Although.... every now and then you find a good one.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 10:33:38 AM

World-

So it's damned if they do damned if they don't? People, like yourself, want it to change or evolve and when Treyarch, puts a spin on the setting you "dont see this as a fit"?

I'll admit this isn't anything ground breaking, but when all people complain about is it's to much of the same, this approach should be appreciated, at the very least.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:18:51 PM

Changing the setting to the future is a cop-out because they have no new ideas to keep their gameplay interesting, a winner would be an improvement on the game's original goals: to put you into the boots of a black ops operative. Sequels should do what the originals did only better, not go off on a barely-related tangent.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 2:31:11 PM

Like I said it's always something. Damned if they do, damned if they don't.

I think they're trying some new things worth recognizing, that some people are not willing to. Like the branching storyline and missions, the futuristic type setting. This could ease up on the linear type roller coaster ride that most shooters are anyways. It could also produce a great way to tell stories in shooters which most don't have a great strength in either.

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Underdog15
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 10:08:17 AM

FFXIII and Resident Evil tried some "new things" too.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 11:27:48 PM
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so does that mean in the game u can be able to go back in a time machine and fight in the wild wild west.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 11:30:01 PM
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Horses! Horses! Horses!

"Red Dead Black Ops Redemption"

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 2:43:44 AM
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This was the whole campaign.

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ulsterscot
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 3:16:54 AM
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So long as the multiplayer doesn't stray to far from the tried and tested formula ....

Can't wait

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faraga
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 4:14:20 AM
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I wasn't going to buy the next COD, but after watching the trailer, I'm starting to doubt, as it does look quite awesome.

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DVE2k
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 4:41:01 AM
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what is everyone so excited about horses for? For Christ sake go ride a real one xD. Anyways this trailer has me confused O_o? I mean how is the MP gonna be, is it gonna be about who has the best robots or whateva. Is this game gonna have the future guns that the government have in there whereabouts. This is like Terminator meets Black Ops lol. China vs USA i guess this is actually possible in the near future xD

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Sunni_Boi
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 4:56:52 AM
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Well D1P for me, evn tho it looks a lil weird. I dont evn kno if i think it is cod.

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Jaylynn
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:16:29 AM
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I think DVE2K said it right it's definitely Terminator meets Black Ops. All we need now is Skynet.

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___________
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 7:35:23 AM
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really surprised with this i was expecting this to be very similar to the original black ops.
i think they have made a BIG mistake calling this black ops 2!
this looks NOTHING like it!
yes theres levels that take place closer to the time black ops does but apparently the majority of the game will be set in the future setting and the gameplay could not be more different to the original!
looks awesome, bout bloody time treyarch came to the 21st century!

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 7:52:13 AM
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I actually think this a step in the right direction CoD needed. Supposedly it's being written by the guy who co-wrote the dark knight, and offers "branching" missions with objectives you could actually fail and still be able to profess the story with a different outcome then someone else. That's EXACTLY what the campaign needed to break the linearity. Also set in the very near future with a very believable story (cyber terrorism, China is a huge world power hoarding ''raw earths').

People who don't like the series of course won't like the trailer, but after skipping on MW3, Activision actually has my interest again

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79transam
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 8:37:07 AM
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Looks interesting. I may pick this up actually.

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xenris
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 10:11:44 AM
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I have seen some interviews and I have always liked the guys at Treyarch. I feel like being the underdogs they actually try and go out of their way to make improvements on the franchise.

Branching stories is a cool addition for a Call of Duty game, and I like that they are covering so many different time periods.

I am actually really happy with how they are actually trying to push what they do well to new heights. Zombies is supposed to be bigger and more ambitious, and while this could be a load of crap I love zombies and hope they aren't hyping this up.

The part that please me the most is the attention they are giving to the PC crowd, and e-sports. This is an amazing thing for the game. Giving pc users Dx11 options and server support really shows that they know what PC gamers want. But the best part of all of this is the e-sport part. Wanting to be a part of this means that the multiplayer has to be extremely balanced and skill based.

I may rip on CoDs for coming out every year and not doing anything different but considering how much I enjoyed black ops and what Treyarch is promising, I might pick this up for the PC providing they deliver.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 10:43:20 AM
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Are people ignoring the fact that this is the same call of duty? Seriously, they didn't even upgrade the engine.

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H0TSHELLZ
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:26:40 AM
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Haters gone Hate..............CoD finally does somthing new and all you guys can do is Hate ! Go play your Fairytale games then and let us Shooters do what we do....Win Win Win !!

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:42:57 AM

I think it's amusing, the amount of people that keep saying the series needs to change. Then as you pointed out the setting goes in a different direction and those people now complain it's not going to work. Well what do you want from them then? Is my question.

Regardless I play every type of genre out there, I like all my games, so it's a win win for me. I just like the argument, because like you said "haters gone hate".

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:21:53 PM

I think the folks who want change don't want the same old thing grafted onto the future, they want a new engine and some updated gameplay/more interactive settings/more solid storytelling/depth.

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sirbob6
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:02:44 PM

Ummm, the near future setting isn't something new. Besides that it'll probably be the standard CoD fare of a 6 hour campaign and extensive multiplayer. The most we can expect is a few new guns, attachments and vehicle sequences.

I say a few because new military firearms are fairly rare and slow to develop, the US is still using a modified 50 year old weapon. Also the vehicle parts are most likely going to be onrail shooting sections with some over powerful weapon.

Then again, CoD isn't known for realism and they might surprise me and completely change, add a lot to gameplay and greatly increase the campaign length.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:20:09 PM
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It's weird how some people want the Cold War back...

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slugga_status
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:57:49 PM
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I gotta be honest..that was the best CoD trailer I've seen since the 1st MW. I may actually get CoD this year..Although I thought we'd get more of a sequel to BO as I liked that story..but we shall see..

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sirbob6
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 3:26:13 PM
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Sigh, would it kill them to upgrade the graphics engine?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:47:04 PM

yes

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sirbob6
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:03:46 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if they have a pool running to see how long they can get away with using the same engine.

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Raze22
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:56:54 PM
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I got to give it to them. This one looks pretty badass... Also, give the whole engine/graphics thing a rest people. I think gaming has finally come to a point all of it is gorgeous! "Aesthetics" are essentially more important anyways. Time for the gaming industry to just focus more on gameplay.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 9:01:15 AM

Coffeya! Well said, how much better can the graphics get? I thought they looked good. Who knows, maybe if Naughty Dog did the next CoD it would look better? Maybe Treyarch doesn't quite understand the current gen of consoles? All I know is that I like what I see and I once again find myself playing the 6 month waiting game :( Cannot wait for this!

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 8:57:47 AM
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Amazing! D1P! Also, I hear Zombies is going to kick some serious a$$!!!

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