Posted on November 13, 2012 AT 08:58am
Well the wait is finally over and Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is officially in stores across the globe. The highly anticipated sequel to the best selling Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console game in history is here. The franchise is going to new heights propelling players into a world of advanced weaponry and technology in the year 2025. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 has shattered pre-order records of Modern Warfare 3 and looks to bring in a new era for Call Of Duty fans worldwide with a host of new innovations. Along with this release, Black Ops II is giving games Call Of Duty Elite services for free, providing deep rooted features, including Clan Operations, Zombies Leaderboards and more.
Activision held there own celebration overnight as eager fans lined-up across the world to get their hands on the game.
“From the very beginning, our goal with Call of Duty: Black Ops II was to deliver a new high watermark for the franchise. And thanks to the hard work and creative brilliance of our team at Treyarch, I think that’s exactly what we’ve done,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). “In addition to an amazing and innovative game, we’re also proud and humbled to see the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIcreating yet another legitimate, pop cultural phenomenon. To our millions of fans worldwide, who have driven everything from pre-orders to YouTube views, to midnight lines outside of stores worldwide to new levels, we just want to say, thank you. You are the best fan base in the world, and the unprecedented thrill ride that is Call of Duty: Black Ops II is all for you.”
“From day one, we’ve pushed ourselves to make the best gaming experience of our lives and I am so incredibly proud with what this team has created with Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “Our vision has been to deliver the complete package – something for every type of player. Beginning with the single player campaign, Treyarch introduces things that you’ve never seen in the Call of Duty franchise before, like branching storylines, non-–linear missions and customizing player load outs; or multiplayer, where we’ve re–written the rules with an all–new ‘Pick 10’ Create–A–Class, Score Streaks, and entire suite of eSports competitive features like CODcasting, Live Streaming and League Play that further makes Call of Duty a spectator sport; all the way to our biggest Zombies experience yet, which has three modes of play by itself – it’s been an absolutely amazing experience developing Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and now we can’t wait to play it with our fans.“
Call of Duty: Black Ops to delivers an epic scale that rivals Hollywood blockbusters and features an incredible music score to back that claim up. The game picks up where the Black Ops Cold era tale let off and goes explosively to a campaign that takes gamers to the year 2025 against the most sinister villian in Call Of Duty lore. The game packs branching storylines and non-lnear missions known as Strike Force levels, which provide a sandbox style gameplay experience. This allows players to actually effect the outcome of the game which is a first in Call Of Duty games.
From the beginning, we had a shared vision to rewrite the rules of storytelling in the Call of Duty franchise and deliver a truly innovative experience for players,” said Call of Duty: Black Ops II Director and Co-Writer, Dave Anthony.
Multiplayer is definitely very awarding to this franchise. Despite the frustrations of its fans and other gamers alike the system has delivered a package of innovations and continues in Black Ops II. With an all new Create-a-Class system, new Score Streaks System, and moree Black Ops II looks to up the anti in Call of Duty multiplayer.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 brings in new features alongside with its historical live stream ability to YouTube to tempt gamers like never before. Add in the usual you expect from the series with DLC content, Multiplayer Events, Call Of Duty: Elite services and you got an experience that will entertain gamers for days upon days.
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