As previously announced today, Call of Duty: Black Ops is official and is being developed by the Treyarch team. Game Trailers TV has revealed the first trailer for the game.
As you can see, there’s a lot of action going on in all different types of settings. This confirms what was said on the U.K. retailer Game site.
Call of Duty returns this November, but this is a Call of Duty like no other, this is Black Ops.
Now you will witness the birth of the Elite Special Forces and take part in off-the-record missions using unconventional weaponry to get the job done! From Cuba to the Arctic and the jungles of Vietnam, Call of Duty: Black Ops features stunning cinematic graphics and intense gameplay that puts you right at the heart of the action!
Call of Duty: Black Ops takes place Treyarch’s representation of the Cold War. As seen on the trailer and on the description on Games’ site. Players might partake in conflicts based on true events like in Cuba (alternative versions of the Bay of Pigs invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis), Vietnam (Vietnam War), South America (Operation Condor), USSR (infiltration mission), maybe Afghanistan (Soviet War in Afghanistan) and Arctic missions.
If Treyarch heads down this road, then it will be very interesting seeing how they connect all these events and characters together. However it is quite possible that Treyarch would throw away everything about the Cold War, and make their own Cold War. This would make it easier to create a coherent story and allow more creativity like in the Modern Warfare series.
Except for that here’s some things that you might have missed or somewhat overlooked in the fast paced trailer.
– In the torture scene, there’s a couple of times they focus on the set numbers 2010:03:2. Those numbers are probably not just random numbers, however the logical assumption is that those numbers either mean March 2, 2010 or Feb. 3, 2010, which would not make sense in both cases.
– On Kotaku, Luke Plunkett cleverly stated that the numbers are written to form a date in Japanese style. The scenes could be the interrogation of a enemy solider (probably Soviet or Vietnamese) on an American Base camp located in Japan.
– If you pause quickly on 21 seconds, you can see one of the characters running towards what we can assume to be a missile of some kind, or a rocket ship. Both would fit the time-line perfectly and the rocket ship theory can be backed by another scene in the trailer.
-In the trailer they show a small scene of someone in a altitude suit and a ship flying above the stratosphere. Lets hope there is something more than a space cutscene in this game unlike Modern Warfare 2.
– Like previous Treyarch games, gamers will probably be able to take control of vehicles again. The trailer shows a lot of helicopter action, which fits perfectly with the time frame, its highly possible that we will be able to pilot the helicopters.
– Also another unique Treyarch style are the bodies somewhat realistically being torn apart by gun fire and thrown around by explosions
– As shown in the trailer, interrogation and torture was something that was really focused on. It would be interesting if they go deeper into the psychological warfare of interrogation and torture, which was a factor that was big during the time period.
– If you look quickly at 17 seconds, you will see what looks like a M16 pop up as if it was a hologram. Quite odd for technology like in that time period.
Not only does this look like a great game, it also seems like the Treyarch team have stepped into Infinity Ward’s shoes and brought up the production value of their game. Hopefully this will be a complete step up from the decent Modern Warfare 2, with Treyarch’s unique styles that we have came to love.
Check back later for more updates and news about Call of Duty: Black Ops.