Another year, another Call of Duty. Whether you find the first-person shooters fun or not, it’s hard to deny that they all feel very similar, and while that’s a good thing in some ways, it can make things feel repetitive after a while. However, Treyarch has made it clear that they’re looking to switch things up a bit with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and if the multiplayer reveal trailer is anything to go by, it looks like they may have succeeded.
As is expected with a Call of Duty game, the general gameplay looks similar to what was seen in previous titles, namely Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops. However, the above trailer shows off many interesting new features: turrets that stun enemies rather than kill them, throwable EMP devices that stick to surfaces (A new replacement for throwing knives?), and controllable quadrotors that allow users to track and gun down foes, to name a few. The futuristic setting that Treyarch is utilizing allows for tons of new equipment and weapons, and it seems that they are taking full advantage of this.
With more multiplayer details set to be revealed in the near future, and the fan-favorite Zombies mode still almost completely under wraps, it would seem that Activision and Treyarch still have plenty of new features left to show of Call of Duty: Black Ops II leading up to its release on November 13 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.