Following the recent announcement that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the upcoming Call of Duty title would lack certain features, mostly notably the single player campaign mode, Activision and Treyarch have unleashed the Call of Duty: Black Ops III story trailer. The trailer, which features the vocal talents of Christopher Meloni, seen on “Law and Order: SVU” and recently “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”, and Ben Browder of “Farscape” fame, reveals a bleak future where man (or woman!) has fused with machine to create a new breed of super soldier through cybernetics and biotechnology.
In the new four player co-op mode, players assume the role of one of these Black Ops soldiers, interconnected through the power of Direct Neural Interface (DNI) Technology. The new momentum-based, chained movement system allows for more fluid movement through the game’s environments, constant control over weapons, and a completely redefined multiplayer experience. Additionally, Call of Duty Black Ops III introduces new weapons customization options, as well as a Specialist System, which allows players to select and rank up to nine Black Ops soldiers, each with their own unique look, personality, history and arsenal of abilities and weaponry.
And of course, it would not be a Call of Duty game without zombies, and the upcoming title promises to deliver. In a campaign entitled “Shadows of Evil”, players will navigate a 1940s film noir setting, whilst enjoying the vocal stylings of Jeff Goldblum, Ron Perlman, Heather Graham, Robert Picardo, and Neal McDonough.
You had me at Jeff Goldblum.
Call of Duty Black Ops: III will be released on November 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can preorder your copy here.