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'''''Call of Duty: Black Ops'''''<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.callofduty.com/blackops/|title=Call of Duty: Black Ops Home |publisher=[[Activision]]|accessdate=2010-04-30}}</ref> is an upcoming [[2010 in video gaming|2010]] [[first-person shooter]] [[video game]]<ref name="Press">{{cite web |url=http://kotaku.com/5528033/new-treyarch-developed-call-of-duty-hits-may-14th-with-likely-modern-setting |title=New Treyarch Developed Call of Duty Hits may 24 With Likely Modern Setting |author=Brian Crecente |date=April 30, 2010 |work= |publisher=[[Kotaku]] |accessdate=April 28, 2010}}</ref> developed by [[Treyarch]] and published by [[Activision]] for release on November 9, 2010.<ref name="SiteRevealed">{{cite web |url=http://kotaku.com/5527932/next-call-of-duty-game-named-and-its-not-vietnam |title=Next Call Of Duty Game Named, And It's Not Vietnam |author=Luke Plunkett |date=April 30, 2010 |work= |publisher=[[Kotaku]] |accessdate=April 28, 2010}}</ref> Officially announced on April 30, 2010, the game is the seventh installment of the [[Call of Duty|''Call of Duty'' series]] and the fourth game in the series to be developed by Treyarch after ''[[Call of Duty 2: Big Red One]]'', ''[[Call of Duty 3]]'', and ''[[Call of Duty: World at War]]''. It was initially only available for pre-order on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3; however, Activison has since confirmed that it will also be released for the [[Wii|Nintendo Wii]].<ref name="Wii confirmed">{{cite web |url=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/cod-black-ops-for-wii-confirmed |title=COD: Black Ops for Wii confirmed |author=Oli Welsh |date=May 13, 2010 |work= |publisher=[[Eurogamer]] |accessdate=May 13, 2010}}</ref> In [[Japan]], this game will be published and distributed by [[Square-Enix]] like its predecessor's Japanese release.
 
'''''Call of Duty: Black Ops'''''<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.callofduty.com/blackops/|title=Call of Duty: Black Ops Home |publisher=[[Activision]]|accessdate=2010-04-30}}</ref> is an upcoming [[2010 in video gaming|2010]] [[first-person shooter]] [[video game]]<ref name="Press">{{cite web |url=http://kotaku.com/5528033/new-treyarch-developed-call-of-duty-hits-may-14th-with-likely-modern-setting |title=New Treyarch Developed Call of Duty Hits may 24 With Likely Modern Setting |author=Brian Crecente |date=April 30, 2010 |work= |publisher=[[Kotaku]] |accessdate=April 28, 2010}}</ref> developed by [[Treyarch]] and published by [[Activision]] for release on November 9, 2010.<ref name="SiteRevealed">{{cite web |url=http://kotaku.com/5527932/next-call-of-duty-game-named-and-its-not-vietnam |title=Next Call Of Duty Game Named, And It's Not Vietnam |author=Luke Plunkett |date=April 30, 2010 |work= |publisher=[[Kotaku]] |accessdate=April 28, 2010}}</ref> Officially announced on April 30, 2010, the game is the seventh installment of the [[Call of Duty|''Call of Duty'' series]] and the fourth game in the series to be developed by Treyarch after ''[[Call of Duty 2: Big Red One]]'', ''[[Call of Duty 3]]'', and ''[[Call of Duty: World at War]]''. It was initially only available for pre-order on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3; however, Activison has since confirmed that it will also be released for the [[Wii|Nintendo Wii]].<ref name="Wii confirmed">{{cite web |url=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/cod-black-ops-for-wii-confirmed |title=COD: Black Ops for Wii confirmed |author=Oli Welsh |date=May 13, 2010 |work= |publisher=[[Eurogamer]] |accessdate=May 13, 2010}}</ref> In [[Japan]], this game will be published and distributed by [[Square-Enix]] like its predecessor's Japanese release.
   
== Gameplay ==
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The game features new equipment for the series, such as a scoped [[crossbow]] with different kinds of ammunition (e.g., explosive) as well as [[Dragon's Breath]] rounds for [[shotgun]]s. During the campaign, the player will pilot aircraft: an [[SR-71 Blackbird]] and a [[Mil Mi-24|Hind helicopter]] have been confirmed.<ref name="firstimpression"/><ref name="OXM0610">{{cite journal |author=Ryan McCaffrey and Ryan King |year=2010 |month=June |title= |journal=Xbox 360 The Official Xbox Magazine |publisher= |volume= |issue=60 |pages= |url= |doi= |pmid= |pmc= }}</ref><ref name="G4TV">{{cite web |url=http://g4tv.com/videos/46129/Pre-E3-2010-Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-Developer-Interview/ |title=Pre-E3 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops Developer Interview |date=May 28, 2010 |publisher=[[G4 (TV channel)]] |accessdate=June 08, 2010}}</ref> The dismemberment feature, showcased only in ''Call of Duty: World at War'', can be seen in the teaser trailer.
 
The game features new equipment for the series, such as a scoped [[crossbow]] with different kinds of ammunition (e.g., explosive) as well as [[Dragon's Breath]] rounds for [[shotgun]]s. During the campaign, the player will pilot aircraft: an [[SR-71 Blackbird]] and a [[Mil Mi-24|Hind helicopter]] have been confirmed.<ref name="firstimpression"/><ref name="OXM0610">{{cite journal |author=Ryan McCaffrey and Ryan King |year=2010 |month=June |title= |journal=Xbox 360 The Official Xbox Magazine |publisher= |volume= |issue=60 |pages= |url= |doi= |pmid= |pmc= }}</ref><ref name="G4TV">{{cite web |url=http://g4tv.com/videos/46129/Pre-E3-2010-Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-Developer-Interview/ |title=Pre-E3 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops Developer Interview |date=May 28, 2010 |publisher=[[G4 (TV channel)]] |accessdate=June 08, 2010}}</ref> The dismemberment feature, showcased only in ''Call of Duty: World at War'', can be seen in the teaser trailer.
   

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Call of Duty: Black Ops
CoD Black Ops cover.png
North American box art
Developer(s) Treyarch
Publisher(s) Activision
Square Enix (Japanese release)[1]
Designer(s) Mark Lamia (studio head), David Vonderhaar (multiplayer design director)
Series Call of Duty
Engine IW engine (improved from World at War)[2]
Platform(s)

Main version: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii

Separate version: Nintendo DS[3]
Release November 9, 2010[4]
Genre(s) First-person shooter[5]
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, co-op[6]

Call of Duty: Black Ops[7] is an upcoming 2010 first-person shooter video game[5] developed by Treyarch and published by Activision for release on November 9, 2010.[4] Officially announced on April 30, 2010, the game is the seventh installment of the Call of Duty series and the fourth game in the series to be developed by Treyarch after Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3, and Call of Duty: World at War. It was initially only available for pre-order on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3; however, Activison has since confirmed that it will also be released for the Nintendo Wii.[8] In Japan, this game will be published and distributed by Square-Enix like its predecessor's Japanese release.

Gangbang

The game features new equipment for the series, such as a scoped crossbow with different kinds of ammunition (e.g., explosive) as well as Dragon's Breath rounds for shotguns. During the campaign, the player will pilot aircraft: an SR-71 Blackbird and a Hind helicopter have been confirmed.[9][10][11] The dismemberment feature, showcased only in Call of Duty: World at War, can be seen in the teaser trailer.

File:Blackops-crossbow.png
No-HUD gameplay: the player is using a crossbow.

In multiplayer modes, vehicles will return but with a different handling to that in World at War.[10] Some PC specific features that were taken away from Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 will come back, such as lean[12] and dedicated servers.[13] "Create-a-Class 2.0" will allow enhanced customization with appearance items as well as the usual perks.[10]

There will be a distinct four-player online co-op mode.[14]

Setting

Call of Duty: Black Ops is set during the Cold War.[15] Players take the role of black ops operators involved in missions behind enemy lines, taking place in various locations such as the Ural Mountains and Vietnam.

As SOG operators, playable characters will have much more significant roles on the battlefield than their previous counterparts who were often the common soldiers. In this way, the player's characters will have their own traits such as voices (during in-game sequences) and shadows.[16]

Black Ops is a sequel to World at War as one of its main characters Reznov (the sergeant during the Russian campaign) is returning.[16]

Development

In May 2009, publisher Activision was rumored to be looking for licensing regarding Vietnam War-era music which led to speculation that Call of Duty 7 would be set in Vietnam.[17] Still in May 2009, Treyarch employee David Kim revealed on his LinkedIn profile that he will work as a senior animator on Call of Duty 7.[18] In November 2009, only a few days before Modern Warfare 2's release, Activision officially announced a new Call of Duty title for 2010 through their third quarter financial call.[19] In February 2010, a casting call for Call of Duty 7 led to speculation that the game would be taking place during the Cold War-era with some battles taking place in South Vietnam.[20] On April 30, 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops was officially announced.[4]

Mocap actor Jeremy Dunn acting for Call of Duty: Black Ops, using the full performance capture technology.

Treyarch is working only on the game and nothing else currently, unlike past practice. However, it has different teams, each working on separate game modes.[21] Treyarch is using a motion capture technology similar to the one used in James Cameron's Avatar film, which allows accurate facial expressions, capturing the whole performance of the actor.[6] The studio also consulted special forces veterans from both belligerents of the Cold War: Major John Plaster (US Army-Ret.) who served in the MACV-SOG during the Vietnam War, and former Soviet special forces operative Sonny Puzikas.[15]

Marketing

Call of Duty: Black Ops was first officially unveiled when the website for the game went live on April 30, 2010[4] prior to the release of its debut teaser trailer on GameTrailers TV Episode 310.[22] Along with the site, a blog was also uploaded which contained an official announcement of the game by Treyarch which was dated April 29, 2010, a day prior to the game's unveiling.[23] In early April 2010, an unmarked envelope was sent to various gaming news publications as well as high profile Call of Duty fans via mail. It contained an USB flash drive with sound and text files. These files were codes to be decrypted, only to find a mysterious teaser site for an unknown game. Other codes were updated periodically. Much evidence proving that the site is related to Call of Duty: Black Ops and Treyarch were found as the codes got decrypted.[24] The game has been first covered on the Internet by USA Today.[6][9][15]

Similarly to Modern Warfare 2's marketing, the first full-length trailer of Call of Duty: Black Ops was aired after the 3rd Quarter on ESPN during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on May 18, 2010.[25] During E3 2010, studio head Mark Lamia opened the Microsoft conference by playing Black Ops on stage.[26] It was also announced that the timed Xbox 360 exclusivity for additional content of Call of Duty titles, which began with Modern Warfare 2, extends until 2012.[27] A remixed version of the ESPN trailer with Eminem's "Won't Back Down" was released on June 14,[28] prior to the E3 Activision conference for which he also performed.[29]

References

  1. ^ Anoop Gantayat (June 15, 2010). "Square Enix Confirms Call of Duty Black Ops For Japan". Andriasang. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "E3 2010: First Details Interview Part 2 HD". GameTrailers. May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ Official forums of Call of Duty: Black Ops
  4. ^ a b c d Luke Plunkett (April 30, 2010). "Next Call Of Duty Game Named, And It's Not Vietnam". Kotaku. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Brian Crecente (April 30, 2010). "New Treyarch Developed Call of Duty Hits may 24 With Likely Modern Setting". Kotaku. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Mike Snider (May 10, 2010). "First look: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' swoops into action". USA Today. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Call of Duty: Black Ops Home". Activision. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  8. ^ Oli Welsh (May 13, 2010). "COD: Black Ops for Wii confirmed". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Brett Molina (May 10, 2010). "First impressions: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops'". USA Today. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c Ryan McCaffrey and Ryan King (2010). Xbox 360 The Official Xbox Magazine (60).  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Pre-E3 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops Developer Interview". G4 (TV channel). May 28, 2010. Retrieved June 08, 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "COD7 Hands-On Summary". The Video Game Tester. May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "Black Ops to have Dedicated Servers". www.cod7blackops.com/. May 14, 2010. Retrieved June 08, 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "Call of Duty: Black Ops has four-player online co-op". GamerZines. May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ a b c Mike Snider (May 10, 2010). "More on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' with Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia". USA Today. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ a b Steve Farrelly (May 29, 2010). "Call of Duty: Black Ops Interview". AusGamers.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ Owen Good (May 3, 2009). "Rumor: Call of Duty Moving on to Vietnam?". Kotaku. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  18. ^ Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor (May 13, 2009). "Call of Duty 7 Under Development at Treyarch". Shacknews. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  19. ^ Jim Reilly (November 5, 2009). "Activision: New Call of Duty, Guitar Hero in 2010". IGN. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  20. ^ Luke Plunkett (February 17, 2010). "Rumor: Next Call Of Duty Is A Cold War Cold Game". Kotaku. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  21. ^ James Orry (May 7, 2010). "Kotick: CoD Black Ops will 'surprise' fans". videogame.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  22. ^ "GameTrailers TV, Episode 310 Promo". GameTrailers. April 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  23. ^ Treyarch Staff (April 29, 2010). "Call of Duty: Black Ops Announced!". Activision. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  24. ^ "GKNOVA6". Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  25. ^ JD_2020 (Josh Olin) (May 14, 2010). "Here's the promo ESPN is running in preparation for May 18th's full #CODBlackOps Reveal Trailer! http://bit.ly/bTTVXM". Twitter. Retrieved May 15, 2010.  External link in |title= (help)
  26. ^ "E3 2010: Microsoft Press Conference Gameplay (Stream) HD". GameTrailers. June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 
  27. ^ "More on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' with Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia". Activision Blizzard. June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 
  28. ^ CALLOFDUTY (June 14, 2010). "Call of Duty: Black Ops Remix - Eminem "Won't Back Down"". YouTube. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  29. ^ Mike Fahey (June 16, 2010). "Activision's Night Of Far Too Many Stars". Game Stooge. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 

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