As promised, the new multiplayer trailer for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" has been revealed, giving gamers a glimpse at what's to come in the next installment of the wildly successful franchise.
The footage shows a different setting from the previous single-player trailers, which focus on the main campaign and the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles setting. While the previous trailer for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" emphasized the game's urban setting and plot lines and dialogue that will be incorporated into the game, the multiplayer clips give fans a different perspective.
The newest trailer opens cinematically with a soldier running head-on into combat. Players get a peek at the multiplayer maps, one of which seems to be situated in a desert surrounded by cliffs.
So what do players really get out of this new multiplayer trailer? A look at the technology and gadgets fans will get to play with.
It's in this footage that players begin to get a real feel for the types of weapons and technology that will be implemented in gameplay, one of the most impressive of which is showcased about 35 seconds into the trailer. A flat device rises into the air and opens up into a tri-fold panel, emitting a form of waves, slowing down gun fire and an approaching soldier.
As in previous trailers, viewers also see the quadrotor drones in combat and the chaotic Los Angeles landscape. There was also a tiny mech device shown in the gameplay clip, in addition to the other weapons and gadgets. After an aircraft nosedives into the battleground, the screen goes blank and text appears.
"The future is black," is displayed across the screen, acting a somewhat of a double entendre between the title of the game and the apocalyptic themes present throughout.
At the end of the trailer, there is an extra bit of gameplay footage with commentary similar to that of a sporting game, hinting that "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" could be getting some new multiplayer features. Perhaps the multiplayer mode will be promoted as a type of eSports game. Viewers can also see a new heads-up display and award designs throughout the trailer.
Earlier in the year, a lengthy list of rumored multiplayer details leaked online in the Activision and "Black Ops" forums. The list included everything from game modes to prestiges, map designs, kill streaks and weapons. It is unclear how credible this information is, but as the release date for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" draws near, Treyarch is sure to make more announcements.
The "Black Ops" sequel is set to debut Nov. 13 and will take place in the year 2025. But of course, players are still eagerly awaiting new details on the upcoming Zombie Mode, so we'll be sure to be on the lookout for that. In the meantime, check out the new trailer below to get a preview of what's to come.