Almost since the moment that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was released last November, people were ramping up their anticipation for what the 2015 entry in the powerhouse annualized first-person shooter franchise would be. Developed by Treyarch, would it be a continuation of their previous stories? Would they be creating a new story to start building on? What exactly do they have up their sleeve. In a recently released teaser, they laid at least some of that speculation to rest by confirming the title of the next game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
See the teaser below.
Building on the widespread success of the 2010 and 2012 Call of Duty entries — the first two Black Ops games — the teaser seems to indicate that this year’s game will be thematically tied to the previous games by making direct reference to certain plot elements of the previous Black Ops games. 2010’s Black Ops followed the career of Alex Mason (played by Sam Worthington). Mason, who participated in some of the most defining conflicts of the Cold War and in Vietnam, was hot on the trail of a Nazi-turned-Soviet scientist, who helps to create a powerful chemical weapon. It was one of the best-reviewed games of 2010, and the story even allowed the player to interact with important figures in 1960s political history such as Cuban president Fidel Castro, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and even President John F. Kennedy.
Black Ops II, released in 2012, continues the story of Alex Mason into the 1980s, and also jumps into the future in the year 2025 to focus on the exploits of his son, David. As you learn of the rise of a new enemy in the sections featuring Alex, it’s up to David to put a stop to him in the future, after he makes clear his intentions to lock the United States and China into a new cold war.
Because the second game in this sub-series took a hybrid approach as far as the plot’s eras are concerned, it’s hard to try and figure out what they might do next. Could we see an untold adventure of Alex Mason from before or during the Cold War? Will we pick up after the events of Black Ops II and follow David even further into the future? Will we perhaps see a previously unexplored era like World War II or the Korean War explored in some fashion? It’s hard to say for sure, but given Treyarch’s track record, there are certainly a lot of possibilities for the story to go into.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released this November. For more details on the game as they develop, keep it locked on GeekNation!
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