The Call of Duty franchise has become known for its critically-acclaimed, and fun multiplayer system. It’s one of the rare franchises where gamers will play the multiplayer first, before they even begin the game’s campaign story mode. That doesn’t mean the franchise’s campaigns aren’t entertaining and fun, as much as it’s clear that the reason most people even buy a new Call of Duty game nowadays is so they can play it online and against their friends.
While this system has been financially successful for the most part, the franchise has begun to receive more and more criticisms over the past few years from gamers and critics for being too much of the same thing every time. This has led to the developers coming up with new complex stories and game mechanics to try and spice up what some have called a tired franchise. Usually this means giving gamers more abilities as their characters, and creating new physics-defying mechanics to alter the way some people play the multiplayer and story modes.
Today though, Treyarch has released the first official story trailer for the next installment in the franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and it gives gamers some new info about the game’s characters and plot. Check it out below:
Narrated by whom we can assume is the game’s lead protagonist, the trailer shows gamers the dark and catastrophic future that the game presents, caused by the creation of super soldiers gone rogue. However, unlike the past Call of Duty games and most of the “ultimate soldier gone wrong” stories, the super soldiers are not being created by improving their strength or weapons (although that happens too we can assume), but by improving the soldiers’ minds. How this affects the game’s story and gameplay will have to wait to be seen, but this could help to give the game a new psychological aspect we haven’t seen from the franchise yet, depending on if the developers take advantage of that opportunity or not.
The trailer of course features glimpses at some of the cinematic action sequences that the Call of Duty games have become known for too, and some new footage at the game’s presumed main antagonist, played by actor Christopher Meloni. Considering Activision’s recent announcement that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will only include the multiplayer mode though, it’ll be interesting to see how Activision plans on handling their campaigns and story modes moving forward. Will the franchise literally become only a way for gamers to experience the newest Call of Duty multiplayer systems, without even a story? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to be released on November 6th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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