It’s tough to step away from the gaming console, but in two days, on May 1st, you’re going to want to turn on your television set. Tune into TNT during the basketball playoffs, and get ready to see the official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Reveal! We’re just two days away from being able to confirm and deny some of the many rumors about the next Black Ops game from Treyarch and Activision!
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is not just a highly anticipated game because it’s this year’s COD title—it’s also highly anticipated because it’s the follow up to what many gamers consider to have been the best COD title ever—the original Black Ops game. The first Black Ops game was previously the only game developed by Treyarch which was created across a two year time period. Black Ops II is the second one to be given this nice, long development cycle. Treyarch games are no longer just fillers during Infinity Ward’s extra development seasons—they are something to look forward to with anticipation.
There were a lot of reasons Black Ops was such a popular title. The game’s single-player campaign was compelling and the multiplayer modes shined. And, of course, Black Ops had zombies—and a mission on the moon! While the zombies and the moon weren’t included with any particular seriousness, ironically they showed us what Treyarch was really capable of and helped the development company to overcome that whole B-team reputation. Will we be seeing the zombies return to the next game? What new multiplayer modes and perks are going to take our combat to a new level? Will the game take place after the original Black Ops game or further into our own future? We won’t learn answers to all of these questions until November 13th, but a few answers are sure to come during the reveal on May 1st!