About Call of Duty Black Ops II
Call of Duty Black Ops II is a first person shooter with a storyline that switches between the recent past and near future. The storyline set in the past takes places in the 1970s to 80s and puts players in the role of Alex Mason, the hero from Call of Duty Black Ops, as he fights in more Cold War conflicts. The portion of the Call of Duty Black Ops II story that takes place in 2025 will feature Alex Mason's son David as the main hero who fights in a new Cold War between China and the United States.
While the game have two different timelines, the one set in the year 2025 makes Call of Duty Black Ops II the first game in the Call of Duty series to have a futuristic setting that includes advanced "sci-fi" style weaponry such as robotics and cyberwarfare. Black Ops II will also include a non-linear approach to the single player campaign where certain missions, called Strike Force Missions, and the actions that players take during those missions will branch the storyline and impact the overall outcome of the story. These Strike Force missions are only included in the storyline set in 2025 and choices made in them are permanent with in the single player campaign, meaning in order to change, you would need to begin a new campaign altogether.
Keeping with tradition of the previous Call of Duty titles developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty Black Ops II will include the extremely popular Zombies mode. This time around Zombies will have its own campaign as well as an expanded 8 player co-op multiplayer mode. This marks the first time that Call of Duty Zombies mode has included its own campaign within the full release. Call of Duty Black Ops did have a multiplayer style campaign called Call of the Dead but that was released separately in one of the DLC packs. More details on this portion of the game can be found on the Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombies page.
Release Dates World Wide: Nov 13, 2012
RatingsESRB Rating: M for Mature
PEGI Rating: 18
ACB Rating: MA 15+