The official announcement trailer for Black Ops 2 is here, confirming that the game most certainly NOT be set in the 1960’s. Futuristic soldiers, weaponry, and American cities are the new star of the show, promising a new direction for the previously Cold War era series.
Taking into account, most of the images and brief story details leaked ahead of time, this was actually a completely predictable twist. Why developer Treyarch would abandon the Cold War era in favor of modernized combat, the trailer makes one thing perfectly clear: the feud between American and Russia never ended. The Cold War has picked up where it left off, plunging players into a new future of unparalleled conflict, where the weapons and technology designed to protect America have been hijacked.
Take a look for yourself with the official announcement trailer for Black Ops 2:
What is clear is that fans have seemingly had their most beloved character returned to them. After early hints were leaked that Sgt. Frank Woods had in fact survived the events of the original game, he has returned to narrate, and set the stage for this new and unimaginable conflict.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II releases November 13, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.