The biggest multiplatform game of the year has officially launched. Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 has officially launched and it brings with all new features, including the new Zombie Leaderboards, Live-Streaming support and the Season Pass for brand new and recycled maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc., commented in the press release about the launch of the game, saying...
“From the very beginning, our goal with Call of Duty: Black Ops II was to deliver a new high watermark for the franchise. And thanks to the hard work and creative brilliance of our team at Treyarch, I think that's exactly what we've done," …
Lots of windbagging going on there.
Anyway, the game has become a cultural phenomenon and is expected to set records once again, as millions and millions and millions of casuals pickup a copy of Black Ops II to experience the 60 frames-per-second multiplayer and blink-and-it's-over campaign, featuring all sorts of reality-TV quality Hollywood cliches, pointless Michael Bay-sized explosions and over-the-top, non-interactive set pieces designed to bedazzle and amaze gamers who like watching instead of playing.
What's more is that the game sports a new Create-A-Class and Score-Streaks, aimed to give unsuspecting gamers a brand new experience that slightly improves on what was already established in the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Activision has also gone over and beyond to provide the most recognizable celebrity names to their marketing campaign to ensure that they have the widest demographic reach possible, including pinning down the likes of Trent Reznor to compose the theme for the game and hiring the likes of Robert Downey Jr., to make cameos in an infectious live-action TV spot.
If you're easily swayed by brand saturation and flash-in-the-pan marketing tricks, you'll love Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The easy-breezy campaign and never-ending multiplayer should provides tons of fun.
You can pick up a copy of the game right now for $59.99 and you can look for the Wii U version to launch with the system next week.