As has become tradition over the course of the past several Call of Duty games, Black Ops III's latest trailer is a live-action romp boasting a handful of celebrities and a simple message, “There's a soldier in all of us.”
Appropriately set to the tune of “Paint it Black,” the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer features actor Michael B. Jordan narrating the legendary tale of Michael, an average guy in the real world who, when playing Call of Duty, is an unstoppable force. Also making an appearance are model Cara Delevingne and football player Marshawn Lynch. Enjoy:
Directed by Wayne McClammy, this latest Black Ops III trailer does a good job of not only showing off some of the new mechanics in the game like the wall-runs, thrust jumps and power slides, but also the fact that you will be the one doing these insane stunts while taking out enemies aplenty.
Michael B. Jordan does a great job of narrating the affair, making Michael seem like a legend of the battlefield as the guy awkwardly (yet somehow still gracefully) rolls through his enemies like a gun-toting robot ninja. Michael is so confident at one point that he takes a break to eat a sandwich from behind cover while the enemy closes in. I'm also thinking that moment where Marshawn Lynch talks about going into beast mode was a friendly jab at the Gears series, as his attire doesn't seem to fit the Call of Duty universe. I could, of course, be reading way too far into things, though.
As you may recall, Black Ops III is nearly upon us, launching in just a few short days on Nov. 6. While the last-gen versions of the game (obviously) won't look as nice and will actually be minus a campaign mode, the upshot is that Amazon is apparently offering midnight deliveries of the game, just so folks can dive in as soon as humanly possible.
The holiday season is always a crowded one for video games, but I doubt Call of Duty: Black Ops III will have trouble flying off the shelves. It'll be interesting to see how things shake out, though. Games like Destiny may have wooed away some COD at this point and, with Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront launching this month, it'll be interesting to see if Black Ops III is still the king of the shooter hill.
We are, of course, interested to hear how our readers are feeling. Do you plan on picking up Black Ops III or are you holding out for something else? Let us know in the comments below.