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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is bringing back the beloved multiplayer map Nuketown from past Call of Duty games. A new trailer from Activision shows how this arena has been updated for Black Ops 3.
The new Nuketown, called "NUK3TOWN," is an model suburb just like past incarnations. However, it now has a more futuristic look to fit Black Ops 3's era. Humanoid dummies that look like the robots from Talos Principle are placed throughout the fake town to confuse players or at least give them something else to blow up. In an added twist, the town seems to be virtual. You can see little pixels floating above certain buildings.
Activision says that the map is also designed to accommodate the new cybernetic enhancements at player's disposal. Here's their official description of "NUK3TOWN":
Set in 2065, this fan favorite map from Black Ops has returned in a big way. Nuk3town has been re-designed from the ground up to highlight Treyarch’s new momentum-based, chained-movement system, allowing players to battle in this adrenaline-charged multiplayer map. Players will experience a new take on this classic run-and-gun, close-quarters map. Escape a harsh reality and enjoy this virtual neighborhood of the future.
The decorations in the map include a virtual scoreboard so you can see how your team is doing. There's also a shuffleboard court for hilarious kill shots:
"Nuketown" was initially introduced in the first Black Ops game. That initial version was a model suburb created to demonstrate the effects of a nuclear blast. Black Ops 2 followed up on that idea with "Nuketown 2025," a retro-futuristic town. That game also had "Nuketown Zombies," a zombie co-op map in which the remains of the original town have been overrun by undead soldiers.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch on November 6th worldwide. Anyone who pre-orders the PS4, Xbox One or PC version will get "NUK3TOWN" for free. The map won't be available on the PS3 or Xbox 360 versions, which also won't have the campaign.