Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Even space isn’t safe in Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay launch trailer

In anticipation of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ release early next month, Activision has released a new gameplay launch trailer. (Note: there’s a surprising amount of Eminem.) In Ghosts, players follow a squad of soldiers who are on the front lines in a war against an ascending superpower as America struggles to recover from recent attacks.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 officially announced for nearly everything

Activision has officially announced the upcoming game tie-in for Marvel’s upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Revealed at this year’s Comic-Con, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being developed by Beenox and will be available for 360, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One. As with its predecessor, the game will be a third-person action-adventure title that allows players to venture around New York City as they stop muggers, bank robbers, and villains of the super sort. The events will be different from those in the film, and Peter Parker will be given a larger role as Spider-Man faces a new Hero or Menace system that alters the city depending on how much crime he stops.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer details cross-platform Clans, Clan Wars

Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts revealing Clans and Clan Wars. Clans is a feature for multiplayer that allows players to group together to battle through unique playlists for special unlocks and is tied to an app to alter info and set up games. It will also be cross-platform compatible, with the exception of Nintendo’s systems, a first for the series. Clan Wars is a downloadable game that pits clans against one another to secure battlefield locations to unlock bonus items and gain additional experience.

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Squads introduced in new Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer

Activision has released a new trailer showcasing squads, teammate AI that will allow players to take part in new modes with customized squadmates. Players will be able to engage in other players and their squads competitively or team up to battle alongside one another against computer-controlled squads. Squads gain experience and level up, unlocking more options for greater customization, while the player’s experience counts towards multiplayer progress.

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Destiny trailer and screens released, pre-order beta access detailed

As mentioned yesterday, Activision has released a new trailer, along with a new batch of screenshots, from Bungie’s Destiny. The trailer, titled The Moon, showcases one of the game’s locations as well as one of the four enemy races, the Hive. It was also revealed that gamers who pre-order at a participating retailer will be able to take part in an upcoming beta before the general public. The beta is scheduled to begin early next year for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One and will feature “a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game.”

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Official box art revealed for Bungie’s Destiny

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Activision has released the official box art for Bungie’s upcoming single- and multiplayer hybrid shooter Destiny. A new trailer is scheduled to launch tomorrow, so check back to see more in-game action.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse now available for PC, PS3

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It’s that time, PC and PS3 Call of Duty fans: the Black Ops II Season Pass has come to an end. The last drop, Apocalypse, has launched on PSN and Steam. The finale includes four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mode, Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins transports Zombies players to a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France where they will fight alongside four old comrades (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen).

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Space shootouts and more in Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign trailer

A new single-player campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts has been released by Activision. The nearly three-minute video begins with a gunfight … in space. It looks as though Infinity Ward is on track to top Modern Warfare 3’s campaign, which was ridiculously over the top with global carnage and a rather nice near-future invasion of Normandy. As someone who plays the campaign: thumbs up.

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Call of Duty storms App Store with Call of Duty: Strike Team

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iOS received its Call of Duty debut today with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team. The latest from developer The Blast Furnace is the first mobile entry for the series, and it’s also the first to prominently feature a focus on shifting perspectives. Players are tasked with commanding a squad of up to four Strike Team members, customizing their skills and gear, in hot spots around the globe. A third-person perspective allows commanders to get a better view of the battlefield, while a first-person view offers a ground-level view of the action. Strike Team includes a story-driven, single-player campaign, Survival Mode, and leaderboard support.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse to go live Sept. 26 for PC, PS3

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass is set to come to an end soon for PC and PS3 gamers with the announcement that Apocalypse, the last drop, will launch on September 26. Apocalypse will include four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mode, Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins transports Zombies players to a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France where they will fight alongside four old comrades (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen).

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