Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Black Ops III now available for console, PC

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Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III has launched online and in stores. Set 50 years into the future, soldiers are heavily altered by bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements, allowing them to utilize the entry’s signature addition, a new momentum-based movement system. The campaign, as with all modes, is playable online, and up to four players will be able to go through the story together. Multiplayer also features a Specialist system, with players choosing from nine different soldiers who have their own set of unique customization unlocks. Weapon customization has also been given a bump via Gunsmith, allowing for custom paint jobs access to a more advanced emblem editor. eSport features have been implemented, such as Theater, as has a new loot system, the Black Market. Lastly, Zombies returns with Shadows of Evil, a new campaign featuring four strangers making their way through a noir-film-inspired world, and Zombies also return in the main campaign once players finish the game.

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Meet Kevin in new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Over the weekend, Activision released a new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Seize Glory features Michael B. Jordan introducing and Marshawn Lynch awing at Kevin, the everyday player who is utilizing some of the new maneuvers and skills to navigate around and take down zombies and mechs. The trailer was directed by Wayne McClammy.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer released for Nuk3town Bonus Map

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Treyarch has released a new trailer for the Nuk3town Bonus Map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Black Ops map returns redesigned for 2065, with structures laid out to support the new momentum-based, chained-movement system. Nuk3town is a pre-order bonus for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer previews CE bonus map The Giant

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Activision is following up yesterday’s launch gameplay trailer with a new video to showcase The Giant bonus map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The map, available in Zombies, will be included with all Collector’s Editions and pick up the story where Origins ended with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richthofen battling through Der Riese. The map features hellhounds, teleporters, and a Pack-a-Punch machine for upgrading weapons. For more Black Ops III, head over to the game’s official Youtube channel where the Friday live stream is set to kick off in a few minutes (2 p.m. CST).

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III launch gameplay trailer released

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Activision has released a launch gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The video gives an overview of the core three modes, with the campaign sending players across the globe to track down their squadmates in the midst of a new Cold War, multiplayer adding a new momentum-based chained movement system, and Zombies returning as the noir-inspired Shadows of Evil. The campaign can be completed solo or with friends, who can be connected to at any time. Multiplayer also introduces the Specialist system that allows players to progress up to nine characters through a challenge-based system.

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Prologue released from Black Ops III – Zombies ‘Shadows of Evil’

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The prologue has been released from Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode, Shadows of Evil. The latest chapter introduces four new characters, played by Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman. The squad must battle their way through an expansive noir-styled world brimming with undead to uncover the truth behind a mysterious stranger who is offering them redemption.

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New Specialist, map revealed in live-stream video of Black Ops III

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Treyarch has released an archive video of their first Black Fridays live-stream event for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The inaugural stream revealed the ninth Specialist, Firebreak, and a new multiplayer map, Redwood. In addition to the archive, a handful of screenshots were also released to show Redwood in greater detail. Everything is available below to check out.

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PlayStation 4 getting price drop to $349.99 on Oct. 9, bundles detailed

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be getting a price drop of $50 to $349.99 as of October 9. Additionally, several bundles were also updated for the new price, including the Nathan Drake Collection Bundle with a 500 GB unit for $349.99 and a Canada-only NHL 16 Bundle with a 500 GB unit for $429.99. Only one system will come packed with the new 1 TB hard drive. The full list of bundles that will be on offer throughout the holiday seasons is available below.

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Near-future Earth is looking pretty bleak in new Black Ops III trailer

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Players can get a look at what’s shaping up to be a pretty wild campaign in a new story trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. As with the previous entries, there is a heavy sci-fi influence, what with the cybernetic augmentations, but a flash of anachronistic weaponry adds an intriguing twist.

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Activision to boost eSports presence with Call of Duty World League

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Activision has created a global eSports league for Call of Duty, the aptly named Call of Duty World League. The program is being set up to encourage casual fans to try their hand at competitive play and “provide a deeper level of engagement” for current professionals. The league will consist of two divisions, The Pro Division and The Challenge Division, with the latter providing an avenue for amateurs to win a spot at the Call of Duty Championship. Activision is ponying up $3 million in prizes and has set up a team to help facilitate the league leading up to and after its launch alongside Black Ops III. Full details can be found below.

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