Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Treyarch

Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Black Ops: Declassified now in stores

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 6

Treyarch is taking shooter fans to 2025 today with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for 360, PC, and PS3. Gamers looking at grabbing a Wii U will be able to pick up a copy on launch day, November18. Some of the new features include Strike Force levels, a set of non-linear missions with branching storylines, sandbox levels, and multiple endings. Multiplayer adds the skill-based matchmaking system Skill Play, play-by-play CODcasting commentary system, video and audio live streaming to Youtube from consoles, new Score Streak rewards, new Pick-10 Create-a-Class system, and greater integration with the now-free Elite service. And of course, Zombies returns.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II for 360, PS3 to support live streaming

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 6

Treyarch is embracing Call of Duty’s popularity on video-sharing sites with a new streaming feature in Black Ops II. Gamers will be able to live stream starting on launch day, November 13, on Youtube directly from the 360 and PS3. In addition to gameplay, players can simultaneously stream from their webcam and audio commentary. The Elite service will be used to supplement the feature by showing the player’s card to allow viewers quick access to such info as class loadouts, career stats, and recent match results.

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DLC Season Pass, free Elite announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Activision has announced that Call of Duty Elite, the premium service that launched alongside Modern Warfare 3, will be free for all players when Black Ops II launches on November 13. Instead of being an all-in-one platform for tracking stats and accessing downloadable content, the service will be split so that the stat and social-media features will be accessible at no additional cost while the DLC will be sold separately.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies reveal trailer shambles online

Activision has released a new trailer showing some footage from Black Ops II’s Zombies mode. In addition, it was also announced that gamers who pre-order the Hardened Edition or Care Package will receive an exclusive Nuketown Zombies map.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II to launch in three premium packages

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As with its predecessors, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be arriving in a variety of packages. Activision revealed today that, in addition to the standard release, Black Ops II will launch in three premium versions: Care Package, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Hardened Edition. Each set, detailed below, includes physical and digital bonuses, including the soundtrack, Live avatar costumes, bonus maps, weapon camo, and even a download token for full version of World at War.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer screens released

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Activision has released seven new screenshots showing off Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer component. The screens were released in conjunction with Gamescom, the Germany-based trade show of all things video games.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer trailer released

Activision has released a new multiplayer reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Treyarch’s next entry in the franchise will be set in the year 2025 as the world lumbers towards a new Cold War. It’s a world of robots, drones, and high-tech gear. Black Ops II will also feature a branching storyline with non-linear missions, a first for the series.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies debuts for Android on Xperia line

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The on-the-go Zombies mobile spin-off, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, has launched for Android. The Ideaworks-developed and Glu Mobile-published App is available now on the Sony Xperia line of smart phones and Xperia Play Optimized devices exclusively for 30 days, and will then be available for other Android handhelds. Zombies includes the maps Ascension and Kino der Toten, as well as Call of the Dead: Director’s Cut and the 50-level top-down shooter Dead-Ops Arcade.

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Activision launches Call of Duty summer sale, 50% off DLC

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PC, PS3) Content Collection Two 360 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Call of Duty fans looking to catch up on DLC are in luck. Activision has kicked off a one-week summer promotion that slashes 50% off of the price of all previously released DLC packs for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops. Sale items include the two Content Collections and some extraterrestrial zombie-blasting. The promo is currently running for both 360 and PS3 as well as PC.

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Free-to-play Call of Duty Online heading to China

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Activision has announced that they have teamed up with Tencent Holdings Limited to launch Call of Duty Online in China. The multi-year agreement grants Tencent the exclusive license to operate Call of Duty Online, a free-to-play shooter with a microtransaction-based monetization system, in mainland China. The game will feature an original story based around Special Ops missions, a variety of modes and maps, perks specifically tailored to the Chinese market, as well as an in-game store to personalize weapons, characters, and gear.

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