In case you are one of the two gamers that didn’t know, Call of Duty Black Ops III is now available worldwide. The latest instalment propels players forward to a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. In true Black Ops fashion, the operator of 2065, armed with an array of high-tech weaponry and powerful bio-technical abilities, is equipped to take on enemies, human and mechanical, through an adrenaline-filled narrative on next gen platforms that can be played solo or co-operatively with up to four players. The storytellers at Treyarch have pulled out all the stops in their twisted and dark take on the future – informed and inspired by scientific discoveries and advances of today.
“This is a historic partnership that makes PlayStation the best place to play Call of Duty. The massive reception to the game’s multiplayer beta only a few months ago demonstrated the huge appetite our fans have for this franchise and the anticipation for Black Ops III,” said Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “This is the game our fans want, and we’re proud to welcome Call of Duty to its new home on PlayStation 4.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III introduces players to the non-stop action of next-generation Call of Duty multiplayer with the new momentum-based, chained movement system. Black Ops III’s guns-up philosophy for movement and combat delivers the best of the franchise’s frenetic multiplayer experience, providing a perfect blend of fluid movement, verticality and classic boots-on-the ground action.
Black Ops III also introduces a new Specialist system to Call of Duty multiplayer, which lets players choose from nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own look, personality, voice and battle-hardened weapons and abilities, fundamentally changing the way players engage in combat. Each Specialist has a full collection of character customization unlocks, supporting the deepest player progression systems to-date.
“With Black Ops III, we wanted to create a Call of Duty game like no other, one that brings innovations to every mode in the game, and introduces a few new surprises along the way, all while staying true to the gritty, blockbuster thrill ride for which the franchise is known. And Treyarch has delivered,” saidEric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing Inc. “This game is so fun, so deep, so varied and has so many kick ass twists and turns, that we couldn’t be prouder of it. And we think our fans are going to love it.”
In addition, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the all-new Gunsmith gives fans the ability to build weapons that support their own play styles, and the Weapon Paint Shop provides tools to express the player’s unique identity with custom paint jobs. The Weapon Paint Shop takes Black Ops’ fan-favourite emblem editor functionality to the next level, supporting the ability to paint three sides of every gun with 64 emblem layers per side. It’s the most robust suite of player personalization tools to date, allowing players to express their creativity with custom camos and attachment sets for every gun.
With a full complement of new maps, scorestreaks, weaponry, the Pick 10 Create-a-Class system, new Specialist system, along with fan-favorite modes like Uplink and Hardpoint, and all-new modes like Safeguard, Black Ops III’s multiplayer raises the bar. Additionally, next gen features such as the Weapon Paint Shop and Gunsmith, a full suite of eSports-specific features, including the return of Theater, and the new Black Market loot system adds to an incredible amount of multiplayer content for fans. Gunsmith, Weapon Paint Shop, eSports features, and Black Market loot system are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC only.
In addition, Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes players to the terrifying 1940s film noir inspired next chapter of the beloved Call of Duty Zombies mythos, inShadows of Evil. Set in the ominous back streets and dark recesses of Morg City, Shadows of Evil introduces four tragically flawed strangers – The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer – where each character awakens to a nightmarish world overrun by the undead. Shadows of Evil is designed to test the limits of the quartet’s physical and mental resolve, as each of the characters fight to overcome confusion and amnesia, in the hope that they can piece together the events that brought them into this twisted world, with the help of the mysterious Shadow Man.
Featuring voices and likenesses, the characters are played by Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Heather Graham (The Hangover 1-3,Californication), Neil McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, Band of Brothers), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and Robert Picardo(Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1). For the first time in Call of Duty, a XP progression system allows players to level-up in Zombies and customize weaponry available to them in the world. This immersive and action-packed co-op survival mode marks the most expansive Call of Duty Zombiesexperience to date.
Lastly, no Black Ops game would be complete without some surprises for the fans. Players that complete the Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign can access the heavily-rumored “Nightmares” mode, and play the campaign in an entirely new way, with Zombies!