Pulling the curtain back just a little more, Activision and Treyarch have been at E3 today showing off their next title in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops. From an epic demo showing us possibilities that have never been explored in the series, to information detailing plans for future downloadable content, we'll take a look at what has shown up on the internet today.
Kicking the day off was a brand new Black Ops trailer remix featuring a track from Eminem's new album Recovery, titled "Won't Back Down" and featuring Pink.
Microsoft's Xbox briefing today at E3 was said to touch on the highlights including exclusive titles ala Gears of War 3, promising partnerships like the one announced with ESPN, and of course, Kinect (See: Natal). The opener for the showing was none other than Treyarch's studio head Mark Lamia with a demo run through some of Black Ops' campaign. And yes, that's Reznov that you see in the tunnels.
As you can see from the gameplay shown, twists and turns of the game will be something that you can expect from Black Ops. From creeping through the rat-infested tunnels, to actually being able to control and fly a helicopter in Call of Duty (for the first time ever!), you never quite know what's coming up next.
After Microsoft's press showing, Geoff Keighley had the chance to talk with Mark Lamia a bit more, and also snagged an exclusive look at WMD, a single player level that takes place in the Ural Mountains of Russia (1968). This was one of the levels shown to us at the Community First Look Event, and rest assured, the proportions of epicness in WMD are heavy and what you would expect from our favorite blockbuster shooter.
Also mentioned during Microsoft's briefing was the announcement that all DLC for the Call of Duty franchise, starting with Black Ops and running through 2012 (theoretically for Sledgehammer's release and IW's MW3), would receive the timed exclusivity treatment for Xbox 360 owners. As many of you know, this formula has been and is currently being used by Activision with Modern Warfare 2 DLC, where PS3 and PC users receive content one month after it has been released on the 360. We'll leave it at that, because we all know how console wars end up.
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