Activision and Treyarch have released both a trailer and a teaser for the newest edition to their wildly successful franchise ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,’ showing off the game’s futuristic setting, gameplay mechanics, and political themes.
According to their website:
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat.
The trailer focuses on the upcoming title’s gameplay as well as previewing some of cutscenes from its campaign, giving players a pretty good idea of what it will be like to play the game themselves. While the teaser features very little of the actual game, it focuses on the themes behind the game’s story, specifically on how the future of mechanically modified limbs for military use changes the face of war. You can check out both videos below.
In other news, one major change in this ‘Call of Duty’ title is the inclusion of female soldiers. While it is not the first time that ‘CoD’ has added women in their ranks, it is the first time that they have included them for the entire campaign.
According to GamesRadar, Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said that their ‘Call of Duty’ script has been made “gender neutral” so that players can play through the campaign as either gender. Lamia cites the movie ‘Alien,’ whose lead role was originally written for a man before casting Sigourney Weaver, as an example of such a script; Gamespot also notes that Campaign Director Jason Blundell has claimed that Treyarch was inspired by ‘Mass Effect’s’ protagonist Commander Shepard, who also can be played as a man or a woman.
‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ will be out on November 6th, 2015 on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Pre-orders can get you Beta access while the codes last.