We’re roughly four months away from the release of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II and the hype machine is firing up. The newest bit of promotional material is this behind-the-scenes trailer with writer David Goyer and composer Trent Reznor discussing videogames and the medium’s evolution as an art form. It’s only a few minutes long so obviously nothing particularly deep is delved into, but it did its job and made me excited for Black Ops II. From a gameplay standpoint I’m prepared for more of the same, but a good narrative is a good narrative.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on November 13th.