If you are a Call of Duty fan and one of the lucky 250,000 or so attendees of Gamescom this week, I have good news for you – Call of Duty Black Ops II multiplayer will make its debut and be playable at the event. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to settle for watching it online.
Activision has announced that the upcoming entry in the worldwide phenomenon will not only publicly show off the new title’s multiplayer for the first time but actually allow those at the convention to actually get their hands on the mayhem. No specifics have been announced, but it’s safe to speculate that this reveal will include guns and shooting. You heard it here first, folks.
For those following Gamescom online, the world premiere this Wednesday, August 15, will be live streamed on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 owners in Europe and North America. If you miss the live, however, fear not; the video will be made available shortly after as on-demand video through Xbox Live. The multiplayer experience on hand at the show will be streamed live daily starting each day of the event at 9 am PST.
That is not the only Black Ops tease Activision has promised they will reveal at Gamescom. After disappointingly showing nothing more than a logo at E3, CVG is reporting that more details will be given about the PlayStation Vita release, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified during the show. Hopefully Activision is putting some talent behind this upcoming handheld release, as the Vita could surely use such a marquee title. With a comparable to the main entries multiplayer experience, Declassified could be key to the Vita’s success later this year.
Yet whatever your preference is for playing Call of Duty, it appears this week will provide plenty of reasons to make fans excited for the latest title. If our E3 preview didn’t convince you, it seems Activision hopes to highlight Black Ops II‘s strengths before it releases on November 13 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.