Check Out The First Gameplay Footage Of Black Ops 3

Black Ops 3 Gets Its First Gameplay Trailer

Activision and Treyarch have released the first official gameplay trailer for this year’s Call of Duty game, Black Ops 3.

Black Ops 3‘s existence had been one of the worst-kept secrets of the last few weeks. Last week, the publisher released a live-action teaser which provoked debate due to its perceived similarities to videos created by Square Enix to promote Deus Ex: Human Revolution, prompting even Square Enix Montreal to make fun of the video with a cat meme on Twitter.

Like last year’s Advanced Warfare, which was created by Sledgehammer, Black Ops 3 is set in the future with a distinct sci-fi vibe. Set around 60 years from now, Black Ops 3‘s world is a future where cybernetic prosthetics are common place. Of course, this being Call of Duty, there’s a big bad man determined to cause instability and start a war.

In the trailer, which you can view below, we see a few examples of just how those advances in cybernetics will affect gameplay. The player character’s arm transforms into a gun, while mechs and robot soldiers patrol war-torn streets.

Meanwhile, if you thought Advanced Warfare had more than a whiff of Respawn’s Titanfall about it, then Black Ops 3 is likely to raise more than just an eyebrow. Wall-running, powerslides and giant stompy robots means that, on first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re watching a trailer for Titanfall 2.

On the plus side, the trailer is set to The Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black, so even though Black Ops 3 isn’t scoring high in the originality department, someone at Activision at least has good taste in music.

Here’s the trailer and the first official screenshots:

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