Treyarch has shown off a ton of new gameplay from this year’s new Call of Duty game, Black Ops III.
The new video, which you can view below, walks through the various new abilities available to players. With the new CoD being even more firmly in sci-fi territory than last year’s Advanced Warfare, Black Ops 3‘s protagonist is cybernetically enhanced via a computer processor implanted in his brain.
Also shown in the video is co-op gameplay, which looks to be relatively standard stuff – but it’s certain to be enjoyable and no doubt fans of the series will lap it up in their droves.
Last year’s Advanced Warfare may have felt fresh – thanks in no small part to the futuristic setting – but moving the action further away from a more contemporary setting proved divisive. Many players found that it went a bit too far, with some seeing it as a reaction to Titanfall. Those grumbles are likely to get even louder when Black Ops 3 arrives, given that it features plenty of wall-running.
Our own Nic Bunce rather enjoyed Advanced Warfare, awarding it a solid 7/10. Nic enjoyed the more vertical gameplay and was impressed by the series’ shiny new engine; but beneath the gloss and sci-fi finery lurked a very traditional Call of Duty experience, one which wasn’t as progressive as it proclaimed.
“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is certainly a step in the right direction for the series, but even despite the shift to full-blown sci-fi and the additions made to the multiplayer, it plays things a bit too safe,” Nic wrote in his Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review. “That’s sure to be fine for most fans who simply want – and expect – more of the same; but I can’t help but think that, moving forward, the series needs to come up with some more drastic changes to the formula if it wants to maintain its position as the pre-eminent videogame release of the year.”
Will Black Ops 3 be the game to provide those drastic changes? Probably not: Activision won’t want to alienate the series’ most hardcore fans. But we won’t know for certain until November 3rd, when Treyarch’s latest effort will go on sale for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Check out the new video below.