Call of Duty: Black Ops III Paints PC, PS4 & Xbox One Black in November

Another year, another game in the annual Call of Duty cycle has been revealed.

This year the new Call of Duty is Black Ops III by Treyarch. It’ll be out November 6th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. (Versions for PS3, Wii U, or Xbox 360 have not been announced as of yet, but that may just be because development for those platforms will be handled by another studio.)

Pre-order today to secure access to the planned multiplayer beta.

Per today’s official press release announcing the game, Black Ops III will maintain the series’ three-pillar approach as far as offering a story campaign for single-player and co-op, a full suite of online multiplayer modes, and the next evolution of Zombies mode:

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign deploys players into a future world, where bio-technology coupled with cybernetic enhancements has given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle. In a world more divided than ever, this elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter.

The most engaging and rewarding multiplayer offering to date debuts a new momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse, all while maintaining complete control over their weapon at all times.Treyarch also introduces its new Specialist system, which lets players choose and rank up nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own look, personality, voice and battle-hardened weapons and abilities, fundamentally changing the way players engage in combat. Multiplayer is rounded out with an all-new weapon customization system that give players more powerful tools than ever to build and personalize that perfect weapon. Additional details about multiplayer will be announced at a later date.

No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies, rounding out the offering. Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a completely unique Zombies experience and is the most immersive and ambitious Zombies to date, complete with a new XP progression for players, adding unprecedented levels of depth and re-playability.

As seen in the reveal trailer (see top of page), Black Ops III is continuing to push the futuristic sci-fi themes even further beyond Advanced Warfare with robotic enemies, soldiers augmented with cyborg arms that transform into different weapons, special powers to do things like shoot bug swarms at foes, and acrobatic elements like jet packing and wall running. So yeah, it’s basically ideas from Titanfall, Deus Ex, Crysis, and the usual Call of Duty tropes all rolled into one, which should be a blast even if Call of Duty fatigue has long since set in.

Check out the key art and first screenshots!

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