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First Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Box Art Images Appear Online

The official box art for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has appeared online, showing the packaging for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the highly anticipated game.

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The world reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is coming tomorrow, Sunday, April 26, and just a day before the premiere, the official box art for the game has surfaced on the web via a German video game retail site, PCGames.De. It is worth noting that he site only lists the title for PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, suggesting that the game may only be planned for a current-gen release this year. We should get official information from Activision during the reveal tomorrow.

The box art for the game contains some hidden clues, such as the “Trident” symbol spotted in the teasers, and the name “SALLY” on the soldier’s weapon, just like the one on the Call of Duty: Black Ops box art, probably teasing at Zombies. Check out hi-res images of the box art after the break.  Read more »

First Black Ops 3 Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies Details Outed, Suggests New Movement System and Cooperative Campaign

Loads of gameplay details for Treyarch’s upcoming shooter have been outed two days ahead of the official announcement this Sunday, April 26, as even more marketing materials for the game appear online.

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Even more marketing materials for Treyarch’s sequel have appeared online, featuring a bunch of gameplay details covering the game’s campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies co-op modes, and a sneak peak at multiplayer.

Essentially, according to the marketing materials, the campaign will feature support for four player online cooperative play. The mode is designed to “elevate the Call of Duty social gaming experience” and provide “re-playability.” The campaign aims to deliver “cinematic, arena-style play” and allows for complete character progression and customization.

Furthermore, the game’s multiplayer will supposedly feature a new “momentum-based chained-movement system,” allowing players to “fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, and mantling abilities.” The multiplayer maps have been built “from the ground up,” to support this movement system. Also, multiplayer will introduce a “Specialist” character system that will give players the ability to “rank up and master each specific character’s battle-hardened capabilities and weapons.”

Expectedly, Zombies will be coming back in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, complete with an “all-new narrative,” featuring its own “distinct storyline” and a full XP-based progression system, making it the “most immersive and ambitious” Zombies to date.

Earlier today, a promotional poster for the game appeared online, suggesting a November 6th release and BETA access for pre-ordering. See screens of the leaked material after the break.  Read more »

Black Ops 3 Poster Suggests a November 6 Release Date and BETA Access With Pre-Order

Earlier today, a promotional poster for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was discovered from a local retailer suggesting that Treyarch sequel is coming on November 6th.

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The pre-order poster is of a GameStop display for the promotion of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and claims that the game will debut on November 6 this year. Furthermore, the poster also shows that players who pre-order the game will gain access to an exclusive BETA, although, the BETA will only be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The fine print reads, “Beta will be available only on the following platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) to be determined.”

Finally, the print also says that more information on the BETA and BETA launch dates for platforms will planned to be coming soon on callofduty.com/beta.

Being that the BETA is only on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC could suggest that the title may only come to current-generation platforms, not previous-generation systems such as the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 World Reveal is this Sunday, April 26, where we should find out more details.

[UPDATE] Another set of promotional material was discovered by Kotaku, showing the same details.  Read more »

Deus Ex Developer Responds to Black Ops 3 “Ember” Trailer

Earlier this morning, Treyarch posted an all-new teaser trailer for their upcoming sequel, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, providing fans with a taste of the game’s story and tone and many have noticed that it appears to bear many similarities to Deus Ex.

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Fans who have watched the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser trailer may have noticed that it appears to give out a major “Deus Ex” vibe. The trailer features a documentary-style approach much like the Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer, which had a similar marketing campaign, covering the evolution of mankind with the aid of cybernetic enhancements, prosthetics and body augmentations, and “biohacking.”

Even Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developer Eidos Montreal noticed the resemblance and responded to the trailer on Twitter with a single simple image. Deus Ex art director Jonathan Jaques-Belletête also joined in and said “Hey @Treyarch, Adam Jensen says welcome on the bandwagon! The liquor bar is at the back ;).” Furthermore, the developer also fired a couple of shots, sayingWe lied guyz. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided actually takes place on the Eastern Front during World War 2. We felt inspired.”

Although, it’s worth taking note that both games, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided were already well in development prior to any announcement of either game and just coincidentally feature a similar theme. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Double XP Coming to Black Ops 2 and Advanced Warfare This Weekend

Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games are turning on Double XP this weekend on all platforms in celebration of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 world reveal.

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Double XP will start on Friday, April 24, at 10 AM PST and will continue till Monday, April 27, at the same time for both Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 2. Furthermore, Double Weapon XP will also be turned on for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 during the weekend.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 world reveal will take place this Sunday, April 26 so make sure to stay tuned.

Shift in Call of Duty Marketing Deal From Xbox to PlayStation?

There may be a possibility that the Activision and Xbox partnership for Call of Duty exclusivity might come to an end and move over to PlayStation with the upcoming Treyarch game.

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Essentially, all of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser trailers posted so far were advertised on the PlayStation channel on YouTube before they were posted on the Xbox channel. Furthermore, the teasers did not have Xbox branding as they have had in previous trailers. Although this is just speculation, it could suggest that there may have been a shift in the Call of Duty marketing deal from Xbox to PlayStation.

Another thing to note is that both of the teasers posted on the PlayStation page only confirmed the game for PlayStation 4, suggesting that the title may not come to previous-generation platforms, and only to PS4 and Xbox One. Again, this is only speculation until confirmation by Activision.

Let us know what you think about this? Do you want the marketing deal to stay with Xbox, move to PlayStation, or be cancelled completely?

Treyarch Releases Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” Teaser Trailer And Website

Earlier today, following even more Snapchat teasers, Treyarch and Activision released a new teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, giving fans a peek at the premise of the studio’s upcoming sequel.

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The trailer, titled “ Ember,” asks, “how far would you go?,” speaking of a world consumed by technology. The description reads, “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.”

The three-minute teaser trailer doesn’t feature any actual in-game footage, but presents a look at mankind’s advancement in technology, specifically cybernetic enhancements and prosthetics, documenting its evolution over fifty years.

The trailer also teases a mysterious website that advertises a brand of retinal implants, called Courtoptic. Furthermore, found within the site’s source code is a password: “bluebird,” although it is unclear as to what it is for.

[UPDATE] Following the release of the teaser trailer, the cryptic Jaxiplanet account posted another audio clip, completing the URL teased in the previous audio clip. Apparently, the teaser links to a Tumblr page, which requires the “BLUEBIRD” password, and putting in this password redirects to a teaser website titled “Enhance Yourself For a Better Tomorrow.”  Read more »

Cryptic “Unmarked Man” Account Continues to Tease Black Ops 3

Previously last week, Treyarch began following a mysterious account on twitter that is believed to be teasing the studio’s upcoming game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

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Treyarch only follows fifteen accounts on Twitter, so it’s likely that this is another part of the marketing campaign and that the studio expects us to keep a close eye on what the account posts.

Earlier this week, the account sent out its a tweet, saying, “No…listen to the sound of MY voice…” Today, another update was posted, linking to another account by the name of JaxiPlanet, who posted a tweet saying “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers” along with a 58 second audio clip on SoundCloud titled “questions.”

According to LiamFTWinter, the clip features a hidden message that shows the roman numeral Three and the numbers 1100010, which may be binary code. Also, there are certain numbers mentioned in the clip: 3 84 226 39 23 7 1 87, although isn’t clear as to what they may mean.

Furthermore, the mysterious account has also put up another Twitter header, this one showing different regions of the brain. Again, it is unclear what this means. Let us know what you think all of this means in the comments below and check out the SoundCloud clip after the break.

Activision are yet to confirm whether this account is actually part of the marketing campaign for the game.  Read more »

Advanced Supply Drops Available Now on PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3 players are now able to purchase Advanced Supply Drops in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder, Michael Condrey has announced that Supply Drops are now available on the platform.

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Earlier today, Michael Condrey, sent out a tweet announcing that Advanced Supply Drops are available on the PlayStation 3 starting today. These Supply Drops can be purchased via the in-game store and earned through level progression. Advanced Supply Drops offer even further personalization for players. Each one of these comes packed with three items, with at least one weapon variant and one item of Professional rarity or better.

Advanced Supply Drops were already available for purchase for players on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 and now on PlayStation 3.

Black Ops 2 “Message of the Day” Updated Again Teasing Black Ops 3

Earlier this morning, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 “Message of the Day” was given an update to share yet another teaser for Treyarch’s upcoming game.

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The in-game message of the day now says “Listen to the sound of my voice.” This saying may be familiar as it is the same message heard in the audio of the first Snapchat teaser clip. Furthermore, there is also a picture of what appears to be a CAT scan of a brain.

A few days ago, Treyarch began following an account on Twitter by the name of “The Unmarked Man.” Being that the studio only follows 15 accounts, it was believed that this mysterious account is another teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Shortly before the message of the day update today, the account tweeted out a message saying, “No…listen to the sound of MY voice,” along with a new header image that shows the same CAT scan image seen on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 message of the day. This offers more evidence that this account may somehow be part of the upcoming title’s viral marketing campaign.

Furthermore, according to LiamFTWinter the header appears to have a embedded morse code that translates to QRV HTTP://WWW. Apparently, “QRV” is Q-code for “Are you ready?” Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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