Call of Duty: Black Ops II in stores today
Annual shooter released across the globe
Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available at retail locations across the globe.
Activision kicked-off the celebration overnight as fans lined-up at midnight across 16,000 retailers around the globe from Sydney to Dubai to Paris to Los Angeles to get their hands on the game.
"From day one, we've pushed ourselves to make the best gaming experience of our lives and I am so incredibly proud with what this team has created with Call of Duty: Black Ops II," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "Our vision has been to deliver the complete package - something for every type of player."
Armed with branching storylines and non-linear missions known as Strike Force levels, Black Ops II affords players the opportunity to actually affect the outcome of the game, and for the first time in series history deliver multiple endings.
Multiplayer introduces League Play, a skill-based matchmaking system that makes competition fun at any skill level. Multiplayer also now seamlessly integrates a play-by-play "CODcasting" commentary system that allows fans to create their own eSports commentaries on games. And in a first for console gaming, Black Ops II also features live streaming of League Play games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, without the need for any additional hardware. The fan-favorite Zombies game created by Treyarch is also included.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is available today worldwide on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. The title is scheduled for release in North America on November 18, 2012, for the new Wii U game system from Nintendo.