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GC2012; Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified surfaces – first multiplayer footage

Submitted by on Tuesday, 14 August 2012No Comment

It really exists. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified actually exists. We were told it was coming, long before PS Vita launched. But the secrecy surrounding this title left us in doubt.

Did Sony accidental tell us they secured a Call of Duty but forgot to check with Activision? Was that embarrassing logo moment at E3 just a cover, an attempt to secure more time?

Why haven’t we heard anything substantial? Even its developer had been kept under wraps – it’s Nihilistic Software by the way.

Well, the secrecy came to an end at Gamescom. Sony decided that the best way to quell the dissenters and disbelieves was to end their keynote with some multiplayer footage. Check it out at the top of the page.

The game is coming in November. It will take advantage of Vita’s twin sticks and carry over many familair features from the daddy versions, such as Create-a-Class, Perks and Prestige Levels.

The singleplayer is built around covert missions, which will fill the gaps between the events in Black Ops and Black Ops II, and multiplayer will feature up to eight players over WI-Fi connections.

Neven Dravinski, the game’s producer, says: “We’ll have a variety of game modes and maps, including some that are custom made for PS Vita and others that leverage fan favorites from the Black Ops series, but tailor made for PS Vita”. Confirmed multiplayer modes include 4v4 Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed and Drop Zone.

Declassified will make use of Vita’s touchscreen for melee attacks and chucking grenades. Players will also get the chance to share loudouts with friends using Near.

Nihilistic Software is an independent studio based in California. This won’t be their first twin-stick shooter on PS Vita. They also handled Resistance: Burning Skies, which didn’t live up to expectations. They also developed the poor PlayStation Move Heroes.

They do have valuable Vita experience under their belt now and the spotlight is on them. Could this be the moment they shine?

Head over to the US PlayStation Blog for more details.