The highly anticipated follow up to Call of Duty Black Ops is not set for release until November – a fair while away. However, we’ve just heard that lucky attendees of an upcoming expo will have the chance to play Black Ops 2 as early as August – next month!
As far as we’re aware, this is going to be the first opportunity for general members of the public to have a chance to play the game before it’s out in November. GameStop has announced that they’re holding the ‘GameStop Expo 2012′ and Black Ops 2 is just one of the playable titles that is on a list including others such as FIFA 13, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
While it is confirmed that Black Ops 2 will be playable at the event on August 29th, we also have confirmation that multiplayer will be playable as well! That is a pretty big deal right there, as nobody has seen multiplayer footage for the game as of yet.
From the Expo website:
”Get hands-on experience at the Activision booth with Call of Duty: Black Ops II — including multiplayer — and the new Skylanders Giants products”.
Considering that the GamesStop Expo already has a major coup in getting multiplayer to the event, we wonder what the odds are on seeing a first gameplay preview of zombies mode?
As usual, Treyarch are being ultra secretive about their plans for Black Ops 2 zombies, although you would have to feel that some sort of reveal has to be coming sooner rather than later. The GamesStop Expo doesn’t seem like the most ‘prestigious’ of events at first glance, but if Treyarch deem it big enough to unveil multiplayer for the first time, then maybe we’ll get a zombies surprise as well.
Like Rockstar and GTA V, do you feel that Treyarch are taking too long to show off multiplayer and zombies? Does the delays just keep you more excited, or are you starting to get frustrated with the way developers like to play the waiting game now? The bottom line is Black Ops 2 multiplayer is coming next month – we can’t wait.