Black Ops 2 release date shared with PS Vita bomb

By Alan Ng - Oct 17, 2012

There are a lot of gamers who are dissatisfied with the final quality of upcoming PS Vita game Black Ops: Declassified. For those of you who are still picking up the game though, you’ll be interested to find out that Activision has now revealed a solid release date for the game.

We’ve told you in previous reports that the game won’t have any kind of zombies mode in the game, which for many is already a final nail in the coffin for those that were already unimpressed with the game’s multiplayer mode. Call of Duty also isn’t a game where you should expect cutting edge graphics either, but Black Ops: Declassified looks barely looks like a PS Vita game, and makes Uncharted Golden Abyss look like a Crysis title in comparison.

There is only going to be a 4v4 online mode in the game, and confirmation that many maps in the game will be watered down ports of existing maps from the first Black Ops game. If this wasn’t a direct sign that the game could be dead on arrival before even releasing, Activision has confirmed that the game is releasing on November 13 – the very same date that the console and PC versions of Black Ops 2 will be available.

That means that Activision clearly does not view Declassified as a big enough title for its own specialized launch date and we’d be very surprised if we see the same level of commercial advertising for Black Ops Declassified as its console counterpart as well – take the new Black Ops 2 launch trailer yesterday for example, which Activision stealthily planted in the middle of a World Cup qualifier between England and Poland.

Just to point out, there isn’t going to be the same Cross Buy incentive in place, in which you would get the PS Vita version of Declassified for free, after buying the PS3 version of Black Ops 2. With that in mind, is anyone still planning to pick this up on November 13?

Activision had the chance to change the perception of millions of PS Vita fans by making Declassified a defining title for the system, but instead we have a game with below par graphics, a shoddy port which has cut content in all areas and no zombie mode to play either.

Are we being harsh, or are there any Vita owners out there who are as disappointed as we are about this game?

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  • Zan

    After seeing gameplay with people who have hd cameras it looks ok but if they can do zombies on an iPhone then surely they can release it for the PS Vita you can already get angry birds on Play Station Mobile, I think it should be cancelled, Nihilistic have already announced they are changing their company because of the criticism, I think Treyarch should build upon this and make it better

  • Squashman22

    “final quality” the game isn’t out… I’m sorry but I stop reading here …

  • saintfighteraqua

    I won’t be getting either version, this series has no appeal to me. But I don’t think that’s the Vita’s fault and I hope the game is fun for those who enjoy this stuff.

  • Nicholas Gatewood

    Don’t call Declassified a bomb, you jackasses, it’s not even out yet. For all we know it’ll sell millions and have a Metacritic average of 87, but I really only expect great sales of the game. :/

  • Alex So

    “We’ve told you in previous reports that the game won’t have any kind of zombie mode in the game” do you even have your facts right? Black Ops Declassified has a singleplayer, a multiplayer, and a hostiles mode which plays a lot like survival mode from MW3 which was absolutely fun to play. Its better than nothing, plus STOP HATING ON THE MULTIPLAYER. Yes its a crucial piece of the game but there are also some games that have 4v4, like halo and left 4 dead 2 versus. Also don’t judge this game just by what they’ve shown, give this game a chance it could end up being good 🙂

  • ArchieDog

    I actually find this article incredibly lazy, yes fair enough the screening at E3 was poorly received and rightly so, but there have been several articles published elsewhere since by people who have had hands on time with the game and it seems to have improved vastly, this article feels like it’s been written by American one willing it to failure based on a 2 minute you tube clip we have all seen, wait for the review copy before writing it off, you might suprise yourself!

  • lelly

    i was looking so forward to this till i heard whats missing/bad about it, if it gets cheap like £20 then ill consider this, money isnt the issue, im buying the £160 edition on PS3 but after hearing what i have on the VITA then i dont value this more than £20, they really could have set the standard on the VITA for FPS, what a shame, ill just have to wait for KILLZONE

  • B!gFan

    SONY did not paid Nihilistic to develop. It was Activision.

  • -_-

    Nihilistic already came out and said that the graphics have improved substantially.. have you even played the full game?

  • Zechs

    This is nothing to do with Activision or Treyarch. Sony paid to have Nihilistic develop the game. They are the ones that have screwed up. Activision are just publishing the game.

    • i fully agree with you on that

    • sahib

      activision is the 1 who said no to zombies

    • Angry mob

      Other way around. It’s Activision that paid Nihilistic to make this shitty game.