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Lack of Black Ops 2 zombies/perks on Vita harmful

The PS Vita might not be perfect but as far as graphics and gameplay on the move go, this is one of the best platforms we’ve seen for mobile gaming in many years. This is why we’re blown away that a full Black Ops 2 with the new zombies and perks will not arrive on the PS Vita, which Activision think the gamer would be happy with Declassified instead.

Reactions to this news are pretty much what we expected, and the majority of gamers feel the alternative to Black Ops 2 on the Vita is getting worse “by the minute“. The campaign is certainly lacking, smaller online maps, missing the major Call of Duty update for 2012 as in Black Ops 2, and also now having no zombies will be very harmful to the success of COD on the Vita.

The very reason a number of gamers will buy Black Ops 2 for the PS3/Xbox 360 is for zombies, and being able to have that experience while mobile on the PS Vita would’ve been amazing, so hearing that this isn’t going to happen has become a nightmare for thousands of Vita users. What are Activision thinking by not giving Vita gamers the full Black Ops 2 experience with zombies?

Sony’s PS Vita hardware and specs sheet certainly show a device that can handle Black Ops 2, and this game would have defined the PS Vita and helped a lot thanks to the lack of standalone games available right now. Some gamers might blame the developer, Nihilistic Software, and they would be right that Treyarch would have done a better job and likely delivered a full zombies experience on the Vita, but we wonder about Sony’s involvement?

It is a fact that money talks, Microsoft show this time after time, so couldn’t Sony have made sure that one of the biggest franchises and games arrived on the PS Vita in the best possible way for gamers? We wanted the full Black Ops 2 experience with all the new perks and zombie enhancements. We now wonder how harmful this could be for the PS Vita platform and if Sony don’t somehow make sure developers bring what the users want with games, what will the future of Vita be like? How do you feel about the current PS Vita games selection and Black Ops: Declassified?

You can see the latest Black Ops 2 gameplay trailer here, which shows the new zombies in action and the very reason most gamers wanted this on the Vita. You can also read about possible easter eggs in this article, although we’d love to know if you will purchase Vita’s Declassified now you’re better informed about what will be included?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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ZEROthefirstvon flue chokeGkingJohnny SmithJosh101 Recent comment authors

I was actually considering buying my first CoD game on the Vita but this doesn’t sound interesting at all now. So I guess I’ll just wait for Killzone: Mercenaries to come out sometime next year?

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von flue choke

I’m happy about this. Zombies would be a waste of cart space as far as I’m concerned.


Let down only reason black ops was successful was cause of zombies so that is ridiculous! they really need to consider the viewers thoughts rather than just there’s!!

Johnny Smith
Johnny Smith

Seriously? The Graphics look amazing on The PS Vita. The gameplay looks amazing as well. I’d alone buy the vita just for the Blcak Ops 2 game. You idiots need to learn, that graphics don’t matter. Its the gameplay that counts. For instance, try playing counterstrike 1.6. If you can’t get use to that then you shouldn’t even be playing an FPS game or anygame at all for that matter. The graphics don’t even matter it matters on gameplay as I have Already said. If all you do are care about the graphics, then you should just go outside and… Read more »


As mentioned in a previous article, lets hope Resistance: BS suffered because they were spending time polishing COD. But with this news, it is sad to say, that may not be the case. I wonder how big Nihilistic Software is as a company. That would put into perspective what kind of production these games are getting. If it’s only a handful of people we should commend them on their efforts, on the other hand Sony and Activision would take heat if it were. I can’t say that I’m excited about the release to be honest. Resistance was definately not up… Read more »


Their is no excuse, this developer should of never of been handed this project after the shocking resistance game, and what the hell is sony doing?, does it really want to miss a oportunity like this to potentially sky rocket sales of this more than capable device?

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