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Cod Blops 3 Campaign: Co-op, Corridors, & Cyberbees

Back in black

The Icarus 'jump from rooftops and land like it's no big deal' augmentation from Deus Ex: Human Revolution may be ousted as my favourite cyberupgrade. Activision gave a peek at Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 [official site] over the weekend, and you guys: you can have a cyberarm containing a cyberhive of cyberbees that swarm enemies. I shall name my arm The Buzzness.

Along with dropping a new trailer with snippets of gameplay, Activision started talking about its campaign. With customisable characters (including ladies!) and perks, it'll support co-op and gosh oh golly won't always be in such restrictive corridors. So they say, anyway.

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Oh, it's all very po-faced, but doesn't that look kinda cool? I'm pretty into that. In short, something bad is happening in the future and you're a cool cybersoldier who's out to stop it with cool cyberguns - including, of course, morphing arm guns.

Sites like PC Gamer, Eurogamer, and Shacknews (and more, but three will mostly cover you) got to play at a recent event. To briefly sum up: it's got wall-running, dodging, and other movement tricks; co-op players get to customise the looks and abilities of their cybersoldier; one ability lets you hack and hijack drones, which sounds ace; and the campaign is still linear but not so corridor-y given that it has room four four players. Beyond that, yeah, it's Call of Duty. Go have a read if you fancy more. (I'm out of touch with the multiplayer side of CoD so I defer to their more-expert opinions)

Cod Blops 3 is due on the 6th of November.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.