As we’ve already reported gamers who pre-order a copy of Black Ops 2, the highly anticipated next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, will net themselves a 2025 version of the classic Nuketown map from the first Black Ops. While details regarding how gamers can secure themselves the map have been crystal clear — simply pre-order Black Ops 2 from any major retailer — there hasn’t been too much info shared about the make-up of the map.
However, a new trailer has been released that showcases Nuketown 2025 in all its glory, and will bring a big smile to fans of the original Nuketown’s faces. As the trailer above shows, Nuketown 2025 is essentially what we were promised: an updated version of the Treyarch‘s multiplayer map.
More importantly it appears that the symmetrical design of the Nuketown map — featuring two idyllic homes situated opposite each other in a cul-de-sac — is well preserved. In all honesty, if it weren’t for the overall change in color palette and little futuristic flourishes, it would be easy to mistake this map for the original Nuketown. It even appears to have the classic match-ending nuclear explosion, but will there be some awesome Easter Eggs.
And, of course, the only way to secure Nuketown 2025 is to pre-order a copy of Black Ops 2 — but while you’re at it, anyone that is interested can also pre-order the Black Ops 2 Season Pass and net themselves some additional bonuses in the process. While it’s nothing as cool as Nuketown 2025, any gamer that pre-orders the Season Pass will net themselves an in-game calling card — a way to distinguish themselves from the pack.
Activision isn’t explaining what exactly the calling card bonus entails, but if it’s anything like Call of Duty Elite Premium we’re guessing players will be able to brandish their online persona with a unique emblem, icon, or something similar.
Unfortunately, as Activision explains, the Season Pass is currently only coming to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, but the publisher is working hard to bring it to the Wii U as well. Clearly Nintendo’s new online service requires a little more fine-tuning before things like DLC can become available.
What do you think of Nuketown 2025? Will you be pre-ordering the Season Pass for Black Ops 2?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 releases November 13, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, and November 18th for the Wii U.