When making a trailer for a video game it is sometimes a difficult task to translate the immersive nature of said title by merely showing gameplay footage. In order to combat that disconnect, some companies work to create live-action trailers that add credence to the believability of the material.
So far we have seen plenty of great trailers for Call of Duty: Black Ops but none of them has better translated that immersive nature that keeps Call of Duty at the top of the online pedestal than this newest live-action trailer. Not only is it filled with some Hollywood blockbuster style explosion work but it also has a few cameos to boot.
First off, it’s worth noting that some might find a problem with the excessive violence throughout the video, but that was definitely not the trailer's intention. What the trailer does portray, quite effortlessly, is the anonymity of the person on the other end of a gamer’s iron sights. That poor helpless soul who was reduced to a positive integer in your points column could be anyone from Kobe Bryant to dual-wielding chef or an innocent school girl. Putting individuals behind the controller and placing them into the world of a Call of Duty multiplayer mode connects each and every gamer in that one experience no matter who they are.
As we near the release of Black Ops it appears as if we have only scratched the tip of the iceberg with what Treyarch and Activision wish to reveal to the public, even going so far as to keep their long-rumored zombie mode under lock and key. Many gamers have been dying to get their hands on a copy of this game even to the point that they resort to illegal means to do so but, none the less, Black Ops is going to be a hot commodity when it releases. Our recommendation is to be prepared and don't think twice about taking down Jimmy Kimmel, your grandma, or whoever else gets in your way.
What celebrity would you like to encounter online in Black Ops? How does this rank against the live-action trailers seen in the past couple years?
Call of Duty: Black Ops releases November 9th for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii.
Source: Advertising Age