It’s only a bit longer than a week until the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops and first person shooter fans are at fever pitch, just as Activision likely planned. This past week seemed to be filled with zombie hype with the revelation that you’d play as John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Fidel Castro and Robert McNamara, but there has been other new details too. We’ve heard about Black Ops’ killstreaks, Theater Mode, the German censorship of the game, and the return of Prestige as well. In what must be the final coverage Activision can possibly offer, the official launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops is here for perusal.

It’s not like Activision is going to release a launch trailer #2, right? Thought the details surrounding the zombie cooperative mode have only been leaked and not announced in any sort of official capacity, so perhaps there will be a trailer for that. Until then, here’s the official launch trailer!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPTOVQFRggI

It doesn’t get more varied than that trailer, for certain. From the mountain tops, to the jungle, and into outer space it looks like gamers will get to blow things up wherever they please. Seriously, ‘Call of Duty: Explosions Everywhere’ might have been a more accurate title. Hard to argue that the game doesn’t look unbelievably fun though.

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series has never been known for creating empathy with its characters or settings, but they know how do do action. The question still remains though, can Treyarch step it up a notch and show that the dissolution of Infinity Ward isn’t the end of Call of Duty as we know it? World at War, Treyarch’s previous first person shooter, was hardly a terrible game, but in terms of production values there is much to be proven.

Trailer after trailer though, Treyarch looks like they’ve done this right. There’s nowhere to set expectations except for high when it comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops.

What do you think, Ranters? Have you already placed your preorders? Do you have any warranted worries or suspicions? Is Call of Duty: Black Ops going to be the hit of the holiday season?

Call of Duty: Black Ops is up for purchase starting November 9, for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS.

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