Call of Duty: Black Ops II could be coming to Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console, according to a report published recently. Check out the details after the jump.
The news comes from IGN in the form report in which they cite the LinkedIn profile of a Quality Assurance (QA) tester for Treyarch – developers of Black Ops II. Under previous work “experience”, Randall mentions his duties at Treyarch including QA testing – bug writing, research, documentation – Black Ops II’s multiplayer for the PlayStation 3 and Wii U.
The profile’s information has been edited since then, but the damage has been done. Rumors regarding Black Ops II for Wii U have existed in the past. A leaked scan of Nintendo Gamer magazine in June, for example, showed an article dedicated to Black Ops II for Wii U.
We don’t have any more details regrind Blacks Ops II for Wii U at the moment, but it is safe to say that if it does indeed come out for Nintendo’s console, it will come with some sort of GamePad integration.
Officially, Activision has so far made no mention of Black Ops II for any other console other than the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For these platforms, the game will be available on November 13th. Pre-orders for the game beat those of Modern Warfare 3 back in May, so we strongly expect it to be one of the best selling games of the holiday season.
Black Ops II is the ninth title in the long-running Call of Duty series of first person shooters. It is the first game in the series to have a futuristic settings and have player-driven choices that affect the outcome of the story. In line with previous titles, it is expected to come with an epic single player campaign and an addictive online multiplayer.
Those of you interested in the game’s multiplayer should most definitely check out the Multiplayer Reveal trailer which we covered a week ago.
Having played the original Modern Warfare and the latest Modern Warfare 3 for several days worth of time, I feel as if the Call of Duty series is really starting to get stale. The developers – Infinity Ward / Treyarch – will, sooner or later, need to bring vastly different types of multiplayer modes – perhaps larger maps, and vehicles a la Battlefield 3 – if they want the franchise to succeed in the long run, as it is only a matter of time before people start realizing they are playing the same game over and over again.