Activision Blizzard Inc. this week demonstrated Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, and the PC at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
In Strike Force missions, users can command a squad from a bird-eye view map to deploy soldiers and mechanical units to complete objectives. At any time users can warp right into the action to take control of any unit.
The addition is a unique perspective to the series, which is typically linear. However, even standard levels will yield branching paths to give users additional options.
The developer said Strike Force missions can be passed or failed, which will ultimately have a consequence throughout the game.
Developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, to be sold Nov. 13, will include a brand new single-player campaign and multiplayer functionality.
Locations previewed in the title include Los Angeles and a mission set in Afghanistan in which users must ride horseback.
The final game will include new Strike Force missions that affect the story and the Zombies multiplayer mode.