Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is looking better than ever and in case you missed it, here’s the entire presentation from Microsoft’s conference from E3 2012. Be patient if this one takes a bit to load, it’s nearly 11 minutes long and it takes a while to move all those bits. Trust us you will be glad you did. Underneath the vid is an actual description from Treyarch of what is happening on-screen, but you probably don’t want to try to read and watch at the same time you might miss something. Check it out and then hit up the comments and let us know what you think.
A thrilling sequence that puts players deep inside the near-future world of Black Ops 2, we wanted to take you through the intense action of the “Protect P.O.T.U.S.” mission.
With downtown Los Angeles under attack from rogue drones, players take control of David Mason, son of Alex Mason, as he sits in with a convoy racing down the freeway. This isn’t any ordinary assignment though, Mason is charged with escorting the President of the United States to safety. The trusted soldier lays out his plan to the President, get to the “Prom Night” shelter underneath the Bonaventure Hotel. But before the group has any more time to think, drone attacks hit their convoy and leave them wrecked along on the highway. Coming to after the startling crash, Mason scrambles to a nearby SAM Turret, locking onto multiple drones and downing them in a burst of precision missile strikes.
After dealing with the immediate threat, Mason meets back up with the group further ahead on the highway. Players are then given an option on how to approach the next sequence: Stay on the highway and provide sniper fire from above, or rappel down with the President and directly engage the hostile troops. Choosing to stick up top allows Mason to command a powerful new weapon, the Sniper Storm rifle. Featuring an X-ray scope and a five-bar gauge, this sniper rifle is able to charge up and put successive rounds through cover, downing enemies that would normally evade gunfire.
Moving down the ruined streets of Los Angeles proves to be a dangerous trek, with hostile troops around every barrier. To help clear the path, Mason can command a squad of quadrotors with his I.W.M.D. (Interactive Wrist Mounted Display). Directing the squad towards enemy positions, Mason moves through tightly held positions with some much-needed firepower on his side.
Also assisting him is Anderson, a female pilot in control of a FA-38 jet. Anderson provides aerial reconnaissance for Mason as he makes his way along the streets. But when injuries force her to land her aircraft, it’s up to Mason to provide support from above. Hovering over the reformed convoy, Mason clears the road with effectively placed missiles and cannons.
With a pack of drones closing in though, Mason breaks away from the convoy and engage the enemy squadrons in an all-out dogfight. The drones attempt to repel Mason’s fire with deployed countermeasures, but the FA-38’s Sky Buster missiles lock-on and break through their defenses. Suddenly the on-board computer warns of an incoming drone. With barely enough time to react, Mason manages to eject from the jet just before it impacts the enemy fighter. As he floats back down to Earth, aircraft continue their engagements above, while a still-compromised city awaits Mason below.