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Activision Announces Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Launch Event

Posted by on November 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Launch event madness is imminent!

Activision expects up to 1000 gamers to appear on the night which will mark one of the biggest launch events of the year when Black Ops II drops later this month with a screaming hot party which will feature collectibles, goody bags and a chance to participate in a number of special events.

Where and when?

WHAT: Midnight official launch event

WHERE: HMV London, 150 Oxford Street, W1

WHEN: Mon 12th November 2012 from 22.00 hrs/ for official sale at 00.01 hrs Tues 13th Nov.

And what kind of special events are we talking about?

  • A Call Of Duty: Black Ops II product signing by Treyarch developers
  • A number of game demos including a worldwide first demo to public of the single player campaign
  • MP tournaments for customers in line with the opportunity to win spot prizes
  • A ‘Zombie bus stop’ featuring exciting props from the game as well as an in store Zombie invasion

Fans of the game series will get the chance to be one of the very first people in the country to buy and own the highly anticipated Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, when HMV’s flagship store in London’s West End plays host to the official retail launch of the new game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The doors will open at 10pm on Monday and the event will kick off with a blast as players are invited to participate in 4v4 multiplayer matches, followed up by ZOMBIES tournament. Both battles will be relayed via ‘CODcast’ around the store’s large screens for the crowds to watch right up until midnight, when the queued masses will begin receiving their copies of Black Ops II.

“I am a huge fan of Call of Duty, so on a personal level I am really excited and can’t wait for it to come out.” comments HMV’s Category Manager for Games, Andy Pinder. “I hear the new perks are great and I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what they’ll be like. This is undoubtedly the games release of the year, which is great news not just for fans but retailers alike as we head into Christmas.”

And, from the official Press Release:

Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare. With new futuristic weapons, the chance to master a number of different vehicles and modes of transport, and a mysterious villain known simply as Raul Menendez, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to be the must-have games release this Xmas.

The non-linear storyline will allow players to battle in a futuristic conflict, as well as tackling flashbacks from historical missions and playing the role of various members of the featured Mason family. Every decision made during this interactive story will affect future consequences, giving you a uniquely different experience every time you play.

Alongside the epic ‘campaign and branching’ story is the all-new Multiplayer mode, which incorporates new maps, new game-styles, e-sports and new perks to make this the most engaging Multiplayer title yet.

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