Treyarch’s subsequent installment within the Call of Duty franchise is a return to acquainted territory. Earlier as we speak, the developer launched the first teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War.
The teaser, first found by CharlieIntel, is made up completely of newsreels and historic footage, seemingly offering a background for the sport’s plot. The trailer itself is heavy on the Cold War intrigue, and introduces gamers to a Soviet spy codenamed Perseus. According to the teaser — and some light Googling — Perseus was by no means caught, and infiltrated deeply into a few of the most secretive U.S. protection establishments to be able to give the us an edge within the world arms race.
The trailer facilities round an precise tv interview with KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, who describes the gradual and cautious ways in which the Soviet Union was working to undermine the United States. Bezmenov, a former Soviet journalist who grew to become a outstanding anti-communist creator and speaker within the west after his defection, explains that the Soviet Union had a cautious, decades-long plan to infiltrate and destabilize America.
“It’s a slow process which we called active measures,” says Bezmenov. He explains that there are 4 levels to this plan which can finally result in Normalization, which he describes as “what will happen in the United States if you allow all the schmucks to put a Big Brother government in Washington D.C. who will promise loads of things, no matter whether the promises were fulfilled or not.” Finally he ends with a robust warning, “the time bomb is ticking. With every second the disaster is coming closer and closer. The danger is real.”
While he explains all of this, the teaser present flashes of the whole lot from the Vietnam War, civil rights protests, authorities conferences, and speeches given by Ronald Reagan.
The teaser’s launch was timed with members of the Call of Duty neighborhood finishing a multi-day ARG that concerned varied types of Cold War-style code breaking, which led them to secret rooms contained in the Verdansk map in Call of Duty: Warzone — which appears to suggest there might be a connection between Black Ops: Cold War and Warzone. The ARG additionally included quite a lot of video tapes, every comparable to a 12 months in Cold War historical past, with related clips to those on this teaser.
The new Call of Duty is the most recent in Treyarch’s Black Ops sequence, however for the reason that newest iteration was set within the 12 months 2043, it’s not precisely clear how this recreation matches into the timeline. Since this recreation seems to be set within the Cold War, it’s fairly seemingly it received’t happen sooner or later. But we don’t know if that is an alternate Cold War that can lead as much as the occasions of the remainder of the sequence, or if it’s some sort of laborious reset on the Black Ops storyline.
The trailer ends with the reveal of the Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War title, and the information that it will likely be revealed in full on Aug. 26.