With the departure of the Infinity Ward heads, it was a given that Treyarch would be taking up the production of the next Call of Duty game. Now they have made their official announcement. Dubbed Call of Duty: BlackOps, the game will take on the setting of the Cold War. Players will be taking part in some of the more nebulous missions of the time, trekking through the likes of Cuba, Vietnam, and the Arctic.
"Now you will witness the birth of the Elite Special Forces and take part in off-the-record missions using unconventional weaponry to get the job done! From Cuba to the Arctic and the jungles of Vietnam, Call of Duty: Black Ops features stunning cinematic graphics and intense gameplay that puts you right at the heart of the action."
Treyarch have confirmed a multiplayer co-op mode, allowing players to team up and take on the storyline missions together.
"We can't wait for our community to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops," said studio boss Mark Lamia "We have focused our entire studio on this game, with dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op teams creating the most intense, gripping and riveting experience possible for our fans on all fronts."
Call of Duty: BlackOps is set for release on November 9th of this year. The game is already available for pre-order at various US and UK retailers. In the US, we see prices of $59.99 for each of the PS3, Xbox360, and PC versions, while UK retailer GAME has the console versions going for £44.99 and the PC version going for £34.99.
Be sure to keep tabs on the official BlackOps site here as more info is released and check out the first trailer here.