Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

So, how about that Black Ops II trailer? Pretty explosive stuff. Now that you know more about the game itself, I thought it might be fun to go through some image-grabs from the trailer, just to tell you what I'm seeing there and how it lines up with that I saw of the game last week.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Here's the cockpit of a VTOL, one of the vehicles in the game.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

More VTOLs. See how they soar!

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

The end-result of a successful mission, this went down in-engine and was appropriately bombastic.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

The name I assigned to this image is "Building Exploding." I leave it to you to determine why that is.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

The name of THIS image is "Building Exploding 2." Really, this should have been the first one, since it's a better picture.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Here is a CLAW unmanned tank wrecking some shit.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Another, better shot of the CLAW. These will be controllable in the Strike Force game mode, and doubtless in the rest of the campaign as well.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Here's the protagonist hopping into the cockpit of a futuristic anti-aircraft gun.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Some VTOL dogfighting—not all of the VTOL segments are on rails.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

The view from inside of one of the flying drones during a Strike Force mission.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

This is how your character issues controls to drones in the single-player campaign. You don't assume direct control of them; rather, you issue waypoints and commands on the fly.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

One of the unmanned drones that attacks LA. Oh, how our hubris has turned against us!

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

A great shot of some more drones. The evil-looking bastards.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Frank Woods, who tells the story of Black Ops II. Not looking so hot, Frank. I guess you're pretty old at this point.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Hey, it's a guy in a gas mask! Maybe it's Ghost's cousin or something.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

So yes, horses. Look at the pretty horses. There will be horses in this game.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Also, soldiers.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Also, exploding terrorists.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Sometimes, the horses and the helicopters will meet.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Here's a shot of the drone attack on LA, which seems to be what kicks off the story.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Okay, now we're just into some glory-shots of LA being destroyed. Let's keep on moving...

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

...more LA destruction...

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

...and more, also a shot that sort of makes me want to play Vice City...

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

...Oh hey! It's Nelson. This is the guy that I have a fair hunch is played by Michael Rooker.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Here's Nelson looking at some serious wreckage. Man, look at all that wreckage.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

An overhead shot of a tactical strike—unclear whether this is from the campaign (likely) or from Strike Force.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Soldiers. America. Why We Fight. Freedom. Oorah. Oscar Mike.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

More or less the entire squad of a Strike Force operation—aerial drones, ground drones, and an armed squad of soldiers.

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

Frank Woods is scared! Don't go! Don't leave him!

...That's when the cobras come.