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

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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.

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

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More VTOLs. See how they soar!

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

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

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

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Here is a CLAW unmanned tank wrecking some shit.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Also, soldiers.

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Also, exploding terrorists.

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Sometimes, the horses and the helicopters will meet.

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

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

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...more LA destruction...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

...That's when the cobras come.

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