Fans of Call of Duty will tell you that their biggest complaint about the game is that they can’t play it everywhere. Well Activision heard your cries and is introducing Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, being developed by Nihilistic, for the PS Vita. This new installment to the series brings everything you have grown to expect in a CoD game: story mode, multiplayer, prestige, create-a-class, and perks–just to name a few. The one feature that every fan is screaming for, ZOMBIES, sadly, has yet to be confirmed–although we here at PSN Fans can’t imagine them leaving this mode out.
Lets be real, the reason why this franchise has stayed alive for so long is the online multiplayer, so naturally this will be the first concern for most fans. According to Ryan Scott, Product Manager at Activision, we (the fans) have nothing to worry about, as they have covered all aspects. So far the only game modes that have been guaranteed are Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed, with a promise of more “classic Call of Duty modes”. Declassified will support up to eight players via WiFi, meaning we can expect to see 4vs4 in modes like Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed. So far, six maps have been confirmed, which is a decent number right out of the box.
Now down to the nitty gritty, the controls. This is something that most of you are wondering about, will it work and feel like it always has. The answer is simple, yes. With the PS Vita offering dual analog sticks, moving and aiming feels just like it should. The touch features of are also being put to good use for example touching anywhere on the screen that doesn’t have a icon will execute your close-encouter knife strike. The knife is not the only touch feature, using the rear touch pad you can hold your breath for a more accurate shot with the sniper rifle. The last confirmed touch usage is for grenades, simply touch the grenade icon on the screen and drag it to where you would like to throw it. This will allow to be a much more efficient one man threat by allowing you to continue gunning down someone on your left, while throwing a grenade at their backup coming in from the right. Oh, and if you want to cook the grenade, simply keep your finger on the screen longer.
Let us know what you think about this new handheld installment, do you think it will live up to fan expectations. Will 4vs4 matches be as exhilarating and hectic as say, a 9vs9 on PS3. We here at PSN Fans have our fingers crossed that everything from gameplay to map size will be correct and of course we will dream of Zombies as we wait for confirmation of its inclusion, sometime between now and November when it launches.