Call of Duty: Black Ops II hitting Wii U?

Treyarch QA tester's resume includes mention of unannounced shooter for Nintendo's new console.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is gunning for the Wii U, according to the LinkedIn resume of a Treyarch quality assurance tester. This person's profile indicated he performed various forms of testing on an unannounced Wii U version of this November's Call of Duty.

Black Ops II could wage war on the Wii U, it appears.

As of press time, neither Nintendo nor Activision had responded to GameSpot's requests for comment.

If Call of Duty: Black Ops II does arrive on the Wii U, it will represent a continuation of Activision's eagerness to ship Call of Duty games for Nintendo hardware. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition, Call of Duty: World at War, and Call of Duty 3 all came to the Wii.

Additionally, Nintendo of America vice president of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt said in June that the Wii U could become the preferred way to play core games, like Call of Duty.

"You can imagine how a game like Call of Duty would work on the Wii U--the GamePad will allow you to declutter the TV and pull gaming items like maps down and not interrupt your interaction and enjoy the cinematic quality of the game on the TV," he said at the time. "That's one application that could be exciting and could enhance gameplay for a core gamer."

The Wii U will ship worldwide this holiday season.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is due out on November 13 and is a sequel to 2010's original Black Ops, which is the best-selling series entry to date, moving more than 25 million copies as of August 2011. For more on the upcoming game, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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wexorian
wexorian

Wii u can handle it more good that ps 3 and shi.box 360 but srsly it's Cod game we knew that htey would had made game for it, i'ts acraptivision they love making money from shi..t

crazimax
crazimax

LONG LIVE PLAY, JUMP IN, NINTENDO (correct me if im wrong, but i don't recall nintendo having any catch phrases for their brand..anyways..if you're a true gamer and not a gaming racist, this is good news for nintendo..these are the people who would make negative comments in this article: KIDS, people that don't have extra expenses for another console if they have 360 or ps3 already, or people that ACTUALLY BELIEVE their negative comments actually carry weight and help drive sales lower, but in fact they just showing how retarded they are hahah

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

cant wait to see how the online friends code nonsense works with it.

MoreThot
MoreThot

of course they are going to nintendo now. They're losing buyers every year these days, so now they go to a "last ditch" effort to try and recover their losses. I saw this coming.

SolidTy
SolidTy

It won't bring current COD gamers from PC/PS360 unless it offers something substantially unique, but it may be nice for the Nintendo faithful.

 

My big concern with buying multiplats on the Wii U is Nintendo's Online setup.

 

My Wii U is for 1st Party and 3rd Party exclusives until I can test out what is going on with Nintendo. An online popular game like COD is make or break without decent online. Even if the online is exactly the same, that won't pull gamers from another machine, so Nintendo should be shooting for the stars with their MP setup.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Yay more unfounded speculation and rumour being passed off as "factual". You go Makuch!

GamerEye
GamerEye

Honesty, this is to be expected.  There is NO reason what so ever to why they can't put it onto the WiiU.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Call of duty Black ops 2 on the Wii U could help the launch of the "sixth Nintendo" But most people already have Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. So that second screen of the Wii U Gamepad has to factor in to set apart from the other versions. The Core and HardCore gamers that Nintendo hopes to recapture, Need a reason to buy into the new control concept.

Ronaldo27
Ronaldo27

The only reason I can imagine why Nintendo and Activision are holding this news is that they want to disclose Wii U price and launch date with a bang by showing a second bunch of Wii U games.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

If they don't allow a Wii-mote + Nunchuk setup like they did on the Wii, then I'll have zero interest.

thetravman
thetravman

If it's a launch game, that would benefit the console greatly.

100proofsoco
100proofsoco

That screen shot looks like it belongs in MW3...please o please be better than the GARBAGE that is MW3. I wouldnt pay 10 for MW3. I'm friggin pissed I bought it on day 1.

 

Treyarch all day.

blackothh
blackothh

so easy, a cavemen could do it

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

We may have to see an official confirmation to see whether this is true.

1592364780
1592364780

I'm disgusted!

Now Nintendo's giving in to the never condonable explicit gamers!

alvarokike
alvarokike

The only things they could do for the tablet controller is when you use the satellite to shoot missiles and maybe when using the remote controlled car, aside from that, I don't think a big tablet could be easier to play than a standard controller, but will see

: / 

DragonRift
DragonRift

Why is the announcement of an already multiplatform title hitting a console considered news?  Are you guys bored in your cubicles, and desperately fishing the web for an article to type up?

 

Here, let me give you a sarcastic finger-twirl with my middle finger.  :|

ballermat982
ballermat982

Wiimote+nunchuk will be the best controller for COD and any fps on the Wii U.

hector530
hector530

wasnt every COD also on wii? so is anyone surprised? either way it will still suck.

davidoats2
davidoats2

This game would like really nice on the Wii U.

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

Is anyone surprised?

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @crazimax 

"Now you're playing with power, Nintendo Power!" Back then when Nintendo always had the most powerful console, haha but yeah, even though I don't care for CoD (local mulitplayer is lots of fun, but online play does nothing for me, I want to see the face the person I own, or get owned by XD) if it helps boost Wii U sales, I have no problems :P

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @COPMAN221ISBACK 

To add, the 3DS's friend code system is like that so that's most likely how the Wii U will be.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @COPMAN221ISBACK 

The friend code most likely will be like XBL and PSN's username, not like how the Wii did it. Reggie Fils-Aime did say that it'll be a much more simple system.

NachoNutria
NachoNutria

 @MoreThot Its not hard to see a COD coming to a Nintendo console.... when all of them but MW2 has... Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition, Call of Duty: World at War, and Call of Duty 3 all came to the Wii.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

 @Megavideogamer The sad part is us gamers could probably think of a million great ideas for the second screen. Such as a mini map, that you can draw on to notify team mates of the location of the enemy, where they are headed, etc. location of snipers, claymores and other things you could think of. Or for controlling things like the little tank, while you see yourself on the main screen so you can be aware of your surroundings while controlling it. *got the idea from the baterrang off the batman E3 video*, sniper aiming... could make class selection/customization easier. and I'm sure you could think of some cool things too.

 

But instead I bet they just stick a non-interactive mini map on the thing and say "Look at what we did!"

Dragdar
Dragdar

 @Megavideogamer either they use that screen in a way that blows people away, or i dont see the motivation to switch

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abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Dr_Corndog 

They will most definitely do it since a selling point of the Wii U is being able to use every controller from the Wii on the system. 

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

 @alvarokike But it's a tablet with all input mechanisms of a standard controller, plus a touchscreen.  It can't be worse since at it's lowest point, they're equal.  I can't see how it could be anything but better on the WiiU controller.

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

 @DragonRift Why are you so heartbroken and life shattered over this?  You care too much about random articles on the internet.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

 @hector530

  Not Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but who cares except the Call of Duty fan girls and boys, since it is the exact same Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare every year.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Try using that Standerd Controller instead the Gamepad.

MoreThot
MoreThot

 @NachoNutria oh ok, so basically they've been planning ahead for people noticing how recycled CoD is. Thanks for clarifying that. =)

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

 @RPG_Fan_I_Am

 and if they do itll be the worst possible idea..... ive played COD and the last thing i want to be doing is taking my eyes off the screen to look at my hands when i could just glance at the corner of the screen and still see whats going on

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Senor_Kami 

Plus people are always saying how they don't want to tear their eyes away from the screen but the thing is I own a 3DS and for most the games that utilize the 2nd screen (DS games also), after a short time getting used to the 2nd screen, I can fully utilize it without really having to look down, the same thing is likely with the GamePad, especially if the weapons are mapped out on the 2nd screen so you'll eventually memorize where to press for a specific weapon.

alvarokike
alvarokike

 @Senor_Kami indeed, but as I said before, we'll see (i'm actually quite optimistic for this one :)

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

 @MoreThot So the use of the proper era guns, countries, languages etc were not historical?

MoreThot
MoreThot

 @SirNormanislost First off no one uses the actual name of a soldier in war unless its a documentary. Secondly i wasn't referring to WaW at all seeing as how treyarch has never done anything historical in their versions. nt though.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

 @MoreThot

 "They can't make up their own stuff since its historic"

 

erm are you trying to tell me that the story from WaW was completely 100% accurate from the perspective of a soldier that served in the war of the same name? or is it far more likely they made it up around real events? what im getting at here is they can chnage history in the game if they want to anyone can, go watch inglorious bastards

MoreThot
MoreThot

 @NachoNutria Yeah i know what you mean, I played CoD from their first release to CoD4 but after that it was over for me. However, there isn't much they can do with WWII anymore. They can't make up their own stuff since its historic, what they should have done is instead of melding every country ie. brit, german, russian, american all into the games at the same time, they should have broken it up. Eventually if CoD stays around long enough they will have to go futuristic (obviously lol). Personally I like the ARMA series and Red orchestra 2 for my WWII action. =)

NachoNutria
NachoNutria

 @MoreThot No objections there xD

I love COD games from Treyarch, but yeah, I can't help but feel how repetitive COD and all the other FPS games are getting. (specially Copy&Paste Warfare)... Too much guns lately... They could even return to World War II and would be a greater change that all they have benn doing lately