Call of Duty: Black Ops operating on DS

Activision confirms n-Space-developed portable version of Cold War-era shooter will ship alongside console, PC versions Nov. 9.

Activision is slowly but surely expanding the Call of Duty: Black Ops theater. In May, USA Today reported that the Treyarch-developed first-person shooter would arrive for the Wii, complementing previously announced versions for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Now, Activision has confirmed that a "companion" version of Black Ops is headed to Nintendo's DS as well, joining the other versions at retail on November 9.

Black Ops on the DS will probably feature a lower visual fidelity.

Developed by n-Space (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized), Black Ops on the DS will feature many of the same connected gaming experiences that gamers can expect from the console and PC versions. Namely, the portable Black Ops will offer two-player co-op as well as online competitive action for up to six. Single-player missions will also be augmented by Arcade and Challenge modes.

According to today's announcement, the DS game's storyline will see players assuming the role of a CIA-backed operative. A time period was not specifically mentioned, though it will likely share that of the other versions, which take place during the Cold War. Treyarch has been stingy with story details thus far, but the console versions will apparently feature such loaded locales as Cuba and Vietnam.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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93 comments
Lacon85
Lacon85

What the hell are you haters talking about ? CoD games on ds work great and don't say anything if you never played them on a dsi. Somethimes you gotta use your brains

dunl12496
dunl12496

All the others suck. Will this be different?

marshin7
marshin7

I can't wait for Nokia to get wind of this

marshin7
marshin7

why even make this like really

comandobee
comandobee

can u call it black ops if its not during the cold war and is not that similar to the console versions? probably not. the DS version should be different in things such as characters but setting, time period, what war, etc. should be the same

cacherskirl
cacherskirl

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cacherskirl
cacherskirl

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KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

8-Bit Call of Duty any one ???

hyperjayson
hyperjayson

they should make cod 4 for sega genesis

Gammet25
Gammet25

COD on DS wasnt bad at all.

MasterJ26
MasterJ26

lol SNES COD would be EPIC LOL

derekis007
derekis007

once I had a dream that Modern Warfare 2 came out for SNES

derekis007
derekis007

lol, COD ds......wow Activison, just WOW

derekis007
derekis007

what? no COD Black Ops for PSP, Iphone, or Itouch? (sarcasticly) shame on you Activison >:O

derekis007
derekis007

@shani_boy101 I laughed so hard when I read your comment. Soooooo true about Activison.

Xiosis
Xiosis

I hope this made from the ground up for the DS and not dumbed down for it.

Son_of_Bane
Son_of_Bane

COD + DS = Fail. They should stay at consoles and PC.

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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codymcclain13
codymcclain13

@xblane,well i gess its manley what u get use too.and i gess i cant say to much cuz i havent played a shooter on the pc sence black hawk down.lol.so maybe they have made it more ezy.but i perfer the sweet 360 controler's.i think its perfect for shooters.=] and of corse ppl ur talknig to a 360 fanboy so im always going ot say the 360 is better no matterwhat.lol but i do belive the ps3 has more power =[

daman246
daman246

cmon Fps on Ds are you kidding me Ds is more of a platform and RPG hand console

Nozizaki
Nozizaki

I'm considering the Wii version, but the DS is... maybe FPS' will work on the 3DS.

mkdoomfan2
mkdoomfan2

whats next Kotick? having to pay a fee for a game we have already bought, ha ha like that will ever happen!!! ...wait, OH WHAT THE F*&K!!!!!

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@sydneyfcrules1 simple, controling issues. The PSP had some FPS, but none of them adapted well with its control scheme, plus it`s more expensive to make a game for the PSP and sadly its sales have not been that great on NA and Europe.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

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Pete5506
Pete5506

I have hear of other Call of Duty games on the DS but I have never seen them at stores

sydneyfcrules1
sydneyfcrules1

how come they release awsome games like this on ds which has horrible graphics but they don't release them on psp which has way better graphics.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

How is this news? Seriously GS, this is ACTIVISION we're talking about here. They'll put a COD sticker on anything that moves.

mavdude410
mavdude410

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

how does everyone else let this guy BK still run Activision its beyond me...well i guess that pat check theyre getting helps

QWERTYCommander
QWERTYCommander

People who are dissing DS shooters have obviously never played any Renegade Kid games.

C00LK1DjeromE
C00LK1DjeromE

Wii's still waiting for their Modern Warfare 2.. :P

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

I'm glad I bought that bendy thumb-stylus, so I can stumble through another Call of Duty for the DS (kidding). While these games do stand as a testament to the DS's ability to handle FPS games, it isn't saying much. Everything from graphics to controls are underwhelming, and not suited for the platform. I love my Call of Duty on 360 or PS3, and that's where they belong. I also love my unique DS games that aren't possible on these next gen consoles, and probably play my DS more than all combined. Final observation: Own every game system, since they all offer something that the other doesn't. Have the best of all worlds.

acer_062
acer_062

Ooooooh look ... another cow to milk !!!!!!!

wexorian
wexorian

haaha cod on ds it's new and funny thye want many $$$ lol , coz they know that after what they done so they are selling on lot consoles , But ds? lol come on ds is not for fps it's for other kind games.

xblane
xblane

@codymcclain13, do you really believe that? my view: FPS's are a travesty on consoles when compared with the precision of a mouse

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

@cowmaster2k3 @codymcclain13 - I actually don't really see a difference in playing a game on the pc or consoles XD. A games a game. No matter what the game is for, you still have to get used to the controls. For me, that's the only difference. I do however, have to say that the pc gamers have a slight advantage. This is that the mouse is more precise then the analog sticks because of the room and sizes. Also, pc has more buttons, but i do have to say the controller is more comfortable (but that's an opinion :) ). On the DS Black Ops, no matter what it's for, I'm not getting it.

kingpaul123
kingpaul123

the jungle really looks like the jugle out of ''Avatar''

codymcclain13
codymcclain13

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mariostar0001
mariostar0001

n-space again? Come on, why can't we get a good DS shooter already?

Venom341
Venom341

At least this isn't as strange as X-men Origins was. Rated M for PS3 and 360, rated T for Ps2 and PSP, and rated E 10+ for the DS.

snake8304
snake8304

ANd this is how Activision try to gain more money,making a bad version of Cod Black ops for a crappy portable system.