Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Set in "Dark, Twisted Future,' Zombies Will Return

Shooter coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4; Activision calls it "deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty game ever."

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Following yesterday's official announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, new information about the upcoming blockbuster shooter has emerged. The Call of Duty website's source code, originally spotted by Charlie Intel, reveals new details about the game's platforms, story, modes, and more.

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"Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the first title for next-gen hardware in the critically acclaimed Black Ops series," reads a line from the description, referencing Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is also likely to come to PC, though it's unclear if Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be supported this time around.

In terms of story, Black Ops III is set in a "dark, twisted future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the technology we created to stay ahead, in a world where cutting-edge military robotics define warfare."

We also have now learned that Black Ops III will feature three main modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. All of this comes together to deliver the "deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever," Activision writes. Black Ops III developer created the now-popular Zombies mode, delivering the first iteration of it in 2008's Call of Duty: World at War.

Meanwhile, the Treyarch Facebook page has recently been sharing news stories about biohacking, suggesting this may play some role in Black Ops III. Given the "new breed of Black Ops soldier" referenced above, this definitely sounds possible.

2010's original Black Ops was set primarily in the 1960s, while 2012's Black Ops II took place in the 1980s and 2025.

In addition, Twitter user ThaTiemsz has posted what they call official Black Ops III art (see above). This picture was apparently found on the Call of Duty website, though we've been unable to find it ourselves.

Activision plans to formally reveal more details about Black Ops III on Sunday, April 26. The game is due out this fall, and will be a follow-up to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

For more on Black Ops III, check out GameSpot's breakdown of the debut trailer where we dissect the various secrets hidden in the video.

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