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Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:58:49 PM »

The future is Black on Nintendo's new system.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/31711

Activision finally confirmed that Call of Duty Black Ops II is coming to Wii U at the Nintendo Direct event today in New York City.

Although there have been various rumours since the game was announced for other platforms earlier this year, this is the first time Activision has officially acknowledged the existence of a Wii U version of the game.

The latest outing from Treyarch, Black Ops II takes the venerable series in a different direction, bringing the frenetic FPS action of prior games into a futuristic setting. The Wii U version can be controlled with the Wii U GamePad, the Pro Controller or the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, and includes unique local mulitplayer features that allows one player to use the TV while another uses the GamePad, eliminating the need for split-screen.

Call of Duty Black Ops II will be released for Wii U during the system's launch window.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 04:23:57 PM »
Wasn't it confirmed that the Pro Control is also compatible?
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 04:26:58 PM »
Wasn't it confirmed that the Pro Control is also compatible?
Well, in the US presentation developer used Wii U pro controller.

Or you mean Wii Classic Pro?

By the way, i literally made a fist pump and said yes out loud when they said they are keeping IR pointing in.

You're awesome, Treyarch.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 04:30:56 PM »
Updated the article. Thanks.
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 04:43:20 PM »
Very happy with the Wiimote option! I think I will attempt to thoroughly play with the Upad and the Wiimote to see which keeps me more competitive online.
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 04:47:35 PM »
Amazon has a release date of 11/13/12.  So I guess you can get the game before the system and be ready to play the moment you get it home.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 05:15:47 PM »
Also, according to Amazon, you will be able to use gamepad, wiimote, classic controller pro and Wii U pro controller.  It also looks like you can switch on the fly to the different controllers if you like.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 10:23:17 PM »
Amazon has a release date of 11/13/12.

It looks like they changed the Wii U version release date to December 31, 2012.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 10:33:27 PM »
Glad to hear about the Wii mote controls. I was willing to deal with dual analog in the end because there is a lot of new stuff being done with the game. That or I was going to go with the PC version. However now I have no reason to not get the Wii U version and will be keeping my preorder.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 11:46:09 PM »
Yeah, the biggest lost promise of the Wii was the lack of wide spread demand/adulation for properly implemented IR controls for shooters. They ruined me for dual analog games on the 360, and I've never felt particularly comfortable using a keyboard and mouse to play games. The IR controls actually friggin' replicate the proposed experience, instead of being totally sloppy (dual analog) or way too twitchy (mouse and keyboard). I kind of doubt it will make it long into the Wii U's lifecycle, particularly as I don't see another Metroid Prime game materializing, but good on Treyarch nonetheless.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 12:21:57 AM »
By the way, i literally made a fist pump and said yes out loud when they said they are keeping IR pointing in.

Very happy with the Wiimote option!

Glad to hear about the Wii mote controls. I was willing to deal with dual analog in the end because there is a lot of new stuff being done with the game.

Yeah, the biggest lost promise of the Wii was the lack of wide spread demand/adulation for properly implemented IR controls for shooters. They ruined me for dual analog games on the 360, and I've never felt particularly comfortable using a keyboard and mouse to play games. The IR controls actually friggin' replicate the proposed experience, instead of being totally sloppy (dual analog) or way too twitchy (mouse and keyboard). I kind of doubt it will make it long into the Wii U's lifecycle, particularly as I don't see another Metroid Prime game materializing, but good on Treyarch nonetheless.

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 12:30:42 AM »
I will get this game, but it will be my first and last one for 2 or 3 years. I don't know how people can keep picking these up year after year. I like when a heavily competitive multiplayer game is on the market for a few years to develop. You know before a large chunk of those people move on to the next iteration.

How is Halo's multiplayer? Seems like all I ever hear about now is CoD.
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 02:46:59 AM »
What could possibly be better than playing Black Ops II on a Black Wii U?
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 04:06:36 AM »
There weren't many details given about the Wii U version of Black Ops II, so it's entirely possible this is a feature, but I hope the GamePad will be used for the Strike Force missions. Those are the missions Treyarch talked about when the game was announced, the ones where you control an entire team of soldiers and can switch between different "units" on the fly. That sounds like it would work perfectly with the GamePad - you could have a bird's-eye map and you tap on the icons to change who you are controlling.
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 01:54:01 PM »
What could possibly be better than playing Black Ops II on a Black Wii U?

BlackNMild playing Black Ops II on a Black Wii U?

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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops II Officially Confirmed for Wii U
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2012, 06:48:03 PM »
What could possibly be better than playing Black Ops II on a Black Wii U?

BlackNMild playing Black Ops II on a Black Wii U?

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