Walmart pulls the PlayStation Vita game’s description but not before the eagle-eyed gaming community could spread the news regarding the plot details and features about the upcoming game.
Sony proudly announced that the Call of Duty franchise would be debuting on their second generation portable gaming console, the PlayStation Vita, later on this year with Black Ops: Declassified.
However, nothing apart from a single image of the game was given during the publisher’s E3 Press Conference, which led to plenty of speculation and hype regarding the game. Both Activision, the game’s publisher and Sony remained tight-lipped on the subject but may have to break their silence after a recent slip up by Walmart.
The US retailer listed the game on its website and was kind enough to add a description of the game’s plot as well as the fact that the game would feature the cooperative gameplay mode, Spec Ops.
The blurb has seen been removed from the website, however, the damage has been done as the full description can be found below:
“Before the future could be won, history had to be written. Exposing that story exclusively on PlayStation Vita, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified explores original fiction in the Call of Duty Black Ops universe with an all-new campaign of Special Ops missions.”
In essence the game is a prequel to the events leading up to Black Ops 2 and a sequel to the original Black Ops game. It seems to add some background to the events gamers will experience in the upcoming first-person shooter from Treyarch and is sure to attract the die-hard Call of Duty fan base to the PlayStation Vita.
The listing continued, “Optimized for gamers on-the-go, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified delivers the most intense handheld Call of Duty experience to date, including both Special Ops Story mode and Multiplayer combat tailored for the PS Vita.”
So apart from the single-player campaign set in the Black Ops universe, the game will also support online multiplayer as well as co-op making the series entry on to the Vita one to keep an eye on.
Many analysts predicted that the success of the PlayStation Vita depended on the content available to the end user and with titles such as Black Ops: Declassified and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, it seems that Sony will attract a broader gamer base to its second generation portable gaming console.
In fact, sales of the console almost tripled in Japan following the release of a popular series and one can expect the same to happen in other territories with the release of original triple-A content on the PlayStation Vita.
Yet what does the reader think? Is the game going to be an experience to remember or is the game just going to be half an attempt at adding a popular title to a console’s line-up in order to boost sales? Let us know in the comments section below.