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The producer Activision unveiled today (Friday 30th) the first trailer of the new game in the series “Call of Duty”. “Black Ops” to be released on November 9th to the United States will take the player on missions that passes between the end of World War II and the Cold War.
Developed by Treyarch studio, the new game will attempt to continue the success of the franchise after “Modern Warfare 2″, released last year and broke all sales records.
The title of the first-person shooter genre has been in production since the late 2008 and is the first game of the series that will be part of a new plan Activision’s strategy to use the “Call of Duty” in other media digital.
According to Nintendo’s Tuesday announcement, the 3DS will boast 3D gaming capability without requiring users to wear “any special glasses” to play titles.
The company said that the 3DS will “succeed [the] ‘Nintendo DS series.’” Perhaps most importantly, the 3DS will boast backward compatibility, allowing users to play games originally built for the Nintendo DS or DSi.
Nintendo was stingy with details. It didn’t indicate how the 3D functionality would work with the 3DS. It also failed to mention how much the console would cost or what games would ship with it. Nintendo plans to offer full details on the 3DS at the E3 show in June. The company declined to comment further.
Streaming from the online move-rental service will go live on Nintendo’s console this spring, according to a joint announcement on Wednesday. As with the competing consoles, the service will be available at no additional cost for Netflix subscribers with unlimited plans, which start at $8.99 per month.
Like with the Sony PlayStation 3, which added Netflix streaming last fall, Nintendo Wii owners will need a free, instant-streaming disc from Netflix to access content. Using the disc may be annoying to some people since they must pop it into their Wii drive to access Netflix’s stream.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360, the first console to get Netflix streaming, requires no extra disc. However, Microsoft does require an Xbox Live gold membership, which costs $50 a year, to access the Netflix service.
Wii owners can start reserving their instant-streaming disc now on Netflix’s Wii page.