Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reveal trailer feels familiar

Black Ops 3 Reveal Trailer

If you got a strong sense of déjà vu from the first teaser for this year's Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, we can't blame you – the 'augmented soldier' premise for the game sounds an awful lot like Deus Ex: Human Revolution and its recently announced follow-up, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Now, the full reveal trailer is here, and we can also add a number of other titles to the list of games it obviously takes inspiration from, such as Titanfall, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect and more.

Set to The Rolling Stones classic 'Paint it Black' (add Guitar Hero to the list?), the trailer gives us a good look at Black Ops 3's futuristic gameplay, which involves boosting, wall running, power sliding, drones, robotic appendages and special augment-related abilities.

Robot dogs not yet confirmed

As always, developer Treyarch will be kicking things into high gear when it comes to multiplayer, with a confirmed four-player co-op mode, a Zombies mode, and the introduction of Specialists.

Rather than play as a standard soldier, you now choose a Specialist character that comes equipped with a unique weapon, such as a killer robot or a massive 'one shot kill' revolver (Destiny?), and a unique ability, like being able to travel back in time for a few seconds, or the power to see through walls.

Watch the trailer below, which confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's release date as November 6, 2015.

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Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

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