Activision continues its attempt to glamorize war in this trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Last year Activision marketed Modern Warfare 3 with the help of The Rolling Stones and this year they’re continuing the rock ‘n’ roll trend by collaborating with AC/DC.
Now that I think about it, I can’t say I’m that surprised. I can picture the marketing department’s meeting: “What song best suits Black Ops 2? Black Night? Paint it Black? Black Dog? Blackened? Oh, I’ve got it! AC/DC’s Back in Black.” It’s pretty much the most obvious choice available when you think about it.
However, this doesn’t mean I approve. It’s another non-nonsensical attempt to glorify and glamorize war complete with a plethora of explosions, shoot-outs and angry middle easterners (the bad guys) of whom we’re supposed to loathe; all of which should be met with contempt.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision will be released on November 13th for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Black Ops 2 will also be a launch title for Nintendo’s Wii U which releases on November 18th in North America and November 30th in Europe.