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Activision drops new trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

The upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will feature Yuri Bezmenov, a real-world Soviet KGB informant that defected to the West in 1970. (Image via Call of Duty YouTube)
The upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will feature Yuri Bezmenov, a real-world Soviet KGB informant that defected to the West in 1970. (Image via Call of Duty YouTube)
The first teaser trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War hit YouTube. The trailer features footage from a real-world interview of Soviet defector and ex-KGB informant Yuri Bezmenov and urges players to know their history lest they be doomed to repeat it.
Sam Medley,

The first teaser trailer for the next Call of Duty game landed on YouTube today, and it looks like the next game will be based on the Cold War.

The two-minute trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War mainly consists of a real-world television interview with Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB informant that defected to Canada in 1970, interspersed with stock footage of 1960's and 1970's America. The game will apparently focus on a spy with the codename of “Perseus.” 

In the real world, Perseus was a Soviet spy mentioned by the CIA who was believed to be one of four Soviets that infiltrated the Manhattan Project during World War II. The Manhattan Project was the secretive U.S. project that developed that atomic bomb at Los Alamos. Perseus is believed to have stolen nuclear secrets for the Soviets. 

In the game, Bezmenov warns that Perseus has “infiltrated Western intelligence” in an effort to “subvert the U.S. to ensure Soviet dominance in the Arms Race.” 

Activision says the game is based on real events and urges players to “know your history or be doomed to repeat it.” Little else is known about the game at this point, though Activision has said it will release gameplay footage and more information on August 26.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is currently being developed by Treyarch and Raven Software and will be published by Activision. The release date is not yet known.

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Sam Medley, 2020-08-21 (Update: 2020-08-21)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.