Well, let’s just start of this post with a little bit about how we all love rumors surrounding the hottest gadgets and even video games that hit the web. The rumor that I am speaking of includes the new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 game that is set to arrive just in time for Christmas of this year. No, the rumor is not regarding whether or not they will finally balance out the 8 year old whiners with the 30-something master Call of Duty gamers, it has more to do with what consoles it will be available on. With the announcement of the new Nintendo Wii U console, many are wondering what kind of big time games will be available on it, that is where Call of Duty Black Ops 2 comes in.
Some boring industry analysts claim that the game, made by Activision, will be partnering up with Nintendo “sooner than later”. How is that for some exact analytic mumbo jumbo? The Nintendo Wii U is set to revolutionize the “hardcore” gaming world, at least according to those that work for Nintendo. The issue with that is the gamers, the ones with the money, are the ones that will decide whether your console is worth spending any money on let alone hours of “hardcore” gaming time while it sits right next to my juiced up Xbox 360. Another expert from Stern Agee says that the game will launch during holiday shopping season and “should contribute to incremental sales of the title and also the Wii U console.”
That sounds all fine and dandy, but why can’t we ever just get the update right from the horses mouth? Nintendo will most likely make the call here, but when? Even if the game ends up on the Nintendo Wii U, what is to say that it will take all of the Xbox Live subscribers away from Microsoft? What is the Nintendo Wii U going to offer that could possibly be a better gaming experience? Nintendo has barely talked about any online component with the new console, but some say that it will be less user friendly. If that is the case, the gamers are not going to be flocking anywhere near the console by Christmas. The online interface for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are very easy to use and most consumers are already familiar with it.
It will be interesting to watch how Nintendo fares after the launch of the new console, especially if the company cannot land any real big name game franchises. The “childish” more “cartoon-like” games that cater to the younger, casual family gamers are more likely in my opinion.