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No Zombies in Black Ops: Declassified For PS Vita

According to Activision’s Dan Amrich, there will be NO Zombies in Black Ops: Declassified for PS Vita.

Woe is me! Zombies was one of the most played feature in Black Ops for PS3 and Xbox 360. Not only was it hectic and pulse-pounding, it also forced COD players (who aren’t known for their teamwork skills) to band together to face the undead threat.

It seems that the Vita exclusive Call of Duty game (developed by Nihilistic Software) needed to deliver on providing gamers with a strong singleplayer experience as well as a multiplayer suite that almost-but-not-quite replicates that of it’s console brethren. The game will be locked at 30 frames per second (FPS); multiplayer will feature smaller maps to accommodate eight players (4 versus 4), a much smaller number compared to the 18 players on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Hit the jump to read more.

No Zombies, but there’s a new campaign and multiplayer designed for players on the go.

According to Amrich:

“This is the first Call of Duty game on Vita, and it needs to deliver on its core strengths — arguably, multiplayer gaming with twin-stick controls in a portable format. That’s the core experience, and that simply needs to come first. There’s always a list of things you want to do and things you need to do, and at the end of the day, realistic goals are the ones that people actually attain.”

COD Zombies fans need not be too disheartened as Nihilistic Software has introduced a feature that’s a little bit like Zombies in Hostiles Mode. Basically, it’s a game mode that tasks lone players to take down waves after waves of enemies. It’s no Zombies mode, but at least it’s got players shooting at endless waves of enemies I guess.

Anyway, here’s what you’ll do get when you purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for the PS Vita:

  • Wi-Fi 4 versus 4 multiplayer gameplay on Free-For-All, Kill Confirmed, Team Deathmatch and Dropzone modes.
  • Utilize classic COD multiplayer features like Care Packages, Challenges, Create-a-Class, Killstreaks, Perks, Prestiging, XP and more.
  • Choose from lethal and tactical grenades, and a variety weapons and attachments.
  • An exclusive installment in the COD Black OPS series told through a series of single player objective-based operations, along with Survival and Time Trial Missions.
  • Touch screen controls for tossing grenades and melee attacks.

Don’t get me wrong, Zombies or not, I’m still excited to play Black Ops Declassified. I’m a big FPS fan and I’ve been craving for a great shooter on my PS Vita (since Resistance: Burning Skies was underwhelming) that provides fun single and multiplayer gaming on-the-go.

Will you be getting Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for the Vita? Let us know in the comment section below.

(Source: One of Swords)

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About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming. http://jtmgames.com/

Posted on October 8, 2012, in Gaming News and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Good, zombies suck. There’s no reason for it in the home systems either.

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