'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' on Wii U: The goods and the 'no comments'

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the "one more thing" announcement at today's Nintendo press event in New York City. The latest iteration of the most popular series on the planet will include a few features exclusive to the Wii U, most notably a two-player mode that allows one player to play off a television screen while the other player uses the Wii U's second screen control pad.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the "one more thing" announcement at today's Nintendo press event in New York City. The latest iteration of the most popular series on the planet will include a few features exclusive to the Wii U, most notably a two-player mode that allows one player to play off a television screen while the other player uses the Wii U's second screen control pad.

Additional details are sparse. During our interview with an Activision representative, we were told the company is not ready to reveal information pertaining to online multiplayer. Another publicist has confirmed 60 frames per second is still the goal for developer Treyarch, the exception possibly being the dual-screen multiplayer mode. At the moment, the game does not appear to be running at 60 frames per second in multiplayer with a GamePad. We did not have a chance to test single-player.

We can confirm the game will offer up to four-player split-screen multiplayer on a television, or two-player local multiplayer when using the GamePad.

The game looked and felt like Call of Duty. Adapting to the right analogue stick, located above the face buttons rather than below them, felt unusual after playing the game on other consoles. That may be a problem for longtime fans, but it's possible Activision is targeting new players, not old with a Nintendo release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be available on the Nintendo Wii U at some point during the five-month launch window that begins on November 18th.

(The screenshot is not from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U. No screens are currently available.)

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