The chronology of events leading up to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 spans more than 112 years. That makes the 10 minutes it takes to watch this video recapping it seem like a bargain, no?
Seriously, gang, this is 10 minutes of reading text. That is what you are signing up for. It's significant that this was published on developing studio Treyarch's YouTube account and not Call of Duty's, because 10 minutes of reading comports with no known effective advertising strategy in the Western world.
Anyway, here's the briefing to get you ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, launching Nov. 6 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more, see our preview video from a month ago below.