Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Might Have Dead Ops Arcade 2 – A Sequel Within a Sequel of a Sequel

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is probably going to be this Christmas’ biggest game, and if the multiplayer beta we tried out is anything to go by, then rightly so.

Treyarch is doing something a little different with Black Ops 3 by making the campaign a co-op affair. Nice enough idea, but we’ll leave our judgment until we’ve played through it.

Ever since Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War, we’ve kind of missed the co-op, but it wasn’t until the first Black Ops game that we got something really out of left field: Dead Ops Arcade. It was a surprise hit with players back when it was discovered, and we’re still partial for a few rounds every now and again.

Dead Ops Arcade was a mini-game within the game. You controlled your solider from a top-down perspective while killing off zombies in a traditional twin-stick shooter style. It was all very arcadey and extremely silly, but enormously fun.

For reasons unknown, Dead Ops Arcade didn’t make a return in Black Ops 2, but it looks like we’re getting the sequel we didn’t even know we wanted with Black Ops 3. A sequel, within a sequel of a sequel. Sequel-ception?

The trophy list for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has been posted online and within the list one trophy stands out in particular. The trophy is named ‘Silverback in Black’ and the description reads:

Hack the Data Vault and brace yourself for Cyber’s Avengening in Dead Ops Arcade 2.

So, it certainly sound like it’s going to be in there somewhere. Your host here is actually hoping it’s a bit more playable over remote play than the online-multiplayer will be. Call of Duty won’t be getting a full release on the PS Vita any time soon, and despite remote play being a beasty function, traditional first-person shooters tend to suffer a bit due to the PS Vita’s less-than-amazing sticks, but they’d be decent enough for a twin-stick shooter.

The rest of the trophies are pretty straightforward and don’t really give anything away, though there does seem to be less focus on the online-multiplayer. Good? Bad? Let us know what you think down below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 releases on November 6th for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, though the last-gen releases will only come with multiplayer and zombies – no single-player.

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