‘Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified’ dated, “more focused on the multiplayer”

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The Vita-exclusive shooter, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, will be infiltrating handheld systems and downloadable markets November 13.

If that date looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same launch day of Black Ops 2 on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360. So, think of it as national Call of Duty day, which will be celebrated by both Treyarch and  Vita developer, Nihilistic Software.

The focus of this on-the-go experience is a bit difference from what’s found on home consoles, though. Speaking in an interview with Activision social media manager Dan Amrich on the One Of Swords blog, Robert Huebner, CEO of Nihilistic Software, explained some of the unique features in the Vita game.

Declassified is not about the big campaign storyline and huge cinematics, it’s more focused on the multiplayer essence of Call of Duty and bringing that to a portable device as completely as possible, and in bringing short, objective-based missions and score-driven gameplay with lighter story elements to create what we call the Operations missions,” Huebner said.

It will feel and look like a Call of Duty game, but it’s no clone. Expect a first-person shooter with its own unique flavor.

“The goal was not to make a product that is a port of any past or present Call of Duty game, but to make a tailored experience for the Vita that adds new content and new background about Woods and Mason’s careers for players who have played the original Black Ops and will almost certainly be picking up Black Ops 2,” Huebner said.

Look for this new experience next month.

Excited to see a team try something new with a Call of Duty game? Do you have a Vita to play it? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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