The other day we reported that there was a brief teaser trailer for Nuketown 2025, and it really was just that—a thirty-second promo which told us very little except that the ends of matches will feature a nuclear detonation, just as they did in the original classic Nuketown map. For those of you who don’t already know, Nuketown was a map which was included in the first Black Ops game. Back by popular demand, it’s making an appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in the new guise of Nuketown 2025. The reboot of the map is included as a free bonus in pre-order copies of the game.
From the trailer, we can see that the map setting is a 1960s retro-futurist exhibit for the “Model Home of the Future,” such as you might have found at an amusement park or such back in the day. We get to see a bit of the game play as well as the setting, complete with a retro-futurist suburban home and some shiny classic cars outside in the driveway.
How can you ensure that you get Nuketown 2025 for free? Just pre-order the game between now and release day (November 13th, coming up fast). When you pre-order, you’ll also get access to DoubleXP weekend, which will help you to Prestige up faster than other players! It’s a great way to get an edge and to check out more of the cool features of the game sooner than everyone else. When you pre-order from Amazon you also get an exclusive backstory for Kindle which lets you learn more about the villain in the single-player campaign, Raul Menendez. If you don’t pre-order, you’ll miss out on all this fun and you’ll also have to pay extra if you want to download the Nuketown 2025 map (which we’re assuming will eventually be available as DLC).
The Hardened Edition is still available to pre-order as well. It doesn’t cost a whole lot more, but you get even more cool bonuses when you order. It’s a limited edition that is packaged in a steelbook case, and comes with the official soundtrack by Jack Wall and Trent Reznor, exclusive avatar props, weapon camo, multiplayer card background, zombies player card background, collectible challenge coins (which give you access to exclusive DLC), and an additional version of the Nuketown map, Nuketown Zombies. Just keep in mind you only have about a week and a half left to pre-order, and then it will be time to jump into the action!