The more we see of Black Ops 2, the more it becomes apparent that Treyarch are flexing their creative sternocleidomastoid muscles like never before. There’s the thuggish sci-fi of the main campaign of course, and a chance to see the US in flames from the cool-kid back seat of a school bus in zombie co-op Tranzit. But Nuketown 2025 is the most imaginative workout of the lot – a future reimagining of the popular Black Ops map which channels ‘50s consumerism, of all things.
As of now, Nuketown isn’t a part of the game proper. It’s available with a pre-order, but a pre-order’s only available with hard cash and a lot of faith. Here’s a box, containing 48 seconds with all the information you’ll need to decide whether 2025’s worth it:
Potshots over picket fences. C4 over sandwiches. Will you be duking dutifully in the ‘Model Home of the Future’?