I’m sure more than a few gallons of cumulative water were spat at the screen when people the world over were stunned at the inclusion of horses in the Black Ops 2 reveal trailer. I mean, it’s the future we’re talking about here; by then I think jets and tanks would be more effective and leave less poop to scoop. However, it’s recently been revealed that their role in the game is justified.

Turns out, the game will contain a flashback mission set during the Soviet War in Afghanistan, in which you will play as a soldier aiding the Mujahideen against Soviet forces. The conflict was set during the Cold War, so it’s a good bet that some characters from the first Black Ops will return or even be playable. According to sources, a real-life horse was actually motion-captured for the game, as can be seen above. As such, you can probably expect some terrific animations for the in-game mounts.

Who here is looking forward to pulling the reigns on these bad boys? Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will hit shelves this November for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@onlysp.escapistmagazine.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. I'm actually looking forward to playing this one. I enjoyed the 1st Blops over MW3. I already preordered it too.

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