Call of Duty: Black Ops II, also known as BO2, BLOPS II orCoD BO2, is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. This is the ninth main installment for the Call of Duty franchise, and was released on November 13, 2012. It is the direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops and was announced on May 1, 2012, during an NBA playoff game. It is the first game made by Treyarch to be set in the future, and also the first direct sequel produced for the series by the studio.
The game is also the first Call of Duty game for Nintendo’s Wii U console, and it was available for the Wii U’s launch day in North America, Europe, and Australia, whilst it was released on December 20, 2012 in Japan, which was 12 days after the console’s Japanese launch day, albeit the console received the Japanese dub version simultaneously with the other platforms on the same day.