UPDATE: Treyarch has now teased a two year anniversary of a Hurricane Erin, which (within the game’s fiction), took place two years ago.

The busy streets of Singapore fell silent today as the nation paused to remember the two-year anniversary of the devastating superstorm, Hurricane Erin. The loss of life was catastrophic, marking one of the worst natural disasters in the island nation’s history.

The “perfect storm” brought with it a storm tide, a storm surge coinciding with high tide that arrived on the coast 16 feet higher than mean sea level, overcoming coastal defenses and driving inland as an inexorable wall of water more than 6 feet high.

Original Story:

Activision and Treyarch seem to be teasing something about Black Ops 3’s campaign. Today, a new blog post went live on the Call of Duty site talking about some Korean Pop Group called Aegyo Generation.

Korean pop group Aegyo Generation kicked off their world tour in Seoul, South Korea last night to a crowd of over 400,000 fans. This first show kicks off their four-leg Dae-bak stadium tour, consisting of over 210 shows and boasting the world’s first neon animatronic zoo, complete with an 80-foot robotic crystal giraffe.

It’s not clear exactly what relation to the game this has yet…stay tuned.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

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  • LovekillerX

    First!

    • LovekillerX, you’ve been here for a long time. You should know by now that the proper first comment is declared by saying “furst”. -_-

      • LovekillerX

        Hey I’m showing how to write proper English although my main language isn’t English.

        • But for the title of furst you should use proper Dolan, it’s a CI tradition. 😉

          • littleboys

            And its also a little kid stupid tradition

          • Lmao! You must be new here. All supporters of Dolan ARE NOT little kids, and are very intelligent beings. Dolan is our second way to communicate, a way to relate to one and other. And if you sir can’t understand that, well so be it.

          • Kyle Soule

            You know you dont always HAVE to be 100% serious 100% of the time, right?

    • jordanxbrookes

      *Furst

  • fires

    confirmed K-pop specialist with neon animatronic giraffe

  • Ak74u

    Reminds me of that encore map from bo2 hope it comes back as a remake it was a good map

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Don’t know about Black Ops 3.

  • Guywithbrains

    So when we can expect to get more information about this and generally about the campaign? For example Call of Duty: Ghosts story trailer got released 9/10/2013 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer got released 7/29/2014.

    • LovekillerX

      Better come up soon or people (at least those who really wait for campaign) really start to worry about the story…

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        I’d rather them sacrifice story for gameplay. Military Shooters aren’t supposed to have in-depth stories. I’d just play a game like Bioshock.

        • RdJokr

          “Military Shooters aren’t supposed to have in-depth stories.”
          The old Medal of Honor games would like to have a word with you.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            In the grand scheme of things, no Military Shooter has had a wide range of story elements. It can’t happen, at least on a professional level. I see it as a joke. If you want story, go play an RPG, or multi-genre FPS’s like Bioshock. Call of Duty is about its gameplay. Story-based Military Shooters are usually nearly on-rails the entire way through. *COUGH* Black Ops.

          • RdJokr

            And Bioshock isn’t on-rails? Please, aside from the wide array of abilities, that game is about as scripted and on-rails as any other COD game.

            I agree that not every game needs a good story, but for Call of Duty, a franchise that is known for its action-packed Hollywood-style campaign, it needs to have at least a Hollywood-quality story. And who says COD games don’t have in-depth stories? Please, the intel section of Black Ops 1 laughs at your claim. Treyarch cares about crafting a deep, detailed lore. They don’t just make campaigns for the sake of having one, that’s what DICE does with Battlefield.

            Just because it’s a military shooter does not mean I shouldn’t expect a good story out of it. If the developers choose to make one for their game, then I fully expect it to be of great quality.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Bioshock isn’t as nearly ‘on-rails’ as Call of Duty is. I’ll use your Black Ops 1 example; you weren’t literally taken control away from you in games like Bioshock. What does that remind you of? Oh, the first 5 minutes of Black Ops 1, where your walking was restricted to automatic driving, with literal on-rails shooting sequences. When you have a non-open world game like Bioshock (that isn’t limited to a military setting), linearity is expected, but not nearly executed to the same point of a Military FPS like CoD. Bioshock has more freedom in its gameplay and has more substance in its storytelling, due to its lack of limitations of its genre/sub-genre. It’s as simple as that. However, I do understand your logic.

            Think about what you just wrote. “but for Call of Duty, a franchise that is known for its action-packed
            Hollywood-style campaign, it needs to have at least a Hollywood-quality
            story.” How would mindless over-the-top Action and explosions have ‘lore’-types of quality in storytelling (besides having to pick up items like Intel lore tidbits, which are fine)? That seems a bit redundant. My logic is that it needs only so much story in order to build a premise. That’s all that I subjectively believe that CoD is entitled to. I think it’s great that you find lore through Intel. BO1 arguably had the most in-depth story in CoD history. Why? Because they pushed the envelop. They pushed PASSED its genre limitations through Science-Fiction-like storytelling (i.e. brainwashing). It really just depends on the tone that they set for the games. In regards to basic premises, BO3 seems to have something worthy of actually playing the Singleplayer for other than the gameplay, in some respect. In a way, this discussion is somewhat moot, because Black Ops 3 is different in regards to its gameplay structure. It has a linear, non-Open World design, but opened the levels up and added more RPG elements. THAT is why Black Ops 3 excites me, because, although it’s still technically linear, they are actually, genuinely trying a new approach in their Singleplayer design.

            I disagree. I think that not expecting a good story is completely the case, at least one with the genre’s standard. I’m just stating that it’s not a requirement, because Call of Duty depends on smooth gameplay mechanics. I think it’d be interesting to have a Multiplayer-like experience, in regards to freedom and replayability in Black Ops 3. I hope they create a mutual balance and set of tone for Black Ops 3 so that everyone is satisfied. I’m arguing because I think that I’d appreciate and enjoy Black Ops 3’s Singleplayer regardless, because of its focus of, I’ll re-iterate, freedom and replayability.

          • Daniel

            You know nothing about CoD then

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Wrong. I’ve been playing CoD since CoD 4. Only in Black Ops did they really try with the story, and still fell flat with its predictability and AWFUL on-rails linearity. CoD 4 arguably had the best overall war story. Still, Military Shooters don’t require a good story, nor does Black Ops 3. I prefer open levels. It’ll be like Uncharted 4, in a way.

          • MW3 sorta did.

          • RdJokr

            MW3 was pretty meh for me. I just don’t feel connected to the MW games as I would with the BO games. Mostly because when I play BO, I feel my character is actually there, and not just a random generic soldier with no voice (thank God Treyarch decided to give Mason a voice).

            Granted, BO3 will go with the random generic soldier, but at least he/she is customizable, and still has a voice.

          • In MW3 most of the people yo u played as talked when you weren’t playing as them

          • RdJokr

            Which was one of my main gripes when playing any COD games besides Black Ops. Fuck silent protagonists, I want talkative characters that actually contribute to the story.

          • They were talkative and contributed to the story, they just didnt talk ingame.

          • RdJokr

            Yuri and Soap, I agree, because at least they were made into NPCs, so they had to contribute in some way. But then you have guys like Frost and Roach, who are easily replaceable. And whoever the fuck Ghosts’ protagonist was, I forgot his name (he’s that forgettable to me).

            Mitchell in AW was tolerable, because at least he’s got a special relationship with Irons. But all in all, main protagonists in FPS games need to be more involved with the story, and not just a voiceless figure being told to do this and do that without questioning anything.

          • Trinityvitaliaty

            *15 year old boy buys PS2
            *15 year old boy buys Medal of Honor Rising sun.
            *24 year old man stays up at night wondering whatever happened to fps shooter campaigns.

        • Fucker

          I bet you pretend that bioshock had a good story because you couldn’t understand it. That entire game’s plot is a result of throwing shit at a wall and going with what stuck.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            At least it has a story, unlike many Shooters. That series is among the best in its genre. Sure, a game about an underwater or up-in-the-sky city is ‘throwing shit at a wall’, and a story that’s, essentially, mindless shooting in most games deserves a story? You get what you get from a Military Shooter. Treyarch doesn’t have to try in order to create a good CoD Singleplayer experience.

          • fires

            bioshock… infinite. Its like people forget about the first 2 games, and minerva’s den. FUCK YOU LEVINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

        • ScOott

          So our guy is supposed to be a generic solider and just kill a load of people for no reason, and we shouldn’t care if he dies or not? That’s what your saying .. Destiny tried a none story.. That turned out perfect *face palm* don’t understand why u keep saying this ..

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Precisely. There’s no need to want a story in this game. They are beyond limited with what they can conceive. Your description pretty much sums up every FPS in existence. Yes, Call of Duty doesn’t *have* to have an in-depth story in order to be up to our standards of “good.” You want story? Play an RPG. Plain in simple. That’s where you’ll get most of your ‘stories’, and they’ll be better than anything Treyarch will write for Black Ops3. Destiny was a failed RPG and is a good example of a game with poor execution IN GENERAL, not just in story. You want everything to be damn-near on-rails again? That’s what will happen (*COUGH* Black Ops *COUGH). I’m not playing Advanced Warfare for another year in a row. Oh wait, we’ve technically been playing the exact same game for years.

          • ScOott

            Having a few cut scenes here and there, giving the player a purposes for playing the game is essential, Yh gamplay is very important but still has to be a reason there to play a campagin.. Other wise go play multiplayer.. Your logic of RPG Is the only thing that warrents a story is stupid imo..

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I’ll re-iterate my arguments from my discussion with RdJokr. This discussion is pretty much moot, because of the fact that Treyarch is taking a completely different design approach in Black Ops 3, specifically, in this case, its Singleplayer. Instead of the linear gameplay structure that we’re used to, Treyarch, instead, decided to completely redo its design, through keeping the linear gameplay, but opening up the levels more, and adding more RPG elements. THAT is why I want Black Ops 3 in my hands. Their emphasis on freedom and replayability, a Multiplayer-like experience, does nothing but interest me. I entirely agree with your statement on giving the player a reason for playing the game. AKA having a basic premise. Although I never claimed that Black Ops 3 doesn’t need some sort of premise in order to compliment the gameplay.

            Technically speaking, an RPG being the MAIN warrant of a story is logical (I think calling me stupid is extreme, to be honest). An RPG entirely depends on an in-depth lore-based storytelling component in order to immerse the player, which is why I love them so much. Plus their complimentary gameplay elements of leveling up and getting stronger/becoming more powerful gives more of a compelling experience, in my opinion. However, the flaw that I found in my logic, is the fact that Call of Duty has ALWAYS had RPG elements through its storytelling (as in, YOU completely determine the outcome of the game, and games like BO2, AW, and BO3 have level-up systems). I appreciate your comment, however.

          • Guest

            Cut back on all of the salt in your diet sir. Are you menstruating?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Did your parents throw you at a wall or something? Where does my comment read as ‘salty’ to you? Your trolling won’t work on me, child.

          • Snafflelophagus

            Destiny’s “none story”? Oryx would like a word with you.

            Yes there is (sometimes) a great story hidden somewhere in CoD, but the emphasis on execution and gameplay (multiplayer is the cash cow – what does that tell you?) has always foreshadowed the quality story-wise.

            TLDR; CoD story has it’s moments albeit inconsistently executed

            cc. RdJokr

        • Thomas the TankSwag

          Id rather have a good story than good gameplay in a campaign.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Elaborate, because Singleplayer games can depend on both, depending on the genre. A Military FPS like Call of Duty doesn’t require a good story. It entirely depends on its smooth gameplay, which is Black Ops 3’s focus. I prefer a good story over an over-the-top Singleplayer experience that makes no sense and is amateurly written (*cough* Advanced Warfare). In your mind, Michael Bay explosions and linear gameplay are considered ‘good storytelling’? I can agree with the notion of a basic foundation of a story, but there’s only so much story that you can put into a linear Singleplayer with open levels that are more freedom-driven than normal. I’d rather have a good, replayable gameplay experience, than some over-the-top story with no finesse.

            All in all, I wouldn’t be mad if Black Ops 3 somehow had a good storyline. I’m just saying that it’s not needed/shouldn’t have to be a priority. In some cases, the value that you can get out of a game like Call of Duty, with more than one mode, requires some sort of storyline standard (as in, at least have a premise), and that’s where we can agree.

        • Daniel

          Sorry to be rude but fuck you.
          So far all 3 black ops games(including WaW) had amazing flawless stories w/ alot of in depth
          If bo3 fucks this up, Im gonna be pissed forever

          • Amazing, flawless stories?
            You must be very young.

        • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

          There’s a rumor a Bioshock collection is coming the fall or early next year for ps4/Xbox on. 🙂

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I saw that. Quite interesting. It has me quite excited.

    • RdJokr

      We still have 10 days left in September. They could probably drop a trailer on us next week.

    • Kobrah

      Wow, I can never get used the the American data layout

      • Guywithbrains

        I am from Europe but I thought many people here are from US. That is why I put it that way.

      • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

        Hey, don’t start complaining about our measurement system too! 🙂 JK

        • Kobrah

          Don’t get me started!

  • 80ftCrystalGiraffe

    I totally want an 80 foot robotic crystal giraffe now. Thanks, Treyarch.

  • ScOott

    Am I missing something? How did u get from the article “teasing something about the campaign”?

    • That’s the most logical link. Sounds similar to the Cordis Die Youtube channel stuff

      • ScOott

        The what ? I thought the most logical thing would be a soundtrack :-s *shrugs shoulders* when CI normally assume something they tend to get it right .. Il go with it..

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__F0okDFRDQ

          This is an official channel from COD. So it’s something that shows up in the game and also exists online, so maybe we could find some of their songs or a website in future

          • jordanxbrookes

            CORDIS DIE!!

    • Guywithbrains

      I think that we are not able to go to world tour in Seoul in multiplayer. So that makes me think that this is about campaign (about time).

      • ScOott

        This is only my second CoD story I’ve been intrested in, I’m not sure how these hints work, but a pop group play in a location = hint to location of campagin :-s like I said il take your lots word for it your more than likely right..

        • Guywithbrains

          No one knows for sure because after all it is Treyarch and they like a lot to mess with our heads .

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Can’t wait to play in the same city for the second game in a row. Story in this game would be pointless. Just give me my open levels and replayability and I’ll play this all the time, unlike AW, which was short and had no replayability. Oh, and was completely and utterly predictable all throughout.

        • Kyle Soule

          What is the other one?

          • ScOott

            A.W . Never botherd with campagin till the multiplayer turned to shit, then tried the ghosts one, and was suprised how good it was, and now it’s the first thing I do.. (I know I’ve missed out on better CoD campaigns no one needs to tell me)

          • Daniel

            ghosts’ story sucked

  • It’s Aegyo, not Aeygo

    • Jessica Because

      Bless you!

    • Tuby

      Who the fuck cares.

  • Connor

    I bet that everyone there will die, probably with Nova 6 gas. The viral site from a couple of months back mentioned that Nova 6 was used again after BO2.

    • Daniel

      I thought the same thing, Im actually surprised its being called a hurricane not nova 6
      Also this event takes place in 2037

      • MichiganerE

        Maybe it’s a “Hurricane” to cover up the tracks of Nova 6? They wouldn’t want the public freaking out about another gas attack after the events of BO1.

        • Daniel

          Exactly!
          Its either that or the villain of the game built a machine capable of create “natural disasters”.
          If it is Nova 6 indeed my pants will be wet.

          • Daniel

            BTW they should re open the nova6 bo1 viral website that would be so cool

          • MichiganerE

            Unless we’re talking about Zombies, I can’t see a weather machine being a thing.

  • We need some actual intel…not this crap. Come on treyarch!

    • Did you hear about this new cod coming out? People are saying it’s called Black Ops III… XD

      • Kobrah

        Wow! Nice scoop! Article idea CI?! What’s your source?

  • GTA V

    Yeah guys yeaah

    • YoungMurf

      You’re a ballbag.

    • Scott in the background, heh.

      • ScOott

        I’m suprised no one took the time to correct you, n point out I’m clearly Center stage, A big dick! Such a wasted opportunity you guys..

        • Scott, i wasn’t talking about cartman.

    • jordanxbrookes

      ScOott for President.

    • Ryumoau

      yawn….boring troll is incredibly boring.

      • Oh look, Ryumoau is back, still throwing troll at anything and everything in his vicinity.

  • ItzSikh

    probably part of story

  • Gooby

    i luev kopp msic! grlz gnrtion iz mi fvorit

    • MK

      Naa, it’s all about Jay park 😉

  • Diego Diniz

    All I want is a Call of Duty WITHOUT LAG…
    is that ask too much????

    • GTA V

      Yes that is too much

    • SacredDoughnut1

      May wanna go play some Call of Duty 1 then. There is no such thing as “no lag”. It’s either your internet has Pneumonoultramicroscopicsiliconovolcaniosis and you can’t get rid of console lag. That will always be a thing.

      • But Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis is a rare lung disease and has nothing to do with technology. I know you’re messing around. I’m just happy I’m not the only nerd to know the word Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis and how to say it. My friends always think I’m crazy when I say it. XD

        P.S. You spelled Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis wrong. 😉

        • ScOott

          The original comment was a bit floccinaucinihilipilification..

        • Kyle Soule

          Grammar nazi. Just kidding. Is that an actual word?

          • Yes it is.

          • Kyle Soule

            Wow I didnt even know that. Well I guess I do now.

          • SacredDoughnut1

            Hmm, you must be honorificabilitudinitatibus.

          • Kyle Soule

            Thank you! 🙂

        • Kyle Soule

          Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis and floccinaucinihilipilification are both very hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian.

        • Juses

          Wut tek fuk er u gueyz evn talkun ebout?

          • ScOott

            Goowgull et, yew cleerly nut es entelleejunt es us.. P.s mist yew Juses, yew hardlee koment eny mur..

          • Juses

            Dank yew, am bek nao.

          • A rare lung disease. It’s a legit thing. I know it can be hard to understand nerd when you aren’t one. Jk Juses, you’re the best! XD

      • Diego Diniz

        Did you Played The Beta???
        Laggy as HELL!!!!!!!!

        • Daniel

          Cara o lag na beta era ZERO, a sua conexao é q é 1 bosta msm vei

          • Diego Diniz

            Você não jogou no PS4. Tenho certeza. PS4 estava LAGADO pra caralho!!!

          • Daniel

            Então reclama da sony, no xbox tava perfeito

  • Off topic but does anyone here think Treyarch should bring back colored clantags like they were from World at War or at least like Black Ops?

  • MichiganerE

    Are we gonna do some K-pop dancing in this game?

  • GTA V

    This will balance out the guns Fur Sure

    • Ryumoau

      At least make your idiotic comments relevant to the actual article. Didn’t they at least teach you that in Troll 101?

      • GTA V

        Well they are obiously hurting your butt. You mad bro? K

  • GTA V

    Omg they did an amazing job weaving all the shit storm together. With their time machines and dildo guns. So smart with the Scifi and the gabaguls. Like great job. It all makes sense now. Black ops 1 the main character dies and goes to hell then meets satan. They have sex and have a kid. They name their kid Master Chief. Then sci-fi comics AND NOW SUPER DUPER MUSIC CHANG CHONG I CAN’T UNDERSTAND YOU GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY WHITE POWER AND boom black ops 3. Damn I love the way they weave this turd rope together. Thanks treyarch.

    • Ryumoau

      wow….so much stupidity in one comment.

      • GTA V

        Stfu with your positive bullshit lol

    • Jessica Because

      Oh, look it’s the same copy paste from your other comments. I certainly value this guys opinion.

      • GTA V

        I bet your kd is bellow a one lol and you obviously do if you reply

  • SacredDoughnut1

    Remember in BO2 in the map Plaza, how the bar had Skrillex playing in it? Might be a map with a song from that band or may be a remake of Plaza with a different song.

    • Daniel

      This korean pop band doesnt exist in real life apparentely, unlike Skrillex

  • SacredDoughnut1

    We better see that fuckin giraffe in the game or RIOT!

  • DEMOLITION12

    gay

  • Mick

    Make the giraffe a map based scorestreak 😛

  • Harvey Connor

    Psy confirmed

  • J4MES
    • Ryumoau

      Yawn….

      • J4MES

        If you’re feeling tired; you should get some sleep instead of spending 24 hours a day on CI continually refreshing the page…

      • Greasy Neckbeard

        Please, just shut the fuck up and stop posting forever.

  • RdJokr

    I really like where Treyarch’s going with this. They’re slowly building up the game world by adding these news articles. It really helps to create an interesting lore. I can’t wait to see what they have in stores for Black Ops III.

  • Ryumoau

    Very nice. Treyarch has been amazing with the viral marketing. The live action ‘Ember’ is still my favorite so far. Hope this continued teasing is leading to a proper campaign trailer that we still haven’t gotten for Black Ops 3 yet.

    • ScOott

      Why u get so mad at people that express a negative opinion about bo3 or the article? You say it’s boring, but this place would be a lot more boring if we were all a happy family all in love with the article and bo3 ..

      • Ryumoau

        do you feel the need to reply to everything i post? You’re starting to bore me, to be honest. At least troll with more entertainment please.

        • LovekillerX

          I don’t see where you got mad at people that express a negative opinion about Black Ops 3 to be honest…?

          • ScOott

            It’s the only time he comes out his happy generic trance.. Must be getting annoyed to do that ..

          • LovekillerX

            Let him get mad then what is the problem? Freedom of speech etc…

          • ScOott

            Same as I have to ask him a question 🙂

          • LovekillerX

            But you tend to make a mountain out of a molehill.

          • ScOott

            As u can see I was being polite enough, I was hardly trolling him but w.e

        • ScOott

          Troll ? I’m asking you a question, you are seriously thick as shit, you think if someone disagrees with you they are “trolling you” p.s I love replying to you *big happy face* infact I think I might do it more often 🙂 *big happy face again* yay!

        • J4MES

          ScOott is a very lively contributor on here and is honest in his thoughts, has a laugh and doesn’t take life too seriously. This doesn’t mean he’s a troll because he may say something negative about your beloved Call of Duty. Lighten up for once, respect other people’s opinions and stop being on damage control duty whenever someone says something that upsets you or criticizes with justification; the brand itself.

  • arcengine

    Interesting few days ahead of us. Stay tooned!

    • Guywithbrains

      Take this with a grain of salt. He is just a random dude who likes to guess things.

      And what comes to that update… well it really makes things interesting. Maybe there is some sort of story after all.

      • arcengine

        2055 will go live soon

      • LovekillerX

        I hope people won’t fall in the trap again…

        I really hope they have a story because Treyarch knows how to do really good story. I don’t want to play campaign mode without a story because that would be pointless. How anyone can be ready to throw away a story just to get better gameplay elements…?

    • Daniel

      Hey look its that annoying guy that pretends he knows things
      B4 believing any BS he says, please remember that he said Reznov was in the trailer, that the servers would be all dedicated and that the game would be running on a 100% new engine that wouldnt be on last gen….

      • Maximiliano Martinez

        If I remember correctly, he actually had some info correct prior to the reveal.

  • Daniel

    If you guys read the teasing articles before bo3 was officialy announced you would know that this singapore incident takes place in 2037
    So this article must be from 2039

  • Yankeephil

    The pacific ocean does not get hurricanes, Treyarchs editors suck. It would be a typhoon, very similar but typhoons spin the opposite direction

    • ScOott

      Ikr, let’s kick up a “shit storm” about this!

      Sorry..

  • Greasy Neckbeard

    Ew Kpop

  • D3ADWANTED 25

    How is the update relevant to the previous one?

  • 000000

    Hurriance lol

  • Wraith

    Confirmed all their budget went into a K-pop dance and song routine which will play before every gets blown up and the game finally starts.