Even if eyebrows were raised at E3 when Sony failed to divulge any information on its Call of Duty Vita title beyond a name, the first trailer shown at Gamescom reveals a great deal about the elusive shooter.
Developed by Nihilistic Software (the team responsible for the Vita's Resistance: Burning Skies), the game's plot will bridge the gap between the original Black Ops and its sequel. As far as multiplayer is concerned, the game will feature 4V4 gunplay over Wi-Fi with a selection of modes including "Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, and Drop Zone" according to the PlayStation Blog.
"The game will use the touchscreen for melee attacks, and for chucking grenades at your foes, and will even let you share loadouts with your friends via Near technology" Activision's Community Manager Dan Amrich writes on the site. The game is set for a November launch, and appears to include a great deal of iconic moments shared by its console equivalents - slow-mo breach-and-clears, for example, though the trailer was remarkably devoid of the series' traditionally explosive showpieces.
If you remain unconvinced, go watch the Declassified's trailer and give us your thoughts in the comments section below.