Call of Duty Black Ops III 3 PS4 PlayStation 4

And just like that, Activision has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Leaks have already told us pretty much everything that we needed to know about the title, of course, but this is our first look at the release in action – and, to be honest, it's a teensy bit underwhelming. Don't get us wrong: there are guns, explosions, and future technology – but we were expecting much more from Treyarch's latest title, especially seeing as the so-called A-team has been out of action for a while.

The premise, as expected, is definitely all about bioengineering; the trailer talks about soldiers being weaponised, and we get a good glimpse at military personnel with machine guns augmented into their arms and much more. There's also a brief look at the Titanfall-esque wall running action, as well as plenty of hints at the four-player campaign co-op which is set to take centre stage this time out. These all sound like positive steps on paper, but the execution in the trailer seems a bit... Well, bland.

Alas, hopefully it'll all come together in gameplay, and we'll have much more about that later today. In the meantime, check out the trailer, and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Remember, pre-orders will be guaranteed beta access, and they're open now, so if – for some reason – you're hyped about this clip, well, we're sure that your nearest games retailer will be ready and waiting to take your money.