After months of teasing, Treyarch has finally revealed the villain of its upcoming first person shooter, Black Ops 2.
The gameâ€™s main villain is Raul Menendez, described as the â€œidolized Messiah of the 99%â€â€”a Julian Assange-like character whoâ€™s old, experienced, and hell bent on starting a global insurrection against the status quo. He hands Sgt. Frank Woods, the protagonist of the first game, a necklace at the end of the trailer which symbolizes a connection between the two characters.
The character, as with the rest of the story, is the creation of David S. Goyer. Goyer is the co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises, which also shares a similar story featuring Bane as Batmanâ€™s primary antagonist, who starts a class war aimed against the rich and privileged of Gotham City with the backing of the common man. Iâ€™m sensing a common theme here.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set for release on November 13, 2012 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.