Take shelter, it's the Call of Duty: Black Ops launch trailer

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The launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops is here and 'death from above' seems to be the theme. Stealth planes cruise overhead, attack helicopters annihilate jungles, and men jump away from the explosions in slow motion to the sounds of 'Gimme shelter' by the Rolling Stones. It looks like the best action movie ever, and it's embedded below.

A shelter isn't going to be good enough for the firepower on show; a nuclear bunker would do a better job. The game is due out next Tuesday, the 9th, and is available to pre-purchase right now on Steam .

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.