Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 17:21 BST
May 1 Call of Duty premiere points to Black Ops 2
Activision has launched a countdown to the global reveal of the next Call of Duty – which rumours have pegged as Black Ops 2.
CallofDuty.com promises the new game will be shown off during the May 1 basketball playoffs on US cable channel TNT.
The teaser site is dotted with “classified” logos, most of which are scheduled to unlock over the next few days. One yielded an image, which is below.
The image in the background of the site, also viewable below, shows a fizzy silhouette in a similar pose to that used to promote 2010′s Call of Duty: Black Ops, which fits nicely with predictions that Treyarch’s effort will be the new series complementing annual Modern Warfare releases.
The website’s source code also makes reference of “Black Ops,” as spotted by GAF.
Most tellingly, the timing of the reveal ties in almost perfectly with a promotional image spotted last week, promising a “return” and supposed promotional items to set on store shelves are even pegging it as Black Ops II for a release on November 13. There’s also some mention of an eclipse.
Call of Duty: Black Ops outsold 2009′s Modern Warfare 2, and analysts believe it has out-performed Modern Warfare 3 so far.
[Original story by Brenna Hillier, contributions by Stephany Nunneley and Johnny Cullen]