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Black Ops 2 pre-order cards show up at Target

Friday, 27 April 2012 22:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A shot of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 pre-order cards has been sent in to IGN showing a release date of November 13.

The cards pretty much confirm the name of the title, as well as the date, both of which have been the rumor du jour for over a month now.

Earlier this week, a viral video FPSRussia suggested the game will take place some 10-15 years in the future, and a logo for the game on the CoD website mentioned Tacitus, along with many other flashing “classified” items.

A mock up of the website background and the logo on the cards has popped up on AGB. For fun, we’ve used it as the header image.

The game is set for a formal reveal on May 1 during the NBA Playoffs Tuesday night.

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28 Comments

  1. JimFear-666

    hahaha i love this kind of leaks.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Anders

    Surprised to see them go with roman numerals – a first for the series?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    ^^ Yes.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Xiahou_Yuan

    Having that weapon doesn’t mean that the game would take place in the future. What’s up with you guys implying all of that because of a single comment. It might show up in the game, as part of some soviet research project in the cold war.

    With that said, I am still waiting for Singularity (best FPS by Activision and my 2010 game of the year) or any game from Raven Soft (Aka Best studio in Activision and one of the best in creating classic FPS with good bosses fights)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    I don’t want Blops2 (fuck your roman numerals!!) to be set in the future. I’d much prefer Treyarch to follow the Cold War settings.

    So here’s hoping #4 has the right idea on this one… I almost called him the voice of reaso, but Singularity? Game of the year? Nutter :-)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    @4 Yeah I wouldn’t mind sequel to Singularity cause the first one was pretty good game(maybe not GOTY material but still overall very decent )and you are also correct about Raven Software cause to me their games are fun to play and while Wolfenstein from 2009 was somewhat disappointing,the boss fights were some of the best in recent FPS.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    This is Blops 2, so it’s likely to have the same route as Blops 1 and take us through memories… this way it can start at the cold war still, go through to modern so then they can also brag it has modern elements then straight into the future so they can brag they’ve got something new.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    Absolutely shocking, isn’t it?

    People whinge and moan that they want something different, then as soon as something different comes along, people start complaining that they just want more of the same…

    Trust me, Treyarch are all about listening to feedback, and trying to give the majority what they ask for. I reckon both them and Acti have heard the wingers and read the articles about wanting something new, and they’re trying to do something about it. Starting with going for a ‘future’ setting.

    I personally think that they’ll go for an espionage/Bond/Bourne kind of feel, to bring in new ideas, and a fresh, new SP experience.

    All new weapons, all new gadgets, all new ways of getting kills.

    I could be wrong on this one…

    but I doubt it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Hazzarington

    I was really hoping that, considering the game is being announced on International Workers’ Day, you would actually play as the USSR or another Communist state and see the war from their point of view… but heck, you can’t win them all.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Da Man

    ^Hahaha. That’s a good one.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ali Hayas

    @5 I think my situation is very similar to those who named the first Darkness game to be their game of the year when it was released. Sometimes, I get amazed by how underrated a game to the point that I start considering it one of all time favorite. Singularity meets the criteria. Sure, it had many flaws, but it had such an interesting setting, a fresh take on the over crowded genre and a set of special boss fights that you can only find in Raven Software games.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Maximum Payne

    Singularity had boss fights ?
    That should have been in next gen when you can actually destroy something and then back in time…Like Battlefield destruction and that time manipulation.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    “Singularity had boss fights ?”

    The last level had shitty boss fight. Well, yeah.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    How people can still get excited for Call of Duty is beyond me. I used to love it when MW came out but after that it just became a chore. A chore that happens each year, people are getting the exact same shit every year, and they still get excited for it and buy it.

    What they should do is give this ridiculous game a rest for a while, give it a few years, make a new engine, change things and make it absolutely amazing again. The day that happens, is the day the world ends.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Maximum Payne

    @14 That would be in parallel universe when first you make game for love and passion and then for money.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ali Hayas

    @14 @15 , I think sooner or later, Activision would have to go with that change, but would it be enough ? With next gen hitting the doors, Activision would have to update the engine and all, but a large portion of their dedicated fans demand no dramatic change. IMO, CoD for Activision’s point of view is in a good shape, their forums are full of users who praise as much as they criticize, the sales are still on the track, the reviewers still give the games high scores. As for us, the non CoD fans who hate the over done to death action sequences, we are just … The non CoD fans and in a very similar position to the none Capcom fans who criticize them for their DLCs and yearly fighters updates.

    For me, the real mystery is , how on God’s green earth do CoD games still score very high by reviewers. For me I think there is not a site that is ready to gamble against what appears to be ( if only in numbers, not dedication) the largest online gaming community.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    @8, what new ways will these be?

    Will they involve something other than shooting, stabbing or explosives? Doubt it.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    If it is set in the future, i wonder if it’ll make mention of MW3, or the series as a whole. Are Blops and MW even set in the same universe? You’d think World War III would be a world changing event still fresh in everyones minds 15 years after.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    @17:

    It’ an FPS.

    If you want to get kills by beating someone to death with their own arm, you can play Mortal Kombat or any other game from a non gun/knife/explosive-centric genre.

    @18:

    No, they’re not. Treyarch’s games have all been based (very loosely) on actual people/events, whereas the MW games have so fer been set in an ‘alternate’ modern day.

    —————–

    Anyway, this is probably going to be the last current-gen COD game.

    I can only assume that IW are already working on the next-gen CoD.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    @16, +1. Very well put.

    I still don’t want it set in the future… Theirs MW3 & Ghost Recon for that. I’d like to do some missions in Africa, Afghanistan and the Golden Triangle. Theirs a interesting premise in the whole secret history of the cold war and to scrap it, to jump 50, 60 years in the future seems daft.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    The premise of Black Ops was extremely cool in my opinion. You could easily transfer that into the present though. Depending on who you ask, the US and China are engaged in a new cold war that’s only going to get hotter.

    One day I’d love to see a Korean war game. Probably never going to happen outside the most indie of indie developers, but it’s a huge shame. It was one of the most intense engagements of the 20th century.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Charlie Sheen

    cant wait, black ops was one of the best cods

    #22 3 years ago
  23. roni1175

    To my opinion a real change for the seriies would only happen for next gen consoles and it’s most probably already developed.

    MOH or BO I will wait and see.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Meta_Dragon

    Oh boy, another POS Call of Duty game. What a huge surprise. Seems Activision hasn’t learned yet.

    Why people keep falling for this crap is way beyond me.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. John117

    I would like to compare the sucsess of CoD with something entirely else… Firefly got only one season and was perhaps the best series I’v seen. Jersey Shore is on season five and surely more, so I’l just say Dumb Shows for Dumb people and the same goes for games…

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Maximum Payne

    @25 9gag post ? :)
    Also shows like John Doe,True Calling,Twin Peaks and my favorite cancel show: Traveler which is amazing thriller.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. EMPERORROY4LE

    Are they doing a midnight release of this? PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #27 3 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Almost certainly, but it depends where you live.

    #28 3 years ago

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    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

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  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]