By now, nobody will be surprised when Activision unveils the next Call of Duty on May 1 during the NBA playoffs.
There's a 99.9% chance it'll be Black Ops 2 and thanks to a fan snapping a photograph of a Target pre-order card (as reported by IGN ), it seems this year's shooter blockbuster will release on November 13.
So basically, it confirms the title and the date, even though we still have nothing official just yet. Other retail evidence has also suggested a November 13 launch, and the name "Black Ops 2" has been bouncing around the Internet for most of 2012. As I mentioned before, though, if you want to see the premiere announcement, tune into the NBA playoffs on TNT on Tuesday, May 1. Yeah, Activision always likes to introduce the CoD installments to the mainstream with a big bang.
The only question is whether or not the hardcore fans are going to be totally jazzed…or if they'll be less than enthusiastic over this sequel. Oh, who are kidding? Of course they'll be pumped.