Forget the damn official announcement. We know it's real.
And it helps when teaser trailers like this pop up. The following video just hit YouTube this weekend; it doesn't show us any game footage, but it features some radio chatter, the word "Am3rica," shots of New York City, and a big ol' "MW3" logo. If that's not enough to convince you Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is incoming, you're just in denial.
You will also hear mention of Manhattan on the radio and in general, any game that has fighting on our native soil gives us the chills (remember Homefront ?). Maybe that's the atmosphere CoD needed to appeal to those who haven't cared much about the franchise. Furthermore, with rumors of a "more epic scale" the whole way 'round, we're really hoping MW3 turns out to be one of the year's best.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3