Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Launch Info Leaks Early

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Launch Info Leaks Early

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Official UK site reveals release date and setting.

According to a large countdown timer that's been ticking away on CallofDuty.com for the past week or so, a massive reveal for the franchise has been prepared for 9:00 P.M. EST during TBS's televising of the NBA playoffs. But, for those of you who don't like waiting, don't have cable, or don't know the difference between a dribble and a dunk, Call of Duty's UK site seems to have jumped the gun, publicly revealing much of the information meant for tonight. According to that version of the site, Activision's big to-do is the official announcement of Black Ops 2, which the site reveals to be hitting shelves on November 13th, 2012.

Aside from just the drop date, the site also details some of the game's setting, confirming numerous rumors that Black Ops 2 will take place in a much more modern setting than its predecessor.

"Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise," the site reads, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare."

A small handful of screenshots featuring the games quadrotors have also appeared, along with the game's official box art. There's a trailer, too, but we're probably going to have to wait on seeing that one; the video is set to private on YouTube, and since it's the same one set to appear on the standard version of the site (which is still in countdown lock-up) it likely won't be live until it interrupts a basketball game later this evening.

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Is there ever a time that a major release from any game studio doesn't get leaked early these days?

Battlefield now COD, what a surprise. The countdown was due within a week so no big deal.

This is probably one of the lamest leaks ever, everyone knows that cod launches in mid November, its only happened the last 5 years in a row or so.

I hope it crashes and burns, if only to end the massive shooter glut we are experiencing.

Will there be...

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dupsteps?

Anyone who never saw this coming obviously has no pattern recognition.

Here we go again, the hype hype hype, then a month down the line we get a patch which turns the hit detection into shit and then everyone will hate the game and eargerly look forward to MW4 as some sort of savior game which will innevitably turn into another camper friendly swamp of irritation so we all then wait for Black Ops 3 to save us from the shit that is MW4 which in turn becomes a laggy mess while....

Basically just copy paste that sentence rant while adding ever increasing numbers.

Ah, so I have 6 months left of playing a current Call of Duty game. Good to know.

Well, at least they're breaking the mold somewhat (i.e. near future rather than historical or present day), if in a extremely predictable fashion...

Architecture in the second photo suggests western-American continent, possibly Vancouver or Seattle. Foliage and slum architecture in the third suggests Middle east, possibly the U.A.E. or the former Saudi Arabia.

LOL another "leak"

I'll the playoffs just to see the trailer why not

Ok when they say "near future 21st century cold war" do they really mean something like the year 2030 or later because I've been hoping the COD franchise would go "Future Warfare" at least once just for fun.

...and I know I'm going to catch flak from some people about the comment I just made so go ahead and get it all out of your systems but you can't tell someone their opinion is wrong with a straight face.

Funniest thing happened...unrealated to post: I wanted to post this comment and in my haste, I forgot to fill out the captcha. Now it's telling me about that and now the captcha I need to type in says, Murphys's Law. XD

Meh its likely this was Activision that leaked this, the Quadrotor and future setting thing was hinted at last week in a FPSrussia video on youtube who in so many words let the cat out the bag anyway. (he was being paid by Activision to and admits so )

... uhhh... wut?

Well considering I was really hoping to see another CoD based in the 60's, 70's, or 80's, this is very... very strange. So strange that I honestly have lost almost all the interest I had in this.

I'm sure they'll pull something out of their ass that will actually cause me to buy the game on launch (happened with Black Ops 1 and again with MW3, and I only really regretting doing so with MW3) especially since Treyarch still knows what they are doing if Black Ops 1 was any indication. But still, this is not what I was hoping for or expecting, so consider me VERY cautious now.

So black ops 2 is post-modern warfare?

Kinda like Modern Warfare was really.

Colour me disinterested until the price drops waaaay low. Only just bothered to get MW3, and it's a hell of alot better than the mess that Black Ops was, Survival is great, the multiplayer is (shock/horror) actually functional; I'm yet to be stabbed from 50 feet away thanks to lag and yet to be die from a gunshot that went about 6 feet to the left of my foot hitting me straight in the face 30 seconds later.

OT: I bet it has a WW2 flashback, I call a WW2 flashback. It's like Treyarch just can't let it go.

And exactly 0 people were surprised by this.

IDK the forums and threads are already blowing up with, "don't cares and cue COD drama" But I have to say I personally look forward to it. Treyarch has always made good games IMO and I look forward to it, as a Gamer not a FPS/COD Fanboy stereotype.

Set in the future?

...huh. That's, er, different, I guess. For CoD at least. Perhaps there'll be a Ratchet and Clank-like arsenal of guns to choose from? That would actually be hovering precariously close to sounding interesting. Hey, a guy can dream, right?

Anyway, doesn't really matter what anyone says, it'll still sell a bazillion copies.

But we all kinda knew already that it was gonna be released on Nov. 13. All games are released on Tuesdays. This one is gonna have a midnight release for sure. So it makes sense that the past leaked date, Nov. the 13th, was gonna be the official date. Holidays and all.

I even told everyone else it was gonna be released that day. :l

Anyway, it seems this will take place in some sort of alternate future? Well, that would be original...for a CoD game. Combination between MW and Blops, then?

Mike Kayatta:
According to a large countdown timer that's been ticking away on CallofDuty.com for the past week or so, a massive reveal for the franchise has been prepared for 9:00 P.M. EST during TBS's televising of the NBA playoffs.

A "massive" reveal? Really? "Yes, that's right shooter fans: we are indeed making another CoD this November."

:P Forgive me for being a cynical ass-wipe, but I'd hardly call anything Activision announces in regards to CoD as being "massive".

The announcement of SC II was "massive", hell they practically made it a national holiday in Korea. The announcement of Skyrim was "massive". Hell, even the announcement of Portal 2 was pretty big. But Activisin saying "Yep, we're STILL making them every year." is about as "massive" as announcing that you'll be having McDonald's for lunch.

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Oh my god what is this...

Write it down on your calendars, folks. May 1st, 2012 was the day that Call of Duty officially ran out of ideas.

Sweet, and hopefully the maps will be a lot bigger, at least bigger than MW3's it really put me off playing it because I can't just relax near the back of my teams lines and pick people off when I don't feel like running around at full speed. Treyarch's Sniper nerf was a hell of a lot better than IW's considering the past two games.

Awww yeah! Call of Doody: Black Ops Deux!!!

I haven't bought a Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 1, but each time a new one is announced I think to myself "That actually looks really cool!" But then I see gameplay and immediately lose interest. However, this one's setting in the future does open some new avenues for innovation (maybe?).

Serving UpSmiles:
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Oh my god what is this...

Well Halo 4 is trying to be more like CoD, so CoD is trying to be more like Halo I guess.

Paragon Fury:
And exactly 0 people were surprised by this.

Actually, I kinda was.

I mean, now we have two definite CoD franchises, Black Ops and Modern Warfare.

Imagine the interfanbase flamewars!

But yea, I cant help but think its because several other games are going with Next Sunday A.D. time frames, Activision has to milk it while they can!

Metal Gear Solid 4 is that you? Nanomachines GO!

I'd hope this will be the dying breath for the COD series, but my doctor said blind optimism isn't healthy.

I love reading the hate on threads about CoD. They fill my day with laughter.

Will it have splitscreen with cpu enemies? Will it have zombies mode?

I'm going to say that the images are fake. Otherwise, I don't want to live on this planet any more. Seriously, it looks worse than the last one, but now with mini-death-helicopters that probably explode and stuff.

SkarKrow:
So black ops 2 is post-modern warfare?

Kinda like Modern Warfare was really.

Colour me disinterested until the price drops waaaay low. Only just bothered to get MW3, and it's a hell of alot better than the mess that Black Ops was, Survival is great, the multiplayer is (shock/horror) actually functional; I'm yet to be stabbed from 50 feet away thanks to lag and yet to be die from a gunshot that went about 6 feet to the left of my foot hitting me straight in the face 30 seconds later.

OT: I bet it has a WW2 flashback, I call a WW2 flashback. It's like Treyarch just can't let it go.

It's actually uninterested. Disinterest is what people (read hipster sheep) eschew when they talk shit about CoD even though it's not actually a bad game. It's just an average game you see every year.

Yes, "leaked". They could say what it is and call it an announcement as this is hardly a leak of something shocking new information. Let me know when they stop making spin offs to CoD 4.

TheBobmus:
Ah, so I have 6 months left of playing a current Call of Duty game. Good to know.

Your still playing MW3?

Im still playing Black Ops (wonder if I should start calling it Black Ops 1 now...)

MW3 may have made some improvments, but it really lacked in others. (still love my Scar-L w/ Hybrid sight/ Extended mags though.)

Im slightly intreged however by the first screenshot. Thats doesnt look like any gun Ive seen before... Yes, im more interested in the gun seen in the screenshots than there being a new COD...

*yawn* I'll give it a try and get bored of it in a month like all the other COD games. At least its Black Ops though. Probably my favorite of all the COD multiplayer shoot em up fests

Mausenheimmer:
Write it down on your calendars, folks. May 1st, 2012 was the day that Call of Duty officially ran out of ideas.

I think this might have happened far, far earlier.

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