Advertisement teases May 2 announcement from Treyarch and Activision, "Return for Debriefing" tagline points to oft-rumored Black Ops sequel.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may finally see an official announcement next month, as Kotaku today reported on a poster from "a retail source" that suggests an announcement for the first-person shooter is imminent.
The ad features a close-up but blurred image of a shadowy figure holding a gun, the date "05/02/12," and the tagline "Return for Debriefing." Along the bottom of the poster are the logos of Activision and Treyarch, as well as an Entertainment Software Rating Board logo indicating the game being advertised has not yet been rated.
Call of Duty: Black Ops remains the most successful Call of Duty game to date, selling more than 25 million copies through August 2011. Last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 initially sold at a faster pace than its predecessor, but failed to make the NPD Group's Top 10 list in March, its fifth month of release. In contrast, Black Ops had become the best-selling game of all time in the US by the March following its debut and cracked the NPD Top 10 for 11 straight months.
Treyarch has a lengthy history with the first-person shooter series, having developed 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops and 2008's Call of Duty: World at War, as well as an assortment of map packs and side projects for the franchise. It hasn't shipped a game outside of the Call of Duty franchise since 2008's James Bond game, Quantum of Solace.
Brendan Sinclair has been a games journalist since 1999. His tastes are eclectic, though he has a definite affinity for games with arcade roots. He's Canadian, but has also been at home in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and San Francisco.
LOL the CODE/BO haters crack me up. I guarantee you 90% of them own them all and play them all. They just suck at them so they are bitter. I have owned, beaten, and played every single one of them online for over 150 hours and loved every minute of it. They are fantastic games and I will buy every one until they disappoint me.
Sales figures don't lie. It's like saying "uum ummm... oh yeah well the only reason Harley Davidson sells so many motorcycles isn't because they are good but ummm because only rednecks buy them. Yeah ...yeah that's it...."