AU Shippin' Out November 8-12: Call of Duty: Black Ops

A big week in releases as Activision sets loose the next instalment in its mega Call of Duty franchise with the Treyarch-developed Black Ops.

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Just 12 months after Activision released Infinity Ward's hugely successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the publisher is gearing up for yet another massive launch bearing the Call of Duty prefix. The Treyarch-developed Call of Duty: Black Ops comes to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, DS, and PC this Tuesday and already has some analysts predicting it could sell well beyond 18 million units globally.

Black Ops coming to a store shelf near you this Tuesday.
Black Ops coming to a store shelf near you this Tuesday.

Black Ops' single-player campaign will follow a group of US commandos undertaking various high-risk covert operations in various Cold War conflicts, including the Vietnam War and Russia. The game features a star-studded voice-acting cast and a soundtrack composed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sean Murray, and it will also see the return of the much-loved zombie mode from Call of Duty: World at War.

Also this week, Konami is releasing the moderately received Wii version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 that utilises a purpose-built control scheme, as well as the return of last year's My Team mode and two-player head-to-head online matches. The game is out today.

Rounding out the week are more Wii versions, including EA's The Sims 3, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2, and NBA 2K 11. Also launching this week are Sonic Colours on the Wii and DS as well as ultimate edition packs for Dragon Age: Origins and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

To find out what else is out this week, check out the list below:

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November 8, 2010
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Wii)

November 9, 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PC)

November 10, 2010
Sesame Street: Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure (Wii, DS, PC)
Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival (Wii, DS, PC)

November 11, 2010
The Fight: Lights Out (PS3)
Time Crisis: Razing Storm (PS3)
Sonic Colors (Wii, DS )
Saw II: Flesh & Blood (360, PS3)
NBA 2K11 (Wii)
Monopoly Streets (360)
Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 (Wii, PC)
Create (360, PS3, Wii)
Battle vs. Chess (360, PS3, PC)
SingStar Dance (PS3)
The Sims 3 (Wii)
Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (360, PS3, PC)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition (360, PS3)

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Finally-Battle vs Chess! I've been waiting with baited breath for this one ever since when "Battle Chess" was out! Oh, & as for COD:BO - that's 4 when hangin' with my "Peepz"! GAME On!!

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Looking forward to Zombies

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I'm getting Battlefield

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AU gets sonic colors first :o

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Oh YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

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Not long now, midnight and the fun begins.

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CoD does look pretty good this year, but i dont think its gonna be able to unseat Halo Reach for top game online

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I can't wait for Sonic Colors to come out. :)

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today monday will be a looooooonng day...

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Black Ops on Fire,,,,l buy dualshock 3 version special Black Ops ^_^

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If I buy COD Black Ops...will there be an online pass included in the box

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Call of Duty: Black Ops can't wait...

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Sonic Colours, Dragon Age: Origins UE and BBC2: UE are on my list.

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Battle vs. Chess :D

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Holy crap! Battle vs Chess! I mean Black Ops.

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modern warfare 2 was a game 2 make you go2 anger management (hacks n' all) hope black ops not the same

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i hope cod bo will live to our hopes

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Dragon Age Ultimate Edition looks to be my next purchase

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I hope cod bo keeps me entertained till AC brotherhood!

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16 hours till I pick up my copy (8am Tues). Can't wait, but actually have been enjoying "MoH" in the meantime (aside from the Aimbot hacks). Hopefully "CoD: BO" will hit these hackers up straight off the bat.

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CoD:BO ftw!

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