As perhaps was expected, we now definitively know what the next Call of Duty game is, many hours before its scheduled reveal. If you thought this year was going to be different, that the NBA Playoffs would be just that much sweeter thanks to the exclusive, all-encompassing reveal planned for tonight's game on TNT, sadly, once again you are disappointed. More likely, however, you don't care at all, and just want to know about the frigging game. Understandable.
Well, thanks to Activision accidentally putting up the game's UK promotional site a smidge early, we now know this year's Call of Duty is, as expected, the sequel to the mega-successful Treyarch-developed Black Ops. Black Ops II is coming to all the expected platforms, and it's doing so on November 13.
But wait! There's more! In addition, we now know a few basic details thanks to some plot and screenshot leaks. Here's the premise of the game, according to the website:
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.
So, basically, hey, remember how the Cold War setting of Black Ops was kind of neat and slightly different from all of the other modern shooters out there right now? Yeah, well, screw that. They're doing their own future guns and modern-ish imaginary conflicts, just like all the other games with future guns and modern-ish imaginary conflicts. Oh, and drones. There are a lot of drones, if these screenshots are to be believed. So that's something, I suppose.
We won't be seeing any video until tonight's TV reveal, unless of course someone decides to leak that too. We'll keep an eye out for that.