Today we have some excellent news for all the die-hard gamers or Call of Duty fans. We obviously knew that November was a likely release date since most other titles have followed a similar time-frame, but today it's been confirmed premature. Thanks to the folks at Target and IGN we can confirm the next Call of Duty will in fact be called Black Ops 2, and pre-orders start May 2nd.
IGN acquired the picture posted above, confirming the name and release date thanks to some Target pre-order cards that were apparently delivered to Target stores today. We are hearing from a few sources that pre-orders will start in stores starting May 2nd. If you haven't been following along Call of Duty: Black Ops II will formally be announced May 1st during the NBA playoff, and you'll be able to pre-order the following day.
The World at War and Black Ops series are from a different developer team than the extremely popular Modern Warfare series, but still all come from Activision. Black Ops 2 probably won't sell 800 million copies in the first 5 days like MW3 did, but we can expect it to be wildly popular once released come November 13th and come close. Who's excited for the next COD?