It looks like a few of the Call of Duty rumors have come true. It turns out that the next Call of Duty will be released on November 13 as previously suggested. It was also suggested that the game would be called Call of Duty: Eclipse to coincide with the full solar eclipse that would be happening that Tuesday. Unfortunately, the next Call of Duty won't have a creative title.
IGN got the scoop from a couple of Target pre-order cards that the next Call of Duty will indeed be called Black Ops 2. If its any consolation, the title uses roman numerals for the "2" and it's still a better title than Medal of Honor: Warfighter. All joking aside, it was pretty much a given that the next Call of Duty title would be a continuation of 2010's Black Ops after the leaked box art last week.
Of course, the question is now whether or not the game will continue with Black Ops Cold War theme. The rumors floating around now point to a near future warfare scenario. If you're confused, think the kind of technology used in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and this year's Future Soldier. If that's the case, we could be treated to one of the more interesting Call of Duty titles in recent years after Modern Warfare 3 failed to impress on many levels.
The rumors from last week also pointed to a revamped multiplayer with a bevy of new modes that should make multiplayer more exciting. There was also a leaked list of perks that point to a more intense multiplayer.
Black Ops II will be officially unveiled during the NBA playoffs this Tuesday on TNT. We'll get a few more details at that time. Stay tuned for more news on what is inevitably going to be one of the biggest releases of the year.