Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II reveal spoilt by Activision

It's not like everybody on the planet that gives a shit doesn't already know that tonight's scheduled Call of Duty 'world reveal' is going to be Black Ops 2, but just to be extra sure that we're all in the loop mega-publisher Activision has kindly decided to leak the news itself by hitting the 'Post To Internet' button on its official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 site. Which is very considerate of Activision but does make its own much-hyped reveal a little less revealy.

You can visit the site for yourself at, but if you can't be arsed with all the effort that clicking and browsing entails, we'll happily tell you about the noteworthy bits here. This is what the site looks like:

The links to the reveal trailer aren't active yet, but if you click 'Watch now' it takes you to the YouTube player with this still image:

Above: That's a helicopter

Also, the words 'Los Ange' can clearly be seen in the thumbnail image for the reveal trailer:

Above: And lots of exploding buildings

A description of the game on the site reads like so:

Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, 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.

The game's box-art looks like this:

Finally, the site also confirms the recently rumoured Call of Duty: Blacks Ops II release date as 13 November 2012.

That's pretty much it for now. Hopefully the reveal trailer will give us a much better idea of what Black Ops II will be about. Obviously we know it's going to be about shooting stuff, but it'll be good to know what or who we're going to be shooting and other such contextual things of that nature.


  • c-c-c-combo breaker - May 2, 2012 1:07 a.m.

    GoTTa GeT mE sOme BlOps tOO!!1 The game's cover art is rad.
  • Pwnz0r3d - May 1, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    Just saw the trailer. How in the FUCK is Woods STILL alive?! He took a grenade belt TO THE BODY and jumped out with a another man blowing both of them up.
  • TheFabricOfTime - May 1, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    I liked the first Black Ops, even more than Modern Warfare 3. I agree with BurntToShreds on this one; they can keep the normal stuff in, but add something that will make this one truly unique (read: more guns and killstreaks do not count.)
  • bron1417 - May 1, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    i did enjoy Black Ops but i'm just tired of CoD at this point. i'll play the story and thats it.
  • MasterBhater - May 1, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    In other news, the sun rises again tomorrow
  • CitizenWolfie - May 1, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    Hope you've all got your asbestos underpants on because the flame war is about to start again... I'm very disappointed that they're going the "near future" route because I loved the 60s setting in Black Ops. It actually felt different to the MW series considering its the same engine. I'll wait and see this year I think.
  • supersteer - May 1, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    can't wait, in my opinion black ops is the best COD so far, best story and the best online, hope this one is just as good, and to the haters, your gona hate but we dont need to hear about it
  • PBC13 - May 1, 2012 8:50 a.m.

    I suppose it shows how formulaic Call of Duty has become that I was a tiny bit excited by the slight change in font.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - May 1, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    I like the idea of a game set in the future, but if that perk listing I saw leaked earlier is real then there is no way I'll touch this. But then all my friends will buy it and I will have no choice.
  • Joco84 - May 1, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    yawn.... so bored of COD now. Which is a shame because I used to love it. They've milked it dry, no sale for me! :(
  • jinxcase000 - May 1, 2012 7:58 a.m.

    My money is on the LA Riots taking center stage and their "COD Connection" to the black ops in Colombia during the 70s and 80's
  • gopikmin - May 1, 2012 11:37 a.m.

    it says 21st century so its an alternate history where cold war goes into present time or starts again during present
  • SGTBillyShears - May 1, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    that is an awesom idea
  • MasterBP - May 1, 2012 7:57 a.m.

    Just being Call of Duty takes away some of the revealy-ness. At this point a new CoD game being announced is about as shocking as the tide coming back in.
  • ZhugeLiang - May 1, 2012 8 a.m.

    I like this comment
  • BurntToShreds - May 1, 2012 7:43 a.m.

    Unless they manage to actually change up the formula (which is highly unlikely), I'm not gonna buy it. The games are technologically sound and all of the mechanics are solid, but my issue with the series is that each game since CoD4 is that each game refuses to change things up too much for fear of losing sales.

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