For a game about secret men secretly doing
secret things in secrecy, Call of Duty: Black Ops is
pretty bad at keeping its own business hush-hush. First Activision registers blackops2.com, likely continuing Treyarch's review of 1970s
face-shooting realpolitik; and now a retail flier surfaces bearing a
familiar-looking shadowy army-man and the leading invitation to
“return for debriefing” come May of this year.
Assuming the combination of
Activision/Treyarch, the CoD font, and Black Ops' interrogation-room
motif point toward something Black and Operative, the impending date
could well be a reveal for the series' next installment – allowing
you to mark your calendars with a clear starting-point for the game's
promotional campaign proper. Whether or not you're a series diehard,
there's little denying the power of the Call of Duty Hype Factory, so
here's looking forward to another campaign of blockbuster bombast and
braggadocio. Um, a stealthy one, of course.