Official Modern Warfare 3 reveal coming next week, supposed pre-order poster leaked

Various retailers, including Amazon, are accepting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders with a November 8, 2011 worldwide release date. We knew that, but now Amazon and GameStop seem to have confirmed that Activision will be officially revealing the game next week, on Tuesday, May 24. Yeah, we already know all about MW3, but it still hasn't been officially announced, and it'll be interesting to see how Activision wows us after having the meat of its game trickle out in a way its marketing department surely didn't plan for.

Speaking of leaks, here's an interesting one. GameStop will reportedly be giving away a double-sided poster with pre-orders. One side features the silhouetted soldier we're all used to, while the other features a TIME mock-up depicting New York in ruins.

The poster looks legit, so you're probably go to start muttering, "Oh boy, heeeere we go." We know that Modern Warfare 3 takes place in major cities of the world, including New York, so we expect the city to get all war'd up, and don't have a problem with that. We also know, however, that 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, and that the liberties of fiction are often mistaken by the freak-out squad as intentional disrespect.

Of course, controversy is sought by marketers about as often as it's avoided, so here's yet another article ending with, "Well, this'll be interesting." Well, this'll be interesting.

May 17, 2011

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