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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

21 comments

  • MassiahOfDeath - May 22, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    ive got some pretty good info on this.... Lets say i know a guy (this guy happens to be my uncle)
  • soren7550 - May 18, 2011 2:47 p.m.

    I saw this on my GameStop's door yesterday, and I did a double take. I now want one, and seeing the Finantial District in ruin is a bit intresting (and this is coming from a life long New Yorker).
  • R-ape - May 18, 2011 5:41 a.m.

    Justin Bieber sucks. Am i popular now?
  • TheHungryLemur - May 18, 2011 1:18 a.m.

    @mahone Trololololol anyway, my friend literally made me like Black Ops, and now I love it! Black Ops was the first COD I got, so I don't know if I'll enjoy more of the same.
  • angelusdlion - May 17, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Or like me YetanotherCid, don't play either because you're not a fan of FPSes.
  • Letter11 - May 17, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    @yetanotherCid304 True true, but I'm not the type who has $120 to casually spend.
  • yetanotherCid304 - May 17, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    @ Every one arguing over BF3 and MW3 Just buy both and play them. Thats what i'm doing.
  • yetanotherCid304 - May 17, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    My brother came home with that poser yesterday. it looks great hanging on my wall.
  • gumbyx84 - May 17, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    That is def the pre-order poster. Saw a guy giving to a pre-order customer yesterday at a Gamestop and say it hanging in the window at another store today.
  • Letter11 - May 17, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    @kernzy10 It seems like they will be both be releasing within days of each other. I wonder if they'll cannabalize each other's sales. I know I'm going with BF3 but I'm interested to see how this FPS war will play out.
  • RicePuddingUK - May 17, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    I'll get it, Mainly for the campaign. Multiplayer only because the rest of the world will get and I don'twant to be left out but hey, maybe IW have finally realised that from 2005 to 2010 all CoD's have looked exctly the same and boosted this one?...Maybe
  • kernzy10 - May 17, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    I know that Battlefield 3 will kick this MW's ass but it's still going to be an outstanding game, cant wait.
  • copedude - May 17, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    I like that the headline is "World Stands on the Brink" so soon after Talkradar was doing Brink headlines
  • mahone - May 17, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    @FVDub There is an easy way to solve this....What is your favorite skin color?
  • FVDub - May 17, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    @mahone That's what I said man, "No, I don't like COD." Sounded like a reasonable thing to say at the time.
  • mahone - May 17, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    @FVDub Probably because he didn't care about your opinion. No thank-you would've been acceptable too.
  • aman123 - May 17, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    Saw it on my way out of LA Noire. Pretty badass poster.
  • FVDub - May 17, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    @sgloomy Exact same thing happened to me. I told the guy I didn't like COD and he looked at me like I was lying.
  • sgloomy - May 17, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    I went to pick up L.A. Noire last night and they were offering the posters to anyone who was pre-ordering the game. they seemed pretty cool but I'm not an FPS person so I didn't go for it.
  • plurality - May 17, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Yea, i work at gamestop and this is definitely legit, also emails went out to all powerup rewards members

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