Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Set in the future

It looks as if the pre-order page for Black Ops 2 on the official Call of Duty website went live by mistake and a few people managed to grab a screenshot of the page in question. On the page, a description of the game said that Black Ops 2 will actually be set in the near future. Here's a screenshot of the page (which has been blocked since):

description of game

It says:
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. Pre-order today.

This would explain futuristic killstreaks such as the Quadrotor and the Avenger.

Box Art

Looks like we have a clearer view of what the box art for Black Ops 2 will look like. As you can see, here's a promo for the PS3 version of the game.

Black Ops 2 Box Art

Here is what the XBox version will look like:

xbox black ops 2 box art

Finally, we have the PC box art:

PC box art black Ops 2

When is Blacks Ops 2 released?

All evidence points towards Black Ops 2 being released on the 13th of November 2012. For example, here's a leaked header for an online pre-order:

Box Art

See the date? Also, the leaked reservation cards show the 13th of November 2012. In case you didn't already know, the 13th of November is a Tuesday. This is usually the day that Call of Duty games tend to be released.

Leaked screenshots

Apparently, screenshots of the upcoming Black Ops 2 game were leaked by a special effects company. The reason these screenshots are believed to be official is because the Quadrotor appears in them. In case you didn't already know, the Quadrotor appeared as a teaser image on the official Call of Duty website.

Firstly, here is a piece of leaked art. Note that this isn't a screenshot. This is simply a piece of art that would normally be used in promotional posters etc. Notice the Quadrotor in the background.

Black Ops 2 art

Finally, here are the actual leaked screenshots:

Black Ops 2 screenshot quadrotor

If this is a fake, it's pretty well done. This looks to be a screenshot of the Quadrotor. If the teasers on the official COD site is anything to go by, this will be a killsteak.

Screenshot Black Ops

The picture above shows the Quadrotor from below.

leaked screenshot of killstreaks

This is the most exciting screenshot of them all. As you can see, there are three killstreaks and a player character underneath. You can see the Quadrotor, an attack chopper and what looks like an Osprey Gunner. The cars also look to be the same kind of cars that we've seen in previous COD games.