Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed

The official reveal of the next Call of Duty game was supposed to happen during the NBA playoffs tonight, but someone at Activision pulled the switch a little early to confirm that yes, it is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Treyarch. And yes, it is jumping into the near-future. The official site went live early this morning, though most of the useful bits are still locked down. Still, it does confirm that it'll be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 13.

Leaked images spotted by Doope

The screenshots and teaser trailer are unavailable, but the site has a still of the trailer showing Los Angeles in flames and being evacuated. A fuzzed-out thumbnail shows the quadrotor teased in a spot of viral marketing, and confirms that the leaked screenshots picked up by Doope were real. "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 pre-order page says. Expect more information, and that trailer, tonight.