Rumor: Next Call of Duty is 'Ghosts,' coming November 5

A UK retailer may have leaked the title of the next Call of Duty game, along with a purported release date from leaked Target ad. According to the leaks, it will be called "Call of Duty: Ghosts," and is planned to release on November 5, 2013.

CharlieIntel (via Kotaku) reports that a now-pulled ad from the UK retailer Tesco showed the box art above, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Meanwhile, a leaked circular for Target shows the game's release date, promising a discount on other games for placing a reservation. The Target circular is for May 5-11, which means that if this all holds water, Activision must be planning to announce the game soon. As Kotaku notes, this is the time of year the company usually announces new Call of Duty titles.

If it pans out, it would retroactively prove true claims by YouTube user Drift0r, who posted a video calling the title in late March. But, Drift0r also claimed it would be next-gen only, and the PS3/360 box art seem to debunk that part of his claim, at least.

None of this is confirmed, so consider it a rumor until we hear official word. Shacknews has contacted Activision and will update as more information becomes available.