Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is officially confirmed now via marketing material which has a release date printed as November 13th 2012 as IGN have uncovered.
We, here at ThisisXbox.com were aware of Black Ops 2 and the release date thanks to a trusted tip off as far back as March 1st, as reported here. We were also informed that there will be 3 SKU’s this year, Standard, Hardened and for the first time a pricey Elite Edition. This however, has not yet been confirmed, and we’re heavily interested to see if our tipster brought home a double whammy… maybe when Activision officially show some parts of the game on May 1st – details of the editions could come to light?
In the image obtained by IGN as shown below, the release date, game title, and new logo is confirmed on the material shown in the image below. Clicking the image will take you to the original IGN report page.
Black Ops 2 has been one of the worst kept secrets in gaming history having been leaked to us by a well known retailer, leaked to other sites via printers who are printing promotional material – and maybe, just maybe Activision could learn from their marketing mistakes. Announcing the game before approving and sending off material to be printed for retailers to showcase it’s pre-order in future; this was begging to be leaked the minute the posters, cards and box art came off the printing press!