this is a massive collection of all speculations and things happened so far on the 2012 installment of Call of Duty.
Read the ENTIRE thread, if you don't have time or are just too lazy then: SKIP TO THE SECTION CALLED: COINCEDENCE??? and read Down. If you just want to know about the game, and not all the announcement crap, skip to: THE GAME ITSELF
So here is what we know so far, Amazon France, and a spanish retailer has already posted, and quickly DE posted a page for pre ordering Call of Duty Black Ops 2.
We also know that Call of Duty is always announced sometime around April/May/June time.
April 18th, a poster is found at Gamestop. Shown Here: http://thegamerplex.com/temp/rumor-new-call-of-duty-title-and-its-not-named-blac k-ops-2/photo-1-3/
Now this seems like an announcement poster that was never supposed to be shown to the public. But as we all know, the announcement will happen on May 1st, not second. But earlier in the year, an Activision quoe stated this:
POSTED APRIL 17th at 5:06 PM: //announcement scheduled for May 2nd 2012
POSTED APRIL 20th at 1:37 PM: //announcement moved to May 1st for NBA Playoffs promo
So that explains why the date on the poster is May 2nd not 1st, and why the poster was never officially released to the public, because it was invalid.
You see the quoe states on April 17th, the announcement was official, and the posters arrived in certain Gamestops on the 18th a day later, and the date was then changed on the 20th to fit an NBA playoff showtime.
OK. so the announcement is on May 1st, theres a poster, yeah yeah whatever. But whats the announcement going to be? Well we wont officially know until the actuall day of, But there are some pretty good speculations.
Well Activisions Stock quoe states that they are due to start pre orders of some game on May 2nd, the day after the announcement. Makes sense. This game that they are supposed to start pre orders for has been titled on the site. Call of Duty ECLIPSE. Now Eclipse sounds way cooler than Black Ops 2. But people are saying that Eclipse is just a Code name for the game, and not the actuall Title, but I believe that it is.
Becuase if you look, Call of Duty always comes out on the Second Tuesday of November, right? Well this year there will be a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the second tuesday of November... November 13th. Don't believe me? Look up Novemeber 13 eclipse on google. If this is just a code name for the game, activision is really passing an opportunity here, cause if you ask me, having that big of a coincidence is lucky. Also eclipses are eery, and that sounds like something Treyarch would put in there game. Plus if you remember, Iron Wolf may have been this games codename, because treyarch employees were caught on xbox live playing a game with no achievements called Iron Wolf. So I believe that was the codename, and eclipse is the official Title.
UPDATE! This game will most likely be named, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, because the eery holographic loading screen on the front page, is moris code, and if you read it in moris code, it says Black Ops 2!
Nov 13 Problem
If you know, this year, the United States Election will happen on the second tuesday, as it always does every 4 years, and releasing a game like CoD on that day would keep a LOT of people from voting, which could get Activision in trouble. But if you look, Call of Duty is a world wide thing, not just US, AND, the election in 2008 didn't stop World at War from coming out on the second tuesday of November... (I F***in Hated that election)
The Game Itself
So what does Treyarch have in store for us this year? What Goodies will they unveil on May 1st? Well if you look, the guy in the back of the splash page looks pretty framilliar to the Sitting Bull from Black Ops, so a Direct Sequel is very possible, also if you look at why Treyarch Didnt do a sequel to World at War, was because it didnt sell so well, but they also didnt do a seqel becuase the WW2 thing is old. Treyarch has also never done a direct sequel in this franchise before. BUT The Cold war is very Unexplored and gives Treyarch a LOT of freedom. And it also was a MEGA hit in 2010, so its very likely that Activision forced upon a sequel. But Treyarch is also a very independent company, and takes passion in there games, they didn't know that Black Ops was going to be a smash hit, and Im sure they already had the next game planned out in the making of Black Ops.
And Treyarch doesn't seem to be a fan of sequels, nor am I.
If the game isnt a direct sequel, Im sure it will have some link to Black Ops, just like it did to World at War.
A lot of People Speculate that The game will take place in the future. Like even past MW3, like 2030-2035. But there isn't a lot of things to back this theory up. But if you look at the Loading screen of the Announcement page: http://callofduty.com the loading looks very Holographic, and Futuristic. But if you remember, Black Ops also looked pretty realistic in the Teaser. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BSroF_2sw&feature=fvsr&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yo utube.com%2Fresults%3Fhl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26q%3DCall%2Bof%2Bdut y%2Bblack%2Bops%2Bdebut%2Bteaser%2Btrailer%26bav%3Don.2%2Cor.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.%2Cc f.osb%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN%26tab%3Dw1
So a futuristic, game would be sweet (Near Future 2030 ish, not Halo) just I don't think it's Likely, Treyarch seems to like the History area better.
So thats everything we know so far compiled into one thread. If there is anymore info, tell me in comments, and I will try to add it. (Note I will do some research first to make sure its legitamate)
Tell me what you think and thanks for Reading, and be sure to watch the NBA Playoffs on May 1st on TNT, I know I will.
PS: Someone posted this alledged Multiplayer Pic Leaked, tell me if you think its Fact or Faked. If its Faked, they did a pretty Damn good job:
This game is definately going to take place in the future, so this is not a direct sequel. I say this because, the fuzzy picture was just revealed today, and its a quadrotor (if thats how you spell it). A quadrotor is thie quad propellor mini flying UAV like device that has an SMG on the bottom, and is controlled by a controller some where else. A player can pull it of his back, and throw it up. A few days ago, Activision sponsors an FPSRussia video, guess what that videos about... A quadrotor. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU And guess what? He even drops the hint saying "This may just be in the next Call of Duty...". For a full decode on this video, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt1hExTxSdU he also explains some other thing. But basically, the device in the FPSRussia video, is a fake, everything is done by Activision CG. This technology is being developed right now, and there is now way that FPSRussia would have one, even if Activision sponsored it!.
Next is TACITUS. This image was dropped today on this site, and its the same logo thats on FPSRussias shirt in the vid.
Tacitus was like a greek or something, and if you read his quote entitled "Tacitus", it talks about a lunar eclipse... (Hmm, framiliar huh)
And if you go to: www.tacitus.com/ it talks about this new scientist group. This website was just put up today, and I believe TACITUS is the evil scientist group in the game. Watch this video for an analysis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z70DLRZKaA8
This is some new info!!!
THANKS FOR READING