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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' teased in retail poster with early May reveal?

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Return for debriefing

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 teaser poster
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 teaser poster

A retail poster seemingly indicates a May 2nd reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the long-rumored sequel to Treyarch's 2010 blockbuster.

Kotaku was sent the above image of a poster from "a retail source" featuring both the Treyarch and Activision logos beneath a date and the tagline, "Return for debriefing."

The background is a vague, but not altogether unfamiliar, soldier in black. Using these contextual clues, it seems obvious that this is the beginnings of a retail teaser campaign for the not-really-a-surprise sequel, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Beyond the presence of Black Ops-developer Treyarch's logo on the poster, the reference to "debriefing" recalls the 2010 original whose hallmark framing narrative, beginning at the options screen and extending throughout the campaign, was an interrogation room. The May 2nd date on the poster could point towards an official reveal of the game, in advance of E3. When reached for comment, Activision unsurprisingly offered, "No comment."

Early signs of Black Ops 2 appeared in February, when French gaming site Gameblog.fr reported on an Amazon leak that indicated the game would be released this year. The outlet was unceremoniously "blacklisted" by a European arm of Activision, seemingly confirming the leak; however, Activision US quickly remedied that action, calling it a misunderstanding.