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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' release date Nov. 13th, pre-orders start May 2nd, confirms Target

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Date subject to change, war subject to never change

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is real, and it's coming November 13th, 2012 according to a supposed Target pre-order card obtained by IGN.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is real, and it's coming November 13th, 2012 according to Target.

IGN acquired a pre-order card for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which shows the date listed above. We contacted a number of local Targets to try and verify the card's existence, and one location confirmed that the game will be available for pre-order in-store starting May 2nd. Another store's clerk said they "got the cards in today."

The card, which lists Black Ops 2 for an Xbox 360 and PS3 release, shows the date alongside a caveat explaining that the game's release date is "subject to change."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been the subject of quite a bit of speculation in the past few weeks. A retail leak and slowly updating teaser site doling out hints that the next Call of Duty title — which will be revealed May 1st — will be a follow-up to Treyarch's last stab at the franchise. One hint (the word "Tacitus") led some investigators to believe the title was tied to the solar eclipse, reinforcing the game's November 13th launch date.

We'll continue to reach out to Target and Activision, and let you know what we find out.