New Call Of Duty Title To Be Announced On May 1st – Countdown Starts!
You can now count the days left for the tens of millions of FPS fans worldwide, while the next installment to the popular Call of Duty series coming and set to be revealed on the first day of May and likely to be a sequel to Black Ops, released in late 2010. Teaser page reveals forthcoming announcement for popular first-person shooter series to be made next week.
The first player COD franchise to shatter its own records in terms of sales, and which is by far the most popular game all the time. While the latest iteration – Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has reached the billion dollar mark in just sixteen days of launch and became the fastest selling item in the entertainment industry.
This year is no different with the official Call of Duty site displaying a teaser and a countdown for the big announcement on May 1. The next COD title is being developed by Treyarch, developers of 2010′s Black Ops. That’s it! Well, not really, but that’s the only confirmed news we have. The other rumors are a bit more interesting.
While the new game in the franchise might not be called Black Ops 2. Other rumors point to the game’s title being Call of Duty: Eclipse with a rumored release date of November 13. Why that day? That was the day will be a total solar eclipse which syncs up perfectly with the said rumored title.
Quite an achievement, considering box office smash-hit Avatar – arguably the first movie to really entice moviegoers into believing in 3D – was the previous holder of that particular title, reaching the billion mark in nineteen days. It’s rather dubious to compare the two different industries, especially given that a cinema ticket is cheaper than a brand-new console game; but I digress. Apart this!
MP1st also got their hands on a rumored leak of all the new game modes and perks making their way into Black Ops 2, Eclipse or whatever you want to call it. Treyarch did some interesting stuff with the multiplayer in Black Ops and it’s looking like the studio is doing it again with the sequel. The first new game mode is called Escort which sees a team escorting a player as they pick up three flags. If the opposing team manages to kill the escorted player, it will be a win for the opposing team.
A teaser site has arrived for the new title accessible over at CallofDuty.com, and although it hasn’t been confirmed as a follow-up to Black Ops, it would seem the most likely at this point in time. Fans will be treated to an official glimpse of the new title at the US basketball play-offs, shown on TNT, but we’d expect the trailer to be uploaded to the countdown site thereafter.
That’s it we have now and no words about when the title will be hitting the stores, however it will almost confirmed released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 contemporaneously. Prices will also likely be around the 60 dollar mark as usual, and with the Samsung Galaxy S III set to be announced two days after the May 1st announcement, which would be excited day for all the fans of gaming platforms and samrtphones users.
It’s not like last year where all the major details of Modern Warfare 3 were leaked weeks before the official unveil. It’s not smart to get your hopes up just yet. Stay tuned to Grabi for the game modes that will be revealed on May 1st 2012 with a blast.