Black Ops 2 Code Named Eclipse, Release Date Slips

A few days ago we reported on a leaked Black Ops 2 poster that was making the rounds.  That poster has now begun showing up in various Gamestop stock rooms, verifying its authenticity.

Alongside that poster is an important word.  ”Eclipse”.  It seems that Treyarch has attached that name to their next Call of Duty game, which most believe to be Black Ops 2.  It’s likely that “Eclipse” is just a code-name, though it is also possible that the game will actually be called Call of Duty Eclipse.

One thing the word does do is provide us with a very likely release date for the game.  Call of Duty games typically release on the second Tuesday of November, which this year is November 13th.  The real clincher here is that November 13th this year is also the date of a total solar eclipse, which provides the perfect reasoning behind the “Eclipse” code-name.

We now know that the next Call of Duty game will almost certainly be released on November 13th.  These recent findings have cast a little bit of doubt on whether or not it will in fact be a sequel to Black Ops or an all new Call of Duty game.  Which would you prefer?  Let us know in the comments.

(Pictured: Call of Duty Eclipse materials sent to Gamestop).

Black Ops 2 Eclipse

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  1. EvilBowlOfCereal April 23, 2012
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  3. dontbombme April 23, 2012
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    I would like to see the gameplay and story telling of MW put into the black ops series. The huge set pieces and all that.

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  4. CODfan April 23, 2012
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    id much rather cod eclipse… black ops kinda sucked a bit, and i think they need a different game lol

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    • Renato April 25, 2012
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      you are really stupid and ignorant. I know so many people who play COD without even so much as touching Zombies, i am also one of those people. You are so stupid, cod multiplayer will never die regardless of zombies

    • danny April 26, 2012
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      You act like black ops was the first to bring u zombies!! It was world at war that brought us zombies just they went further in black ops… but like I said i don’t give two licks of a popsicle stick what the game is called how anything looks about it just as long as they keep putting zombies in the game I don’t have a zombie sleeve started for nothing now if only treyarch would send me some money to finish it I would be much appreciated! !!!

  9. Patrick Liles April 23, 2012
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    I think a black ops two would be pretty sweet. They had a good cast for voices, wouldn’t hurt for a second. regardless an all new game would be pretty amazing as well. either way, i’m still gonna buy it when its out

  10. chase83196 April 23, 2012
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    The game should be made with the same basics as COD WAW

  11. Zaziuma April 23, 2012
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    • SkiDaBird April 23, 2012
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      Thats most likely the release of the trailer. You clearly didn’t read the article

    • DEL April 25, 2012
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      Zaziuma your a dumb a**. announcing the game on the 2nd. not releasing the friggen game. For how long now has call of duty come out in november. Read the whole artical before you post dumbness!!!

  12. jogger April 23, 2012
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    this would be a logical step for the call of duty series, a whole new turn if they make it just call of duty: eclipse, because remember tony hawk game series? they changed from tony haws pro skater 4, to tony hawk: underground, and underground 2 , and then american wasteland, and then tony hawk: project 8, there has been 9 games, and they went from waw, to mw123, black ops, and i think that black ops was a serious test run, and idk if they will even continue with that, it might just be a revised version of BO with a different name. but i need some zombies, if i am going to be a serious buyer.

    • IamNAMEgames April 25, 2012
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      Just so you know, the MW series didn’t come out all in a row. It went MW, W@W, MW2, and then Black Ops, tossed back and forth from Infinity Ward and Treyarch. I do agree on the thing about the THPS series, though. I think it’d be a pretty good idea to change the name. Doesn’t mean you have to get rid of Zombies, though.

  13. HAYDEN April 23, 2012
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    i like call of duty black ops 2

  14. Beastmode April 23, 2012
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    I would rather it be COD Eclipse. Cause black ops wasn’t all that fun and starting fresh would be a good direction for treyarch to go in. And zombies would be legit if there was an eclipse!

  15. Adam96 April 23, 2012
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    A black ops 2 would be sound as the gameplay was quality in its predecesor, also the release date sounds pretty safe so overall I CAN’T WAIT! :D

  16. DMalps April 24, 2012
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    I hope its Black Ops: Eclipse but it says return for debriefing so that makes me think that its probably going to be Black Ops:2 Either way it will be fun to have something new.

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  18. Keezy Kelo April 24, 2012
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    Black Ops 2 would be good !!

  19. logan gerold April 24, 2012
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    i want them to continue the black ops story there is still alot of things not made clear i mean look at the ending of the first black ops it shows the main character in the crowd of the day kennedy was assasinated what better way to start off black ops 2 then to continue from there it would be amazing

    • sam April 26, 2012
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      Ok first of all these are just leaks and you really can not trust a lot of the stuff you hear/see even though this may or may NOT be true. Second of all I would want them to make a new game for the multiplayer (new guns,perk’s,killstreaks,etc.) But at the same time continue the black ops campaign where it had left off from. It didn’t really make a whole lot of sense when it left off so id like to see a continuation of the campaign. Lastly Im kind of sick of most of same weapons between mw2 and mw3 so if we. Could get all new weapons and make them more realistic so you can’t “quickscope” in this game it would be a lot better and more realistic. Too bad I have only purchased mw2,black ops,and mw3. I have played some of the other games before and I have really liked them but you just don’t find them around anymore. O well my loss if you guys want to follow me on twitter my info is @samkleven bye.

      • sam April 26, 2012
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        And most people are right when they say zombies was a high seller for the game they were right because whenever I play black ops I usually play zombie and I hated the fact that you could buy your weapon attachments. I wish you had to e’en them like mw2…

  20. Carl Vito April 24, 2012
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    In all honesty Black Ops had its great things. But a new game would be cool too.

  21. Chris Stephens April 24, 2012
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    I would love to see a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 maybe it will pick up from the last one.

  22. Adrian April 24, 2012
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    New game would be best

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  24. FluffiestPond April 24, 2012
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    I would like to see a CoD game go back and follow the story of the S.A.S Regiment in CoD4. It probably sounds a little nostalgic, but I would quite like to know how they all met.

    • ContraCommando April 24, 2012
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      There is NOTHING nostalgic about a game released in 2007. If you want nostalgia, look further than a 5-6 year old game, hell, look past a 10 year old game.

    • A.J April 29, 2012
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      Black ops 2 makes more sense for Treyarch, but id prefer a new game all together. i think it would be cool if they had spec. ops missions from like vietnam to something like black hawk down. conecting black ops to mondern warfare.

  25. hotshoe84 April 24, 2012
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    if the game does not have zombies it may very well be a waste of time zombies are the center peice of the game!!!

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  27. Hydrexo April 24, 2012
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    holy crap. you people who are finding these leaks need to stop. I took a look at that photo. How does it have any way of connecting the dots of it being called Call Of Duty Eclipse.Also I guess then with all your observations I guess its called Call Of Duty Eclipse Multi Black Ops 2.
    -_-’ this is directed to the poster and not towards the commentators of this leak.

  28. KSI xLongShotz
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    FPS Russia made a massive leak on his channel with the quad rotor video saying it might be in the next call of duty added to the pic released on the call of duty website it may be that treyarch will leap frog IW and become the futuristic maker since that drone won’t be active service for another decade and leave IW in the ruins of MW3

  29. Kyle April 24, 2012
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    Perhaps it is another Black Ops, just a different name? I didn’t play campaign much and I don’t remember too well, but wasn’t world at war and black ops somewhat related with each other?

    World at War
    Black Ops
    Eclipse

  30. Tim April 24, 2012
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    ummm if you guys would pay attention it says Black ops 2 code named eclipse…….. its not gonna be CoD Eclipse. :/

  31. ozzy April 24, 2012
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    I think it would be cool if it was black ops 2 and they started the story from a future perspective. This way they could continue the story, while still being able to add futuristic aspects.

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    It don’t really matter 2 me as long as Mason is in it, Out of all the Call of Duty games my favourite charater is Mason!!

  33. Philip April 24, 2012
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    i hope it’s black ops two!

  34. Anonoz April 25, 2012
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    Black Ops campaign has higher replayability and cooler story lines tha Mws, nuff said

  35. Activision sux April 25, 2012
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    If this runs on the same old shitty IW 4 engine, I will give it a pass :-/

  36. zanetti666(psn) April 25, 2012
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    black ops wasnt very good but im all for the cod series cause i liked mw2. mw3 is…..ok not horrible so i would like gameplay style more similar to mw2. hmu if u wanna play a little PSN zanetti666

  37. Darren Whitby April 25, 2012
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    I think it should be a new game. Black ops 2 sounds stale. It should also be futuristic, but with the same smoothness in gameplay and control that call of duty in known for, with more extensive customization. Treyarch’s black ops already has taken the steps to put,”ray guns”,”wunderwaffe”, etc. Why not take it a step further and make some futuristic multiplayer with energy weapons as well???

  38. nate April 25, 2012
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    it should be a sequal to black ops because balck ops was so badass if they make it a sequal i think they would get more sells

  39. Sobhiyar April 25, 2012
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    A new game would be amazing…Infinity Ward ended the modern warfare series successfully but if treyarch does release Black ops 2 it would kind suck since the story and online sucked in black ops. BUT if treyarch released a new game in general it would be a massive hit.

  40. Ronnx28 April 25, 2012
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    I think half of you have fallen and bumped your heads. Black ops was probably the best multiplayer of them all. It just needs a few tweaks like the rumors say are happening. MW3 dropped the ball big time with the respawning. You shouldnt have to walk in circles the whole game to protect yourself. The quick scoping is a joke. All games need to lose last stand and stop allowing a knife to beat out a bullet from an assault rifle. All the games had potential but lacked certain details. I would like the next one to have a more realistic look to it like BF3. It would be nice to have a multiplayer game that allows the players to decide which weapons and gear are allowed like the old Navy Seals game. If you dont want launchers you can turn it off so people will have to actually work for kills. One last thing, how about stop allowing grenades to be thrown halfway across the maps. Unrealistic!

  41. brian April 25, 2012
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    november 13th is my birthday

  42. Voice of Reason April 25, 2012
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    cant believe so many crackheads think black ops was so great. we all know how this will go game will be released with 3 to 4 OP guns, that they claim to patch but never actually do. seriously get on Black ops now and most of the kids run the famas and ak-74u, an du literally have no chance against them. Also they would need to completely change the graphics, fuck black ops looked terrible

  43. ripper187187 April 25, 2012
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    I think that they sould not make a whole nother call of duty game they sould just make black ops 2 because I think it will be a awesome segual

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  45. xXxSwordthiefXx April 25, 2012
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    Its probley black ops 2 but eclipse sounds better.

  46. brandon April 26, 2012
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    i think this sould not be a sequal to black ops but a new call of duty game instead because the story line for black ops really wasnt that great the only good thing to black ops was the zombies mode wich i do hope for more zombies maps on the this new call of duty

  47. osvaldo April 26, 2012
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    i will buy it as long as there isnt any lag and zombies is back xD

  48. asker April 27, 2012
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    No Zombie No black ops 2

  49. Mantis April 29, 2012
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    Ummm whoever said that waw was before cod4 you are mistaken cod4 came out in 07 waw was 08. COD4 was much better than any of the others You don’t have to pay for new maps and mods!

  50. mike April 29, 2012
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    just hope its not $60 like all the rest have been…im kinda getting tired of paying that much for games….

  51. david April 29, 2012
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    i think the name should be COD: Black Ops 2 CODENAME: ECLIPSE and it should be a mix between a new game and have zombies from black ops

  52. jj April 30, 2012
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    its true i went to gamestop today and saw this realse date

  53. Tibo April 30, 2012
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    Ok, I didn’t like Black Ops in the beginning, but after a certain point playing MW3 I thougd it was an excellent game. They should do bit the same like BO and keep the name Black Ops, but not Eclipse. Eclipse as name has totally nothing in common with a shooter, Eclipse should be more for a fantasy game. The only explanation for the name I know right now is the game is based for a BIG part on Zombies. If I am right Eclipse is something with a moon, so Eclipse -> the Blue moons, the map on the Moon, something with space… Ah, yes Something with space I…Maybe the are making some fantasy game and they will make a FPS shooter for the fight of the air space…
    That said, I know I have lot’s of fantasy but… They should not use Eclipse for name.

  54. teddy April 30, 2012
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    black op n mw3 have 2 different storys y they sell separate an it would be nice to bring kill streaks in zombies with some good maps an guns but cant wait love war games they entertain me so ya bring on black op 2/eclipse

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