If Activision Is Releasing Call Of Duty: Eclipse, They Picked A Good Day To Do It

I was on the fence about posting this because, I mean, "Black Ops 2 coming out in November"? Stop the presses, that's like "Call of Duty is coming out this year"-type news. But the game does seem to have a clever codename, unless the codename is actually its title.

Rumour has it that the marketing materials we were leaked earlier this week have shown up in various GameStops this weekend, and that at GameStop the game is being referred to, internally, as "Call of Duty: Eclipse".

That carries the whiff of a project codename to me, not necessarily a title. What's really interesting is that, on November 13, 2012, there will be a total solar eclipse. Passing over much of the South Pacific Ocean, the only populated region in which it will be visible is in Cairns, Australia. But still: total solar eclipse. And November 13 happens to be the second Tuesday of November, which is the day on the calendar Call of Duty has released since 2008.

So the big mystery now is, what's this "Eclipse" business. It's important to note this is not a name on any of these posters now being shown to the public. If it's just a codename, then it hints at nothing other than the neat coincidence of an astronomical event on the day everyone expects this game to release. If it is in the title, then what? More space missions? They've already done a moon base map, and a moon base map with zombies at that.

We'll probably just have to wait until next Wednesday, May 2. The date is on these posters and it probably indicates a reveal event for this game.

GameStop Employee Leaks "Call of Duty: ECLIPSE" Marketing Poster/Stand-UPDATE [Charlie Intel]

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    Eclipse is a pretty decent name for it, sounds better than simply BLOPS 2. The operation in it might be called Eclipse, so it'd make sense?

    "Call OF Duty: Big gaping hole oh yeeeea" i'll buy that

    And of course release date staggering will mean it will release on thursday in Australia, meaning any significance is essentially lost.

      There have been simultaneous releases before... I don't see why it'd be impossible.

    Call Of Duty: Breaking Dawn? Lol

      Call Of Duty: Breaking Wind...

      Nail On Head... no more Zombie mode... new Vampire mode!

    In 1969 the USMC went to the moon, on a Nazi hunting campaign.

    I would buy that ; _ ;

      Then this might be for you...


    CoD: Eclipse got me excited. I was hoping the name meant there was not going to be another CoD!

    With a name like Eclipse it's got to be a standalone zombie game... either that or they're having a CoD/Twilight tie in.

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