It's not particularly surprising to learn that Activision is readying a direct sequel to 2010's pretty good Call of Duty: Black Ops. The title has been heavily rumoured for months now, but was finally confirmed overnight via a sneaky photograph of a Target pre-order token posted on IGN.

The card clearly shows the game’s logo, in addition to a 13th November release date. The shooter’s official announcement was scheduled to go ahead next week during the NBA playoffs. Looks like Activision’s been beaten to the punch.