The long-rumoured game came to light when an image of a Target pre-order card surfaced over on IGN, confirming its release date.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 13, following an unveiling during the ad break of an NBA playoff match on May 1.
Activision previously claimed that the title will contain "meaningful innovations". A viral YouTube video promoting the Call of Duty franchise hinted that the next entry in the series will feature future technology.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer details were allegedly revealed in a leaked report last month. The game will reportedly feature a brand new mode called Escort, and contain a new perks system and a fully integrated Elite mode.
Earlier this year, the conclusion of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops was voted the greatest game ending of all time by Guinness World Records readers.
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Watch a trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops below: