Activision will finally be revealing the first official details about 2012's Call of Duty game -- rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Treyarch -- on May 1, 2012, during TNT's annual NBA playoffs coverage. The official CallofDuty.com website has been updated with a countdown clock and a window teasing the news, presumably to be replaced with a trailer on May 1.
If you close the countown window (by clicking X), you'll notice that a set of screens bearing the word "Classified" are arrayed out behind it. Clicking on one zooms in on the image, showing a date that presumably points to when that bit of advertising will be unlocked. One is up and running already, an image obscured behind white noise. There's also mention in the site's source code of Black Ops being a registered Activision trademark, in a chunk of code that appears to be linked to the world reveal.
Take that for what it's worth.
The possibility of a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release, presumably from the 2010 predecessor's developer Treyarch, has come up a few times now. A poster surfaced online on April 18 bearing the Activision and Treyarch logos and a May 2 date above the words "Return for Debriefing."
Then there was a February product listing on the French Amazon website pointing to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. A Spanish-language website followed that news shortly after with word that the next CoD would be coming in November. Not exactly a stretch for a series that is traditionally released in that month, but another example of the mounting evidence.
The newly updated CallofDuty.com is our first official confirmation from Activision in 2012 that news on the latest edition of the popular first-person shooter is coming.