Well, it seems as though Activision has made the announcement for Call of Duty: Black Ops II a bit earlier than anticipated. The game's UK site has been updated with a bunch of Black Ops II info, including the release date, box art and general setting of the game.
According to the site, the sequel to the widely popular Call of Duty series will be available November 13, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360.
The site also contains a link to pre-order the game through various retailers where the following description awaits readers:
Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.
21st Century Cold War eh? Sounds good to me! You can see the box art on the official UK site over HERE.