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Activision Blizzard announced today that it will launch Call of Duty Black Ops, the next big title in a series that has generated $3 billion in revenue, on Nov. 9.

The game preview trailer will be released tonight on GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley and will be available on this web site after the show airs. The game is being produced by Activision Publishing’s Treyarch game studio, which has made the Call of Duty: World at War game in the past.

“We have focused our entire studio on this game, with dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op teams creating the most intense, gripping and riveting experience possible for our fans on all fronts,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch.

We incorrectly wrote yesterday the game would be called Call of Duty Vietnam. While the game includes Vietnam as a setting, it also features fighting in the arctic and Cuba. This new game has been hinted at for some time. The real question is, how soon can a new Modern Warfare series can be launched, considering the turmoil at Activision Publishing’s Infinity Ward game studio? Infinity Ward made the Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 games, which were among the bestselling games in history.

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