Call of Duty Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty Black Ops revealed - set for November 9 release

Activision has officially named the next title in the lucrative Call of Duty series. Previously known as Call of Duty 7, the title is now confirmed as Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game is being developed by Santa Monica-based studio Treyarch, responsible for several previous instalments in the military first-person shooter series, including Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty 3.

The press announcement provides little extra information, simply promising that Black Ops will, "take players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the groundbreaking and record-setting, No. 1 first-person action series of all-time."

For the last few months, news sites have been rife with rumours that the game would be set in Vietnam - and the title announcement does not necessarily contradict that. As the Official Xbox Magazine reported, Treyarch put out a casting call in LA earlier this year, looking for an actor to play one 'Frank Barnes', a WW2 veteran and member of the Studies and Observations Group, a black ops unit active during the Vietnam war.

There's an official website here, and Activision is promising that a teaser trailer will hit the GameTrailers site this evening.

Posted by Keith Stuart Friday 30 April 2010 16.11 BST