What is Call of Duty: Ghosts? Box art for the unannounced Call of Duty game have popped up online, only to be doubled down on when a Target ad for the game also leaked. Is an announcement imminent? If memory serves, and when it comes to Call of Duty I'll admit a hazy memory, there has been no new Call of Duty announcement for 2013. Is this Infinity Ward's next FPS?
Call of Duty's Ghost character, the masked martyr from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has become as famous as any character from the franchise. Mostly, I suppose, because he had a sweet-looking skull mask or something -- and I guess he was sort of a badass commando too. He even had his own comic series leading into the release of Modern Warfare 2, and an Activision-backed fan prequel as well. This leaked box art implies that now he's getting his very own game.
Considering that the game is being officially listed in retailer ads already, it's entirely likely Call of Duty: Ghosts is on the verge of a full announcement. Huge games like this typically get shown to retailers prior to their announcement, just so they're ready for the huge wave of preorders that typically come in over the next few days. Still, it's surprising we haven't even seen a teaser for the game yet.
According to the ad, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 5. Stay tuned for more information soon -- hopefully.