Global games retail giant GameStop is predicting big things for the next Call of Duty.
The firm says that Black Ops II is the most pre-ordered in its history – and that this means the franchise could once again break records at release in November.
CoD: Black Ops II is due out globally on November 13th.
It follows on on from last year’s CoD: Modern Warfare 3, and is the sequel to CoD: Black Ops.
The first Black Ops is in fact the most popular game in the series ever, beating out the Modern Warfare sub-brand which propelled the nine-year-old franchise in the limelight in 2007.
GameStop’s bold claims came in a press announcement today that game service Call of Duty Elite will be free when the new game hits.
Launched last year, Elite formerly included subscription options that provided access to DLC and extra community features.
GameStop president Tony Bartel said: "Consumer anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is tremendous.
"We are seeing the highest pre-orders in history.
"With its current pace, this Call of Duty is on track to break records and is likely to be our biggest game launch of all time."