Is the Next Nintendo Power ‘exclusive’ Call of Duty Black Ops 2?

Okay, this is very much not what people would consider 3DS news, but with everyone wondering what that mystery image in Nintendo Power is referring to, could it be about the next Call of Duty game?

Because look at this image again:

Doesn’t that look a whole lot like a picture of Russia to anyone else?  In fact Zelda Informer’s article kind of inspired me here, it was only after they mentioned they mentioned the similarity that I even considered it could be a Call of Duty game.

But it makes a lot of sense.  Call of Duty Black Ops 2 images are springing up all over the internet, the announcement for a new Call of Duty game is set to be within the coming month and I’m pretty sure the original Black Ops was set during the Cold War.

Obviously a game set in Russia during the Cold War would be a complete no brainer for the Call of Duty series and Activision, right?

However there’s one thing about all this that makes me wonder even more, and that’s why Nintendo Power might be referring to Call of Duty in the first place.  It’s never been a series that Nintendo fans have cared about and the Wii was never the priority for the last four games as far as what version the most effort was put into.  But we haven’t seen a new Call of Duty game on 3DS yet.

So perhaps thats what Nintendo Power is all excited for.  A Call of Duty game on 3DS would be a pretty big step up from the ones released in the DS era, don’t you think?  Given the 3DS is much better in regards to its technical power, I’d even go as far as saying it could possibly run a Call of Duty game that looked and played not too much differently from the Playstation 2 and Wii versions. That’d be a potential reason why a Nintendo owned magazine would cover this news, it’d be a major franchise available on Nintendo’s latest handheld and would likely leave the Vita with no plausible way to compete in the Western world.

If it was a few months earlier it could potentially have been referring to Metal Gear Solid 3D which has a very similar setting, although the February 2012 release date for the game makes any news about it extremely unlikely.

But maybe I’m just grasping at straws in regards to this.  Maybe it turns out the announcement is covering some no name eShop title or somehow either Fire Emblem or Advance Wars has suddenly ended up set in Russia.   It’s all possible.  None the less I hope you people can see how I came to this conclusion and why the possibility of this mystery game being Call of Duty Black Ops 2 seems extremely likely.

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