We knew Call of Duty: Black Ops was coming out in time for Christmas, but if you needed an added bit of security to re-assure yourself you’ll have the game on launch day, you can now part with cash to stake yourself a spot in line. Sites are already listing the game for pre-order, and while it’s sporting the same absurd RRP as Modern Warfare 2, the real world price slashing has already begun.
Head on over to Amazon.co.uk, and you’ll see Call of Duty: Black Ops, the latest instalment in the absurdly successful first person shooter series, is up for pre-order on PS3, Xbox 360 and PS3, even though release is not until 9 November. Play.com meanwhile is listing both console versions for pre-order also.
Amazon is charging £44.91 for Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox 360 and PS3, and £34.99 for the PC version, but the page also reveals that the original RRP is once again £54.99, the same price that caused controversy around Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2′s launch at the same time last year.
Of course, in the case of Modern Warfare 2, supermarkets went and slashed that RRP almost in half, and given its success, we’d expect something similar for Call of Duty: Black Ops, so you might want to refrain from pulling out the plastic just yet.
Out 9 November | £from 34.99 | Activision