The next title in Activision's top-selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
franchise will hit stores on November 8, according to leaked information reported by gaming weblog Kotaku
The site cites multiple unnamed sources in reporting the planned release date, as well as preliminary plot details detailing anti-terrorist military operations in a wide variety of domestic and international locations.
The report also includes concept art, character models and details of multiplayer maps and modes, including a survival mode that involves holding off a never-ending waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
We've contacted Activision for comment on this information and will let you know when we hear back.
2007's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
sold over 13 million units across the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, while 2009's Modern Warfare 2
has sold over 20 million copies, according to publisher Activision.
developers and Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella were ousted from the company
last year in a dispute over alleged unpaid royalties. Many other Infinity Ward employees joined the pair at newly formed studio Respawn Entertainment
In the wake of the mass departure, Activision announced Sledgehammer Games would take over development duties
for the next Call of Duty
game, though it's unclear if that means they're working on Modern Warfare 3
At the time, Signal Hill analyst Todd Greenwald said he expected Modern Warfare 3 to "easily" sell 10 million units
regardless of the developer.
[UPDATE: In a tweet
, Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling said of the leaked information, "some still accurate, some not. To avoid spoiling the experience, I'd wait for the real reveal."]