Cologne, Germany – Gamescom 2012 fans, mark your calendars for the world premiere of Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer and the opportunity to be among the first to play on Xbox 360 before its release this November 13th 2012.

Starting day one of Gamescom on 15th August, attendees can go to the Call of Duty: Black Ops II booth located in Hall 6, booth A21/B30- A31/B30 to compete in the massive Call of Duty Multiplayer arena and go hands-on with award-winning developer Treyarch’s new title.

Fans around the globe can also share in the exclusive reveal. In collaboration with Xbox, Wednesday’s World Premiere will be streamed live from Gamescom directly to Xbox LIVE online entertainment network for all Xbox LIVE members throughout Europe and in the United States and Canada. Hosted by Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson and AceyBongos, the world reveal featuring live gameplay from the show floor will be streamed daily starting on Wednesday 15th Aug from 6 p.m. local time (9 a.m. PST/5 p.m. UK) with exclusive interviews with the developers of the game. In addition to the stream on Xbox LIVE, the show will also be live streamed online on in Europe,, as well as .  The World Premiere content will be available in its entirety via Xbox LIVE video-on-demand shortly after the live broadcast in participating countries. Additional broadcast outlets will be revealed at a later date.

Turtle Beach is also part of the Call of Duty arena experience at Gamescom 2012. In partnership with Activision Publishing, Inc. and Treyarch, Turtle Beach will be offering attendees a chance to win a tournament round at its booth (Hall 6.1, booth C10) and earn a V.I.P. Express Pass to Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer arena.

Thibaud de Saint-Quentin, executive vice president and CEO of European Publishing at Activision, said: “With more than a quarter of a million visitors expected over four days, Gamescom provides the perfect opportunity to reveal the new Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer to European players and gaming fans from around the world. Gamescom 2012 will be the most exciting and engaging to date.”

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