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“We’ve been working hard for a couple years now to make sure fans have another great experience,” said Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch. “They’ve had so many great ‘Call of Duty’ experiences in the past, and we’re very fortunate that so many people are excited for ‘Black Ops.’ We’re humbled by it and excited to share with people what we’ve got for them.”

Wedbush Morgan gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter said competition for “Black Ops” is more fierce this season because it’s being released on the heels of Microsoft’s sci-fi shooter prequel “Halo: Reach” and Electronic Arts’ military shooter reboot “Medal of Honor.” However, Pachter expects “Black Ops” to have the biggest sales.