EDITOR'S NOTE: The ESRB has categorized this game as mature, and not suitable for younger players.
You've been watching the commericals on TV, online and at the movies. Tonight, you can see and play the game in person. Call of Duty: Black Ops II goes on sale at many retailers at 12:01 a.m., and several offer a chance to try it out hours before you can buy.
Will this draw gamers away from their smartphones and tablets where they play Angry Birds and other games as apps? Probably not, but this is a big franchise for consoles.
Here are some local and area stores where you can try before you buy:
Best Buy Alpharetta – 9 p.m. on Xbox 360 in the Magnolia Home Theater/Magnolia Design Center. Tournament with prizes.
Target Peachtree Corners – 10 p.m. with special offers, free giveaways and game demos. 3200 Holcomb Bridge Road.
In addition Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be on sale at 12:01 a.m. at the following area stores:
- North Point Mall, 1198 North Point Circle
- Avenue At S. Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway
- Johns Creek Village, 11720 Medlock Bridge Rd
- Duluth, 1875 Pleasant Hill Road
- Dunwoody, 1201 Hammond Drive