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 Johns Creek – 10 p.m. with special offers, free giveaways and game demos. 2625 Peachtree Pkwy, Suwanee (South Forsyth)
Walmart – Play in the Black Ops 2 tournament starting at 8 p.m.
In addition to those stores, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be on sale at 12:01 a.m. at the following area stores:
- Canton Marketplace, 1810 Cumming Hwy
- Shoppes @ Trickum, 12186 Highway 92
- Woodstock Square, 180 Woodstock Square Ave
- Canton, 1810 Cumming Hwy Suite 600