Activision: Diablo III coming Q2 2012, new Call of Duty this year

To the surprise of absolutely no one in the universe, Activision confirmed in its quarterly financial report that a new Call of Duty title will be released at some point this year. Just what the game about isn’t known at the moment, but you can bet we’ll be hearing more soon.

In less surprising news, Activision also revealed that Blizzard is aiming set Diablo III loose into the world at some point in Q2 2012. This more or less falls in line with Blizzard’s previous projections, in which the company said it was shooting for an “early 2012” release.

“Our extraordinary employees around the world are focused on making 2012 another great year for our audience and stakeholders,” Activision overlord Bobby Kotick said. “Blizzard Entertainment plans to have multiple highly-anticipated titles to release, including Diablo 3, and Activision Publishing expects to release a new Call of Duty game. In addition, Activision Publishing expects to continue to grow Call of Duty Elite and launch Skylanders Giants.”

Unfortunately, Activision Blizzard still didn’t provide a solid release date for Diablo III, but the fact that the company is shooting for a Q2 release–between April and June–shows that the game is nearing closer and closer to completion, which should be of at least some comfort to fans eager to get their hands on the final product.

If you can’t wait that long, Blizzard has recently been sending out more invites to the Diablo III beta, with a massive wave of 100,000 invites being sent out last week. The company says that more invites will be handed out in the future, so keep an eye on your email if you aren’t in the Diablo III beta already.