Amazon sent out an email early this morning to all their frequent video game buyers to announce that tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, the Amazon Gold Box deals will feature nothing but games. We’ll have more details on the sale for you tomorrow, but the much more interesting thing about the email is the little stripe advertising Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the bottom.
The advertisment uses the exact same font for the 11.08.11 date as the leaked promotional poster from yesterday. So unless Amazon stole the font from a fake promotional poster, it was provided by Activision and is the official release date.
Or, as the awesome Auric Goldfinger would say: “Once is happenstance [the original Kotaku rumor]. Twice is coincidence [the poster]. The third time it’s enemy action [the Amazon ad].” Activision just performed enemy action on a November 8th release date and told other game publishers to back off unless they want their new releases to get steamrolled by the Modern Warfare machine.