By David Russell, reporter at OptionMonsterSANTA MONICA, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Activision Blizzard ( ATVI) releases the potential blockbuster "Starcraft II" Tuesday, and one large trader is playing for a rally. OptionMonster's tracking programs Monday detected the purchase of 8,153 February 14 calls for 46 cents and the sale of a matching number of February 10 puts for 47 cents. The trade produced a credit of 1 cent and pushed volume to more than 150 times open interest in both strikes. Activision's stock rose 1.53% to $11.91 Monday and is up 8% in the last month. The shares have faced selling pressure ever since the 2008 financial panic, keeping them trapped between $10 and $13 while most other stocks have staged major rallies. However, the earnings trend appears to be improving: Activision shares popped after issuing results in November and February and then after the company gave bullish guidance in April and May. The new "Starcraft" title is expected to sell more than 4 million copies in the next month. The game is the sequel to a wildly popular title that has sold more than 11 million copies since 1998. Another potential catalyst is the release of second-quarter results after the bell on Aug. 5. Monday's trade will simulate a long position in the name, making unlimited profits if it rallies above $14 by expiration and losing money below $10. The strategy, known as a bullish combination, resembled another trade implemented in March. Overall options volume in the name was seven times greater than average in the session. Russell has no positions in the stock mentioned.