CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3
PC, PS3, Xbox 360 Out: November 8, 2011 Call of Duty is more than a first-person shooter.
It has broken sales records held by the entertainment industry at large and this year blasts back with Modern Warfare 3, set in some of the world’s great cities.
Following Modern Warfare 2’s cliff-hanger ending, Modern Warfare 3 sees the player struggling to fight off a US invasion by renegade Russian forces led by returning villain Vladimir Makarov.
But the action will not be restricted to North America. As with previous CoD games, the single-player campaign will resemble a series of blockbuster action-movie moments ripped from all four corners of the globe.
On one level the player might be in a helicopter dogfight above Manhattan; the next on a speeding jeep chasing terrorists through the London Underground.
Perhaps even more crucial to the Call of Duty experience is the online component.
Publisher Activision has yet to detail the game’s multiplayer modes except to say the popular Spec Ops cooperative missions will return.
Enhancing the online offering of Modern Warfare 3 will be Call of Duty: Elite, a tailor-made, stat-tracking and social networking service to unify the online communities devoted to each of the different Call of Duty games.
The service is to provide detailed reports of each online game, Facebook-style groups to join, user-generated video content to watch, strategy guides and competitions.
With four development studios involved in creating it, Modern Warfare 3 is shaping up to be a blockbuster slice of entertainment.
Fighting fit: Call of Duty slugs it out in top cities worldwide.