After Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was unofficially unveiled in an extensive leak that details game’s plot at locations, Activision and Infinity Ward made the decision to officially announce the title, providing us with a teaser trailer that is consistent with the concept art that we have seen thus far. To ensure that the title rides into E3 on a wave of anticipation, Activision’s marketing department pushed out a cinematic gameplay trailer that displays the prowess of Infinity Ward’s renowned engine alongside the numerous locales the game will take players.
Like many of Michael Bay’s films, the Call of Duty franchise has come to be associated with extremely large explosions. The gameplay trailer released by Modern Warfare 3‘s publisher is no different, beginning with quick-cuts that show New York, London, Paris, and Germany in ruin. With buildings collapsing, cars flying around like projectiles, and missiles as far as the eye can see, it is obvious that Modern Warfare 3 will not lack action.
Many have started to speculate that Ghost, a character well-liked by the Call of Duty community that supposedly died during MW3‘s predecessor, will be making a return to the franchise. A dark silhouette appears in the trailer while a Russian man, likely Makarov, says, “It doesn’t take the most powerful nations in the world to create the next global conflict. Just the will of a single man.”
The end of the trailer emphasizes the enormity of Modern Warfare 3‘s plot, ominously displaying the letters “WW3” before being flipped to prominently presenting the game’s logo. The next installment in the lucrative Call of Duty franchise will be released to the public on November 8, 2011. Infinity Ward will likely demo the game at Microsoft’s E3 press conference.
What do you, fellow gamers, think? Is Modern Warfare 3 simply another mediocre Call of Duty game? Will it be able to edge out Battlefield 3 for first-person supremacy? Is there anything of particular note that you saw in the trailer? Sound off in the comments below.