This year's Call of Duty better be the bee's knees. The competition won't take a drubbing lying down.

Last year. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops launched at opposite ends of the year. In 2011, Battlefield 3 and the new CoD (expected to be Modern Warfare 3 , despite no official announcement) will likely clash in November. DICE has made a lot of boastful claims about their new title, powered by the excellent new Frostbite 2 engine, but those claims appear to be justified…just watch the full 12-minute gameplay trailer below.