The battle lines have been drawn. Come this holiday season, the shooter war will commence.
One of the combatants will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 but up until now, we hadn't seen anything besides a quick teaser trailer. Now we've got the first great look at MW3: Activision has released the debut trailer, which you can see when watching the NBA Conference Finals tonight.
It confirms the previously leaked release date of November 8, and it also confirms Sledgehammer's involvement, one of Activision's internal studios. They'll be co-developing this one along with Modern Warfare gurus Infinity Ward. And without any further delay:
Yes, it's the outbreak of World War III and players will visit many of the world's biggest cities. The video shows combat in places like Manhattan and Paris, and both London and Germany appear to be on the slate as well. Last but not least is the voice of antagonist Vladimir Makarov:
"It doesn't take the most powerful nations on Earth to create the next global conflict…just the will of a single man."
Let the craziness begin.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Im actually kind of impressed with the "updated" engine. Im not going to get too exited yet, but I have the feeling with three studios working on it, IW is focusing more on the SP than usual. Because of the way MW2 ended I knew right away I had to get MW3 to see what happens next.
You can put sprinkles on poop all you want but it still stinks..
Nah but seriously. The trailer is good, I just hope reviewers do their job this time and are honest that its the same game as the others. We all know this game is gonna turn out that way…
Call of Duty 2012
Then go play your Mario pro star
Looking good. As long as I can get over my fps burnout.
Even from this preview it looks like the graphics are updated from MW2 and are WAY better than Black Ops.
Last edited by somethingrandom on 5/23/2011 9:38:44 PM
Does anybody care?
Last edited by hellish_devil on 5/23/2011 9:42:34 PM
There's no reason to comment if you have no interest in this game.
I think your comment increases my knowledge of a growing gap between CoD lovers and haters. There once existed a middle part where people would buy it, like it but not love it.
Now it's either really love it or really hate it. Activision has successfully created a new war between two factions in reality, CoD lovers and CoD haters. I try to maintain my neutral stance as best I can. 🙂
if you dont care why are you here?
this is the sequel to the industries best selling, most influential game!
if your not interested, then quite frankly your not a gamer!
so true why post a comment like that…..tbh it looks awsome i didnt think it would look as good as b3 (i know it doesnt graphics wise) but that trailer was great
you have to be a COD fanboy to care about what probably will be the biggest game of the year!?
you do realize this will sell in the millions causing heaps of pubs to try copy it assuming they will get similar sales right?
come on, you all cant be THAT closed minded!
Oh look more people that are only good at playing Mario. Move a side and let the big boy gamers play.
That had as much Cheddar cheese as the film 2012. Let's locate terror at every single stereotypic monument of every country. What a great idea, GUYZTH!
And we all know if WWIII actually happened, it would last about 20 minutes.
Come on. You don't have to go insulting cheddar cheese. All it ever did was taste great and provide calcium.
lol mmmmmmmm cheese
Don't worry, for Oak Smoked Cheddar is my favourite cheese. Cheese is one of those things that can never be insulted, even if you insult it, since it's meant absorb insults as a compliment. That Roquefort tastes like mild sewer. Why thank you.
2012 was terrible, but it was so bad that it was actually enternating. Don't now if it'll work with videogames though; could just be annoying. We'll see.
BF3 is what I'll be playing, I catch this in the bargain bin.
Definitely buy BF3 first. I'll wait for the PSXE review for MW3. I feel I'm correct in assuming there will be one.
That actually looked better than I anticipated. I'm actually very very interested in this all of a sudden, simply because those scenes are representative of the single player experience. Here are some great things I gathered from that trailer that almost makes me want to get this day 1… almost:
– Smooth animations, and pretty good looking physics, even if it isn't as realistic as Frostbite 2 engine
– Conflict in the most popular cities throughout the world, New York, London, Belgium, Paris… all that's missing is Tokyo, Miami, Sydney and Johannessburg, then all the great iconic cities of the world would be covered. Great settings shown off in the trailer.
– The return of the fly-over cannon, blasting enemies, vehicles and even buildings from a powerful gun in the air, just like in CoD 4!! A welcome return.
– Destructible environments. Finally!! If the trailer is anything to go by, you might be able to level entire buildings in the process, which would be pretty awesome.
– Diving and satchel planting from MW2 is back, and is an excellent level to help break up the monotony of running and gunning all the time.
– Vehicle levels making a return. Shame we don't have full control over them and the physics are pretty unrealistic, but that's what Battlefield 3 is for, right?
All in all, I'm pretty impressed. If the campaign is longer than 7 hours from CoD 4, I might just be tempted to get this just to see how it all ends. Multiplayer doesn't interest me that much, especially if it's the same as previous entries, but Battlefield 3's multiplayer certainly has me interested, especially if it's as big and as fun as the multiplayer in Bad Company 2.
I'll wait for more details, then make a decision as to whether or not it's worth getting. Great trailer for the fans and casual shooter lovers though! Very glad I traded Black Ops recently in anticipation for this. Black Ops was good, had more bells and whistles than MW2 and [email protected] and even CoD4, but lacked in some of the basics, like control, spawning problems, unfair advantages for Killstreak winners like getting constant rounds of Napalm and bombing the enemy spawn points, etc etc… all very annoying.
They did have a Spec Ops mission in MW2 where you got to use an AC130, but just not in the storyline.
And yeah, when I got sick of how terrible the Black Ops online was I traded it in for $40 Gamestop credit.
Last edited by somethingrandom on 5/23/2011 10:23:55 PM
Just had a thought, how cool would diving be in the multiplayer. It be melee only down there, but like you could have a Dom flag or HQ or CTF flag down there. thatd be siiick
ell I'd like to say I am not on the anti-COD band wagon but I have to say it, well interesting, was rather underwhelming.
Sure some parts seemed awesome but I am pretty sure it will end up like MW2 and just be a thread of a plot tying together set pieces. The 'new' engine, well better, isn't that amazing either.
Overall it seems like it will keep the fanboys attached and I won't waste my precious cash on it. I need it for Uncharted.
On a side note and to be a bit anal how the hell does Russia organize, invade, and destroy every country in a matter of a few days after the random terrorist attack?
I have a feeling it'll be like other CoD advertisements where the commercials make the game look so much better than it really is.
But like I said in my previous comment, if the campaign is longer, more varied and fun, I might just be tempted to check it out. As much as I hate the multiplayer of CoD games, there's no denying its entertainment value for the single player lovers. If only it were longer and DLC included more chapters and story rather than stupidly expensive MP maps. Never bought a single map ever, and I don't plan to.
So is battlefield like the jealous brother? Evry battlefield video I see "Cod sucks" in the comments and when I saw the comments in this trailer nobody cares about battlefield.
Last edited by Pandacastro on 5/23/2011 10:04:45 PM
Brand recognition. It is a highly valuable commodity in today's industry.
CoD is the well known brand, like Coca Cola. A competition between Pepsi and Coke would be similar, with Pepsi websites being overrun with comments like "Coca Cola sucks!!"
HAHA I didn't notice. Nice catch.
Battlefield is the older wiser and more refined brother that yields superiority from many more years of experience and offers true FPS bliss with a real engine that hasn't been proven to be the buggiest shooter engine of all time. PATHETIC.
Yeah battlefield is completely bug free. Especially when you stick C4 to a tank and when the tank moves the C4 floats there and doesn't move with the tank.
that c4 is still technically attached to the tank, blow it up and watch the tank go boom
no game is bug free when it comes to multiplayer
Last edited by aaronisbla on 5/24/2011 1:23:31 AM
Pretty much exactly what I'm saying. MW2 ran very well. It did have bugs at first but the important ones were patched out.
and like brand recognition its "cool" to hate on whatever most popular.
@____ yeah, like hating on coldplay (at least in the UK) like half the people think its cool to hate on coldplay :O
I'm not a fanboy, I'm buying both.
i cought it during the bruins. lighting game. so they can't even wait till E3 anymore eh. seriously will this madness never end ? please stop beating this dead horse already because theres smoke steaming from the corps
The smell is also getting quite bad.
Okay calm down a little. You act as if other people buying this directly affects your life in some painful way.
lol! i like u somethingrandom
dude calm the **** down. its just an opinion. everyones entitled to that right ?. is that not the beauty of life ?
Sorry I saw the last part of the comment and couldn't resist.
not you bob i was replying to somethingrandom
I know, I was apologizing to some of the angry fanboys.
Last edited by sirbob6 on 5/24/2011 4:00:05 PM
ahhh don't even bother mate. i've noticed the cod fanboys lately are becoming more & more full of themselves. yeah thats what i said cod lovers bite me!.. let the thumbs down start pouring in!
Last edited by TheCanadianGuy on 5/24/2011 9:16:19 PM
That paled in comparison to BF3's crispness.
Good thing it's not all about the graphics then. I'm picking up both either way.
We need to see battlefield 3 on consoles before comparing since PC don't count.
Lol, yes as World himself said in a recent post PC doesn't count. Can't wait for a BF3 console gameplay trailer though.
Really I have to say that DICE will need a better story than what they put in Bad Company 2. That was a HUGE letdown for me.
Last edited by somethingrandom on 5/23/2011 10:39:14 PM
FPS are all about graphics and gameplay for me, they don't have much else to offer.
PC counts for the super rich, like tax cuts.
Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 5/23/2011 10:56:54 PM
If there is anything that COD fans love it for it's the gameplay. As for the whole PC/tax cuts thing, I purchased and put together my first gaming PC when I was 15 and working at McDonald's, and taxes are the arch enemy of economic prosperity.
Last edited by somethingrandom on 5/23/2011 11:09:40 PM
I'd like to see you put together a rig that can run BF3 at 100% max capabilities on a McDonalds salary now.