At last, the first details of the next Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 3 have been revealed through a series of images and voiceovers. Details may change come release but for now, this is what Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software have cooking for us.
*Be warned that there are major spoilers ahead.*
“The game opens moments after the cliffhanger ending of Modern Warfare 2 with the US struggling to stave off a surprise Russian attack. The single-player campaign will ping-pong players around the world as they take on the multiple throwaway roles as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner as well as key characters from previous installments and new recurring characters. The game will feature about 15 missions, kicking off with the invasion of Manhattan by a Russian force and wrapping up with a final encounter in Dubai.”
The single player campaign will tie up loose ends as well as introducing new characters such as two Delta Force operatives named “Frost” and “Sandman”. Multiplayer has two types of Special Ops modes called Survival and Mission.
Modern Warfare 3 opens at the end of Modern Warfare 2 with the US fighting Russian forces on the ground in America. Vladimir Makarov is back, and Captain John “Soap” MacTavish and Captain John Price are wounded and on the run with Russian informant Nikolai.
The trio are hiding out in a safehouse in Dharmasala, India where they are attacked by Makarov’s men. At this point, you’ll play as Yuri, a loyalist working for Nikolai. When their safehouse is compromised, they escape via helicopter.
After this, the game transports you to Manhattan where Russia is attacking with ships stationed in the Hudson River. The US calls in Delta Force where players step into the role of Frost, a Delta Force operative who is ordered to take a tower on top of the Stock Exchange building.
After this, you’ll fly over the city in a Blackhawk, gun down enemy choppers, and fly out to the Hudson where you must sink a Russian sub that is “coordinating the attacks.”
Players will also play a Russian agent who is protecting the Russian president on his way to sign a peace treaty with the US. The plane is attacked with the intent to kidnap the president and his daughter, who escapes. The president unfortunately does not and gets captured by Makarov, who does not want a peace treaty. He obtains launch codes from the captured president and starts attacking the US.
Players will again go back to Price, Soap and Yuri in Africa who will be dealing with a South African arms dealer before heading to Sierra Leone. Then another switch happens, as you go into the role of an SAS operative who must stop the delivery of weapons of “mass destruction” over on the London docks.
Other European cities are also getting attacked, such as Hamburg, Germany where players take on the role of a tank gunner fighting to push back the Russians.
The game’s final mission occurs in Dubai, where Yuri, Price and Sandman assault a hotel where Makarov is hiding and killed.
The game supposedly also includes a “post-credits level” featuring the burning of Washington, DC.
Here are some of the game settings:
- Dharmasala, India
- New York, New York
- A plane transporting the president of Russia
- A town in Sierra Leone
- London, England
- Mogadishu, Somalia
- Hamburg, Germany
- Paris, France
- Prague, Czech Republic
- A castle in the Czech mountains
- Berlin, Germany
- The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Washington. D.C.
Well that was quite a bit of information but how much of it will be true come the release in the fall remains to be seen. We’ll keep you updated.