‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ launch trailer shows us the future of warfare (and ‘splosions)
Love is in the air. No, wait, not love… explosions. Yeah, explosions are in the air. Lots and lots of explosions. In the next few weeks, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will descend upon our gaming systems. To prepare us for the explodey goodness, developer Sledgehammer Games and publisher Activision have a new launch trailer to get you excited.
Advanced Warfare marks a whole bunch of first for the juggernaut first-person shooter series: it’s the first game developed solely by Sledgehammer, it introduces exosuits that change the way the game moves, it features 100-percent more Kevin Spacey than previous games, and more.
This year’s Call of Duty features the traditional multiplayer shooter you would expect from the series, along with a deep, intricately crafted, and heavily scripted single player adventure that many, many people that purchase the game won’t even notice.
For those that are interested, the story raises some interesting moral quandaries that exaggerate the future of warfare, but only slightly. After a global terrorist attack cripples the world’s superpowers, the task of hunting them down falls to private military corporations. To emphasize that in the story, Activision turned to Spacey to voice and lend his likeness to the character of Jonathan Irons, the CEO of the Atlas Corporation, a PMC at the heart of the story.
Look for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 4, 2014.