Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 8, 2011 and we at pnosker.com, courtesy of Kotaku, have learned the first details of the biggest game of 2011 and they’re coming after the jump along with some speculation on the future of Infinity Ward's relationship with the acclaimed series.
The game is expanding outside the United States and in addition to having battles in New York City and our country; Paris and London presumably amongst others of the world’s largest cities will be host to some of the biggest battles in video game history.
The story, while largely unknown at this point, will be vast and apparently tie up all the loose ends from previous Call of Duty games leaving me to wonder if this will be the last one in a potential trilogy. Infinity Ward is hurting from losses sustained over recent months and is receiving help from other companies such as Raven to make this game come to fruition. It’s unknown whether the series will be able to carry on under their, not Treyarch’s, guidance.
As for the actual game, you will be transported to different and varying locales as you take on anonymous roles such as gunner, a Russian Federal Service agent and many more unknown to us.
The first mission of the game is going to channel an East Coast version of Red Dawn as the Russians invade New York City and Manhattan to take over our country. The game’s final mission, and probably strangest location of all, will take place in Dubai. No word on whether you’ll fight on the floating tennis court or terraformed land. But there will be 15 missions in all.
Two Delta Force operatives not named Chuck Norris named “Frost” and “Sandman” are the characters with new stories that, if the series goes on, would potentially be the new main characters. That’s just assuming of course. Keep in mind that Infinity Ward is in shambles and there’s speculation that they might not be able to handle the series going forward without major retooling.
There will also be new maps for multiplayer obviously and two new Spec Ops modes known as “Mission” and “Survival.”
Mind you this game will not be made by Treyarch like last year’s disappointing Call of Duty: Black Ops so you SHOULD go out and buy this one when it comes out later this year.