Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reveal

Around this time every year, Call of Duty fans anticipate the introduction of the next installation in the Call of Duty franchise. Tradition has the release of the first gameplay footage set for a late April – early May release. Keeping up with that tradition, the first footage for this year’s game was set to release on the morning of Sunday May 4th, however the first trailer was leaked late Thursday night, May 1st.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is a link to the reveal trailer for Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty game

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So let’s take a look a little more in depth at the trailer. The first image you see is a soldier wearing an exoskeleton suit which immediately made me draw comparisons to the exoskeleton suit worn by Matt Damon in the movie Elysium or Tom Cruise’s character in the upcoming film Edge of Tomorrow. Seeing as how the exosuits seem to be worn by all soldiers, the latter film seems to be a better comparison due to the fact that in the movie all of the soldiers are in exosuits as well.

But let’s get into probably the biggest thing to come from the trailer, the one and only Kevin Spacey. That’s right Sledgehammer has tagged House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey to play the games antagonist. Getting high profile talent isn’t something unusual for Call of Duty, but this is one of the first times that the actor is actually portrayed as themselves in game.

Some other comparisons that the trailer has garnered are comparisons to Titanfall, a comparison I personally don’t agree with. There is a point in the trailer where you see a soldier go into a smaller Titan-like suit complete with chain gun and everything, but it isn’t anything that looks like a Titanfall Call of Duty game (plus it is only a campaign trailer, so no major multiplayer conclusions can be drawn at this time).

After watching the trailer and comparing it to past campaign trailers, Sledgehammer’s campaign is one of the best that I have seen, and something that I am very much anticipating. In a game that is predominantly focused on the multiplayer aspect of the game, Sledgehammer seems to have put just as much emphasis on the campaign as well.

Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due for a November 4th  release on the Xbox One,  Playstation 4,  and PC.

 

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