Infinity Ward’s next entry in the Call of Duty franchise will include a single-player campaign that promises to take you further than any previous Call of Duty game has gone before. How far, you may ask?
How about outer space?
On September 10, Infinity Ward released the newest trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which focuses on the single player campaign for the next entry in the series. Unabashedly the trailer reveals a number of details regarding the plot, many which align with a brief description used by Infinity Ward to describe what viewers saw in a gameplay video shown during E3 earlier this year:
“No Man’s Land is an eerie glimpse at the aftermath of a world recovering from a catastrophic event.”
In the trailer we see an American satellite dubbed “Odin” unleash a devastating orbital strike against American soil as a firefight breaks out around the satellite. The aftermath of said orbital strike has left much of America in ruins and her borders vulnerable to attack by an unknown enemy from south of the Equator. Throughout the remainder of the trailer we see images of sacrifice, explosions, and everyone's favorite canine companion Riley take down a helicopter.
That’s right – Riley takes down a helicopter.
Despite the occasional argument from fans regarding the need to include a single-player campaign for a series so renowned for its multiplayer, the new trailer certainly does an excellent job of teasing us with the potential for an compelling story. A vulnerable and devastated United States that is no longer the superpower we now know it to be engaged in all-out war with an unknown enemy. It’s a story that for some may feel a bit too close to home and likely be enough to pull players in for at least a once-through.
Well, that or to see "Call of Duty Dog" in action.