Details on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were leaked to Kotaku, including collections of photos, details on the storyline, and more importantly, the release date: Nov. 8, 2011.
The Activision-Blizzard game will continue where Modern Warfare 2 left off. For those who don’t remember, in the game, Russia invaded the United States and the three remaining lead characters—Captain John “Soap” MacTavish, Captain John Price, and their pilot, Nkiolai—left the story hanging in Afghanistan.
In the spirit of the previous games, players will hop between playable characters as the story progresses, giving different perspectives of the war. This time, players will not only go in as American and British forces, but also as the Russians.
Multiplayer will feature a ton of new maps and familiar game modes. Spec Ops modes will include a survival mode where players need to fight off increasingly powerful waves of enemies, as well as actual mission challenges—including civilian rescue.
According to Kotaku, the game will open up at the ending of the last one, with a firefight at a Dubai safehouse. It will then move to Manhattan where Russian forces are staging an attack. The game will end in Dubai. There will be seven vehicles including an AC-130 (which players got to ride in the first Modern Warfare), tanks, and others.
The game will continue on the controversy surrounding the terrorist attack in Modern Warfare 2, this time with players encountering terrorist attacks across Europe (they likely will not participate this time).
According to Kotaku, the end of the game leaves room for future games including gameplay as Delta Force.
And yes. The now famous SEAL Team Six (the guys who took out Osama bin Laden) are expected to make an appearance in the game (or at least they’re mentioned).
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Bastos via Flickr. (Is a screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)