Over the weekend, Activision released the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, one of the most anticipated titles of the holiday season. With just two weeks left until launch, there’s not much else to say about the latest entry in the Call of Duty series that hasn’t already been said. After half a decade of domination during the last generation, Activision has handed the reins over to a new studio in 2014 and its shaping up to be the biggest departure the franchise has ever seen.
There are two elements of Advanced Warfare that everyone is anxious to see firsthand. The first is the exoskeleton suit, an addition that will have a significant impact on both the single player campaign and online multiplayer. With the exosuit, players will be more mobile than ever before, allowing for faster-paced combat and levels with a greater degree of verticality than ever before.
The other important addition to Advanced Warfare isn’t a feature, but an actor: Kevin Spacey plays the part of Jonathan Irons, the villainous CEO of the Atlas Corporation. Whether Spacey will ground the game or launch it into orbit alongside Call of Duty: Ghosts remains to be seen, but having a prominent star as a lead could be the spark Sledgehammer Games needs to tell a worthwhile story.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on November 4th, although a Day Zero Edition of the game will be available on November 3rd.