Report: Modern Warfare 3 scooped, details outed

Friday, 13 May 2011 15:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Kotaku has a massive scoop on Modern Warfare 3, which the site says is coming out November 8. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

MW3′s first movies

Following the publication of this story yesterday, Infinity Ward’s released the game’s first four teasers.

Multiple sources have told the site the game will “reshape the landscape of the Call of Duty franchise,” with various news settings, a story to tie up loose ends, and will reveal the final moments from key figures in the franchise’s history.

Following the publication of this story yesterday, Infinity Ward has released the game’s first teaser movies, confirming New York, Berlin and the UK as locations.

The site said that what it’s showing may change come release time, but for now, this where Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software is at present on the game.

Story goes as follows: “The game opens moments after the cliffhanger ending of Modern Warfare 2 with the US struggling to stave off a surprise Russian attack. The single-player campaign will ping-pong players around the world as they take on the multiple throwaway roles as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner as well as key characters from previous installments and new recurring characters. The game will feature about 15 missions, kicking off with the invasion of Manhattan by a Russian force and wrapping up with a final encounter in Dubai.”

Exciting as that sounds, the plot will contain spots with lots of gunfire and scene changes during the action, and players will once again control various vehicles such as the AC-130 gunship and a tank in the US Armored Division.

The single-player campaign will wrap up any unanswered questions players may have had left over from MW1 and MW2, as well as introducing new characters such as two Delta Force operatives named “Frost” and “Sandman”.

Multiplayer has quite a few maps and two types of Special Ops modes called Survival and Mission.

The site also listed a few spoliers, which we will post now, so be warned.

Modern Warfare 3 opens at the end of Modern Warfare 2 with the US fighting Russian forces on the ground in America. Vladimir Makarov is back, and Captain John “Soap” MacTavish and Captain John Price are wounded and “on the run” with Russian informant Nikolai.

The trio is hiding out in a safehouse in Dharmasala, India, where they are attacked by Makarov’s men, where players will take on the role of Yuri, a loyalist who works for Nikolai. As the safehouse becomes compromised, the men flee in a helicopter.

After this, the game takes players into Manhattan where Russia is attacking with ships stationed in the Hudson River. To counter this, the US calls in Delta Force where players step into the role of Frost, a Delta Force operative Sandman’s command which is ordered to take a tower on top of the Stock Exchange building.

After this, you’ll fly over the city in a Blackhawk, gun down enemy choppers, and fly out to the Hudson where you must sink a Russian sub that is “cooredinating the attacks.”

Here are some of the game settings:

  • Dharmasala, India
  • New York, New York
  • A plane transporting the president of Russia
  • A town in Sierra Leone
  • London, England
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • A castle in the Czech mountains
  • Berlin, Germany
  • The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Washington. D.C.

Players will also play a Russian agent who is protecting the Russian president on his way to sign a peace treaty with the US. The plane is attacked with the intent to kidnap the president and his daughter, who happens to escape. The president is not so lucky, and falls into the hands of Makarov – who does not want a peace treaty. He obtains launch codes from the captured president and starts attacking the US.

Players will again go back to Price, Soap and Yuri in Africa who will be dealing with a South African arms dealer before heading to Sierra Leone. Then another switch happens, as you go into the role of an SAS operative who must stop the delivery of weapons of “mass destruction” over on the London docks.

European cities are also getting attacked, such as Hamburg, Germany where players take on the role of a tank gunner fighting to push back the Russians.

The game’s final mission occurs in Dubai, where Yuri, Price and Sandman launch an assault on a hotel where Makarov is hiding and he finally meets his much anticipated demise.

The game supposedly also includes a “post-credits level” featuring the burning of Washington, DC.

There loads of extra details on Modern Warfare 3 through the link above, as well as shots of the game.

We’ve mailed Activision regarding all this lovely information, but meanwhile, Infinity Ward’s creative strategist, Robert Bowling has responded to the Modern Warfare 3 post via Twitter, which actual confirms for the first time that the game was in the works despite the Internet already knowing the fact.

According to Bowling, the information contains “a lot of hype and a lot of leaked info,” and that some of the information is “still accurate, some not. To avoid spoiling the experience, I’d wait for the real reveal.”

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