MW3 teasers take you to New York, London, Berlin, Paris

Saturday, 14th May 2011 07:00 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Following Kotaku’s story reveal on Modern Warfare 3 last night, Infinity Ward’s released three teaser trailers confirming the game’s existence.

The brief movies introduce you to four major cities, all of which will be featured in-game – New York, London, Berlin and Paris.

All of them are shown as being attacked by enemy forces, supporting the “World War III” scenarios rumours.

All the teasers feature Vladmir Makarov’s voice. From what I can make out, his words at the end can be roughly translated as, “One… will destroy the enemy’s hope for victory.”

Expect more details to drop later today as Bowling’s promised there’s more to follow.

For now, here’s your first look at Activision’s next Call of Duty title. You can also check out the game’s new Facebook page here.



  1. Joe Anderson

    The videos also take you to France ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. sickgamer


    #2 4 years ago
  3. nemsis

    count me in

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Ta. I’ve added the Paris one.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    And here are the i said, same old shit. This is hilarious.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    ^^ All those screenshots are without post processing effect
    Now when add magic

    #6 4 years ago
  7. onefivefive

    Looks interesting enough, if unsurprising. This time though we haven’t got the blind faith that we had when we were still running off the greatness of Call of Duty 4. So this WILL need to win us back.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Edo

    #7 Could not say it better myself.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Fin

    Looks like the job!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. CroMagnon

    My Russian’s terrible, but I think they’re in order. As in:

    America: “One…will destroy the enemy’s hope for victory”

    England: “Two…?”

    France: “Three…?”

    Germany: “Four…will attack from all sides/directions”

    Any Russians out there who can translate the rest?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus


    H O L Y SHIT! :D SO it’s not fake? JEEBUS!

    and such a fake russian…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Schindet Nemo

    Including foreign soldiers is a smart move imo. People were getting tired of the America vs evil formula. Especially german kids will enjoy playing a countrymen that’s on the good side for once and not wearing a monocle and a Wehrmacht uniform.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Badger

    It’s a good job all those countries have E’s in them.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. dr

    That’s not Russian at all. Sounds more like Serbian or Ukrainian.
    As for what it’s saying:
    “One. Destroy enemy’s hope for victory”
    “Two. Use everything to your advantage”
    “Three. Use your enemy’s weakness”
    “Four. Attack from the unexpected point”

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Maximum Payne

    ^^ Its not Serbian…And why again its not Russian ? I mean Makarov is Russian.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. CroMagnon

    It’s not Serbian, but why would Makarov speak anything other than Russian?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. CroMagnon

    Also…why the hell am I wasting my time, taking this seriously?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Maximum Payne

    ^^ Are you from Serbian like me ? :D

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @15, It’s not Ukrainian and Serbian. It’s FAKE RUSSIAN. Or more… Russian Gibberish.

    First sentence is: Один – Уничтожить вражную надежду на побеждение
    Odin – Unichtozith Vraznuju pobedu na pobezdenije

    You can’t even TRANSLATE this shit. Because it’s not correct at all.
    Basically it should be: Уничтожь вражескую надежду для победы
    Unichtoz vrazeskuju nadezdu dlja pobedi

    In english: Destroy enemy’s hope for victory

    I know russian. It’s not my main language, but i’m from Eastern Europe. I know it. Of course not perfectly, but much better then THESE idiots from Activision that can’t hire guy that can speak Russian.

    Of course they can’t. Because they can’t even hire normal designers, engineers and writers.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Suomik

    Mkay, I’m from Ukraine which means I speak Ukarainian and Russian. Erthazus is right, this is pure gibberish and I’m really interested in why can’t anyone hire a professional Russian actor. All of the games I’ve played have this I’m-really-trying-to-speak-Russian-but-I-fail-miserably guy instead of just taking a normal person. Why does this happen?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t believe they didn’t actually use Russian.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    Maybe they don’t want to get too real. It’s not a simulator after all. But faking the Russian language doesn’t make any real sense.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    Second teaser: Два – Используй всё, к своему преимуществу.
    DVA – Ispoljzuj Vsjo k svojemu preimushestvu

    You can say that in Russian, but it’s the same thing like saying: Hey, suck my balls!

    Translation in english: Use everything to your advantage

    In english it’s absolutely correct, but in Russian it’s Gibberish.

    I know who was the voice actor. It was BOBBY KOTICK reading google translator.
    Jesus Christ. such a hipocricy.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. M. K.

    Haha, just some bad russian in a teaser and the whole world is watching. Activision is the master of publicity. I guess the MW3 teaser got already more clicks than any BF3 trailer, just because of fanboism and hatred :D

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @20, they didn’t used Russian since Modern Warfare 4. It was all gibberish from the beggining. In MW2, Russian airport is not the same airport that is in Sheremetyevo and etc.

    Even Russian guns are not guns at all. Plastic garbage that does exist in prototype stuff.

    How can you make a game about military and don’t know about military absolutely nothing? I don’t know.

    How can you make a game about Russian culture and know about it absolutely nothing?

    I dunno. Activision are masters of bad publicity and hype. Thats what it is.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Badger

    Maybe they hired a Russian guy who was secretly pissed off they consistently make Russians the bad guys, and no one at Activision actually checked the translations. Dey bin trolld.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Christopher Jack

    @Erth, like I said, they’re probably trying to keep it fake on purpose to keep tossers like Fox ‘news’ quite.
    @25, They were good in W@W.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Badger

    @26 True, they were good in the first three as well. Well maybe the Russia hate is only a recent thing then.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Schindet Nemo

    @25 They do that on purpose. These teasers are made for the english speaking market and english speakers tend to be monolingual.Why bother hiring an expensive native speaker if some random Programmer can just record some random lines and most people can’t tell the difference anyway.
    Everytime you hear a foreigner in a film or a game in the enlgish version it’s 80% gibberish. Just take the latest South Park episode or the Wolfenstein games.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Badger

    I can understand it more for films and actual games, but for a debut teaser that’s undoubtedly going to get picked apart it seems like a pretty silly oversight. Coming from the recent Portal 2 ARG where everything was a coded message, this just seems lazy.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @Schindet Nemo, bullshit.

    Battlefield: Bad Commpany 2 for example had fantastic Russian voice actors.

    In my opinion, i never heard something better then in that game. Even STALKER pales in comparison.

    @Jack, Maybe,… But these idiots (Fox) don’t know Russian too so…

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Schindet Nemo

    They don’t have to put effort in it. COD will be the best selling game 2011 no matter what.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Schindet Nemo

    I said 80%. Battlefield belongs to the 20% that don’t

    #33 4 years ago
  34. ASBI

    Thank god they leaked this now, it kinda made me forget about a huge disappointment called brink :(

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    So who is interested in 3rd and 4th teaser? I can translate this ABOMINATION :D

    #35 4 years ago
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    #36 4 years ago
  37. D-SIGNER


    #37 4 years ago
  38. Timurse

    I am native russian speaker from Moscow so I can tell you what exactly happened with actor situation here :) If you are russian or know some russian speakers then you would easily recognize native accent. The main thing in Makarov voice which sounds so disturbing is that he can’t do soft transitions. Like in first teaser here he says word hope (надежда – nadezhda with stress on “de”) like nadyezhdu but should say nadezhdu with straight soft transition NA-DE-ZH-DU.
    Also he says sentences with wrong word connections and totally confuses prepositions. In second trailer: Используй все к своему преимуществу. No one will ever say this in such way. Because it should be somehow like Используй все свои преимущества (Use all your advantages – Ispolzuy (stress on O) vse svoi (stress on ii) pre-i-mu-she-stva (stress on MU)).
    Many foreigners do such mistakes and they are being forgiven in Russia because of high variation ability of russian language. You can totally mess up words in non complex sentence and in 90% of situations native russians will understand what you are talking about.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Timurse

    @30 Also Russian voice over in BFBC2 was quite awful :( It was kind of the same in The Way Back movie where all the russians in russia were barely russian :-/

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    @Timurse, Привет своим! :D Небось у вас сча Москва трещит после победы над Канадой в Хоккее да? (Это оффтоп, чисто дружеский =)) )

    “Many foreigners do such mistakes”

    Проблема в том, что эта игра про “Войну”. Это не симулятор конечно, но нужно соблюдать контекст. Это же не просто блокбастер класса “B”. Это “ААА” тайтл, а для таких игр такой брешь просто не простительный.

    Я уверен, вы играли в МВ2. Там даже аэропорт из Шереметьево была смех картина. Сплошь клюква.

    @38, completely disagree. It was a crystal clear Russian. You can even see the voice actor names.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Timurse

    Да, трещит :) Кстати, брешь слово женского рода just saying :D То, что западные игроделы, а также киностудии нанимают не пойми кого на озвучку русских персонажей – это очень грустно и сейчас – в 2011 году – непростительно. Очевидно, что им при бюджетах в десятки миллионов долларов не стоит практически ничего нанять с десяток нормальных русских товарищей. Ну или по крайней мере договориться с их локальными издателями о предоставлении услуг озвучки (которые они все равно оказывают при переводе игры на русский язык).
    В BFBC2 озвучка была несравненно лучше, чем в COD, но все равно было понятно, что говорит как минимум не современный житель россии – или не профессиональный актер. Там тоже был слышен акцент и часто некорректно составленные фразы.
    Подводя итог, могу сказать, что Activision, EA, Rockstar (это я о ГТА4) ничего не стоит нанять нормальных актеров, говорящих на нормальном русском. Но они этого не делают, потому что среди их целевой аудитории знающих русский единицы. Больше всего, конечно, бесят надписи на всяких “военных базах”.
    Кстати, с этим особенно отличились товарищи, которые делали Alpha Protocol, которые при рендеринге трейлера игры взяли текстуру выключателя пожарной сигнализации из интернета. Похоже они ввели в гугл что-то типа fire switch russian и взяли одну из первых картинок. А на тот момент была безумно популярна вот эта картинка в русском интернете. На ней, как Вы понимаете, написано “Steal, kill, fuck geese, wait for a connection beep”. Но разработчикам – как всегда – настолько на все насрать, что они спокойно скопировали надпись на текстуру в трейлере :)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. BizarreJelly

    As a russian I find this highly amusing. Not interested in COD series, but these “serious business” teasers with fake russian are fun to watch.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. M. K.

    I got it you can write some stuff in russian, now go back to normal please…

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Crab of Thunder

    tldr… ok so i didn’t understand either. :(

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Ali Mofadal

    you’re whining about fake russian like russia is the main market for activision. it happens all the time in most of the movies and games, i am an arab when someone speaks arabic in a movie or a game 90% he speaks gibberish or he speaks a bad arabic with egyptian accent while he is suppose to be an Iraqi !!

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Erthazus

    Тимурс, Насчет Альфа Протокол, дык это же прикол. Помоему это кто то из русскоязычных разработчиков в трейлере просто прикольнулся. (Смачно потроллил игроков.) Мы понимаем, а они нет =)

    В BFBC2 озвучка была не проффесиональная это 100% но то что там были русские это полюбому. Можно даже прочитать в титрах их имена. Суть остается в том, что они хотя бы не пожалели сил взять каких то бомжей чтобы озвучить что то по русски. Ведь в Москве есть вроде как неплохой филиал ЕА.

    Rockstar опять же… Вы видели вывески в русских районах в GTA4? Без одной ошибки. Они изучали всё, даже лицензию с русскими шлаковыми песенками достали. Конечно не всё идеально в плане озвучки но ГТА 4 не об этом.

    Здесь Кол Оф Дюти. Это совсем другой уровень. Russian Gibberish не простителен.

    “now go back to normal please…”

    so Russian or other language is not normal for you?

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Gekidami

    ^ Not on an English language site it isnt.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Erthazus

    @Ali Mofadal,
    “you’re whining about fake russian like russia is the main market for activision.”

    then stop selling games in Russian territory or Post Soviet coutries.

    Also, stop making games about Russians. Especially if you make games about military component.

    Simple enough.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Von Dies

    This was to be a year of 3′s. Battlefield 3. Mass Effect 3. The 3rd in the Ezio trilogy of the Assassin’s Creed series. And now Modern Warefare 3. But then they delayed ME3. The amount of sadness cannot be expressed.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. minxamo

    @48 Don’t forget killzone 3, resistance 3, uncharted 3, serious sam 3, ninja gaiden 3, the third red faction game, the third bioshock game, max payne 3, gears of war 3, and possibly half life 3, kingdom hearts 3 and manhunt 3

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Timurse

    Кстати, Эртазус, а тебя случайно в бокс-лайве нет?

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    @50, я хотел тебя об этом же спросить. Но Бокс Лайва нет. Только Стим и ПСН.

    Я в этом году бокс себе куплю ради Гирек третьих и когда появится Xbox Live Account можем вместе поиграть во что-нибудь. :)

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Erthazus

    Anyway, back on topic.

    Modern abomination 3 facebook page :D

    I can’t wait for proper reveal with trailers. I need more of this comedy.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Giskard

    Ah, the game that will undoubtedly outsell Battlefield 3, even though it’s so bad I wouldn’t let my dog play it.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Ali Mofadal

    @48 its just a game mate and its not based on true events, its pure fiction and the whole plot of MW2 don’t make any sense.

    russians can make a game where the antagonist speaks fake english :P

    #55 4 years ago


    No Russian.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Crab of Thunder

    I see what you did there. :P

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Maximum Unreal

    @56 HAHAHA made my day.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. AHA-Lambda

    @56 – I loled XD

    #59 4 years ago
  60. tontsa91

    @56 :D

    #60 4 years ago
  61. NightCrawler1970

    Yup another copy and paste game from Acti…same engine, same Run N Gun

    #61 4 years ago
  62. deadstoned

    We’re only at the teaser and I’m already sick to death on hearing about this game :-/ .

    #62 4 years ago
  63. blackdreamhunk

    i like my vehicles batter so battlefield 3 is for me.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. DoctorAgon

    I feel the same. D”:

    #64 4 years ago

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