Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Revealed in New Trailer

The newest installment in the Call of Duty franchise has been revealed in a new trailer: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

After last night’s tease featuring the voice (and the eye) of Kevin Spacey, today’s full-length trailer shows off the actor rendered in the in-game engine. As he expounds on why some countries don’t need democracy, we see gameplay footage featuring advanced weapons, high-tech gear, and lots of action. You can see jump boots, stealth camo, some sort of augmented suit frames that seem to closely resemble mechs.

It looks like Sledgehammer Games has nailed the Call of Duty feel, at least from the scenes shown in this trailer. Spacey appears to be cast as the villain, which is always a good choice. The game is set to release on Nov. 4, and though platforms haven’t been specified yet, you can expect it to hit the full range, including PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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8 Comments on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Revealed in New Trailer

Red Menace

On May 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

CoD has reached 2006.

Squinty

On May 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

“always a good choice” – it’s never a good choice to cast a top payed Hollywood actor in a game, when you could be spending that money improving oh, i don’t know, the gameplay. This is yet another example of a misguided trend in the gaming industry.

Ron Whitaker

On May 2, 2014 at 10:13 am

@squinty – I don’t see the issue with casting the best talent you can find. Games are more than just gameplay, and the sooner gamers acknowledge this and stop selling their medium short, the better.

Would you rather have the voice acting done by some guy that moonlights as the janitor at the Sledgehammer offices?

Phil Hornshaw

On May 2, 2014 at 10:15 am

@Squinty

Worth noting that when you’re making a game in a billion-dollar franchise, you probably aren’t made to choose between hiring top Hollywood talent and production costs. CoD’s gameplay is what it is because players continue to pay for it.

Squinty

On May 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

@ Ron – Games are first and foremost gameplay. That is the quintessential quality of “games”. The sooner we acknowledge this and stop selling this medium short, the quicker we can go back to making great games, rather than “cinematic” snooze fests. Sure, I would rather have engaging gameplay than a top earning Hollywood actor providing some voice acting.

That’s a false dilemma – this isn’t a two way choice where you either hire Kevin Spacey or you hire a janitor.

@ Phil – I agree. My point was that it is representative of a misguided trend, not whether or not CoD can afford it.

Phil Hornshaw

On May 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm

@Squinty

I agree with that standpoint but only in cases when getting a name on the box sucks money out of production. Otherwise I want my game stories to be as good as they can be, and they should be better than they are. But you’re right, it doesn’t help your game be not crappy if you have great voice talent and nothing worth playing.

Squinty

On May 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

@ Phil – Having a popular actor provide his likeness and voice says next to nothing about the story and nothing about the gameplay. They’re just trying to use a famous face and name as a selling point.

gasmaskangel

On May 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I am tempted to roll my eyes and dismiss this out of hand because “Oh Christ another Call of Duty” followed by some jerking off motions, but a few things prevent me from doing this.

One.) They seem to have gone completely into the realm of science fiction, which is certainly a welcome change. The story is probably going to be cliche city but I’ve never begrudged that to any work in any medium provided they can present the cliches in an entertaining way.

Two.) I’d like you all to take a trip back in time with me, back to an age where we were all sick to death of all these cookie cutter World War II shooters and this neat little game called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came out and blew us all away. I’m not saying that this game will break the mold the way that one did, with its actually good story and one of the best twists I personally had experienced in gaming for quite a few years at that point. I’m not even saying that its likely. I’m just saying that I see a glimmer of hope for this one.