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Here's the statement we recieved all the way from Santa Monica
[quote]ACTIVISION'S INFINITY WARD IN DEVELOPMENT ON CALL OF DUTY 2
Santa Monica, CA - April 7, 2005 - Attention soldiers! Activision,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and acclaimed developer Infinity Ward are back in
action with Call of Duty 2(tm), an all new epic title which delivers
an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World
War II. The sequel to the award-winning Call of Duty(tm), Call of Duty
2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new
visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and
explosive action in new historic campaigns. The title is scheduled for
release this fall and is not yet rated by the ESRB.
Call of Duty 2 lets players experience four individual soldier stories
as they overcome insurmountable odds in multiple campaigns. Players
have the freedom to follow each of the four storylines through for the
ultimate character-driven experience, or they can engage in the
historic battles chronologically for quick hitting action.
Infinity Ward, creator of the blockbuster, original Call of Duty, has
also expanded the scope of combat to deliver a truly realistic
battlefield experience. Squads now have the freedom to take on a
variety of mission objectives, on expansive battlefields that allow
for multiple paths and the ability to utilize actual combat tactics
like outflanking and fire and maneuver capabilities.
Call of Duty 2's new engine and A.I. technology set the stage for
authentic squad combat and astonishing action. Concealment can be key
as battlefield smoke or even deployed smoke grenades cloud visibility.
Weather effects such as the dusty sandstorms of North Africa and
whiteout blizzard conditions of Russia, for example, will keep
soldiers glued to their bunkers. The team has also employed a
state-of-the-art Battle Chatter System that brings the action to life
as squad-mates bark out context-sensitive updates in real-time to
players through an advanced A.I. system.
"Our team at Infinity Ward is committed to thrusting gamers into the
heat of battle like no other, taking players on a thrill-ride of
adrenaline that leaves everyone gasping for air," states Grant
Collier, president, Infinity Ward. "In Call of Duty 2, we are creating
the most intense and realistic action game imaginable with a stunning
visual atmosphere and an advanced technology that delivers an
unprecedented level of authenticity." [/quote]
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