Preview: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The time has finally come for the triumphant return of the Modern Warfare series from Call of Duty. This game has been eagerly anticipated now since the end of Modern Warfare 2 and has been on the “want” lists of gamers for months, and for us at Gamer’s Dish, this game has also been no exception. Modern Warfare 3 is the direct sequel to the popular Modern Warfare 2 from 2009.
Like Modern Warfare 2, there are various characters that players will play as throughout the game. It seems like it’s guaranteed to gauge and peak interest in many for this First-Person Shooter. The game features also as well, a co-op mode called Survival Mode, where players will have to shoot their way to survive to the next wave. Players will start with a minimum weapon and as they gain kills, they gain cash to upgrade to better weapons, as well as different devices they can use while in survival, including Drone Predator missiles, Air Strikes, etc.
As if the campaign can’t be explosive enough, along with having a co-op multiplayer that could leave players addicted for days, there’s also the online multiplayer. The entire Killstreak reward system has been revamped. Instead of it being Killstreaks, it’s known now as Pointstreaks, where kills are no longer the only way to increase the player’s Pointstreak. Completing objectives like planting bombs, capturing the flag, all award towards the player’s Pointstreaks and come in neat little packages.
If all that wasn’t enough, there is most certainly more. Modern Warfare 3 launched what is now called Call of Duty: Elite. Call of Duty: Elite is a new free/subscription-based service that was developed by Beachhead Studios for the multiplayer portion of Modern Warfare (and also as a bonus exists for previous installments such as Black-Ops). The free version of Elite features lifetime statistics for a player, as well as social-networking integration. The paid subscription version includes monthly downloadable content, daily competitions for real and virtual life prizes, ability to level up a player’s clan, pro analysis and strategies, and much more. The catch of course is that the paid version of this is $49.99 per year.
Although Modern Warfare 3 did not offer any pre-order bonuses, that still didn’t stop gamers from pre-ordering this next installment. Reviews will come shortly, so stay frosty gamers.
Developers: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software, Treyarch (Wii), Neversoft
Platforms: PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii
Release Date: November 8, 2011
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