The hallmark cinematic intensity of Call of Duty returns with a more complete gameplay experience than ever. Experience a wide variety of missions on land, sea, and in the air, with the aid of over three dozen authentic American, Italian, French, and German weapons. Charge into battle together as Allied and Axis planes duel overhead, artillery explosions shake the ground and choke the air, and bullets and shrapnel streak past you and your squadmates. Experience war-torn Europe and Africa, from the blistering desert expanses of Tunisia and Libya to the beautiful yet deadly countrysides of Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany; live a soldier's story, deeper than any you've experienced before you are thrust into the role and story of a member of the big red one, America's most heroic and decorated infantry division. Experience the camaraderie of a single tight-knit army squad, bound together through the chaos of battle over the course of the entire game. Yes, you will suffer casualties; you must not suffer defeat; know your squad like never before through all-new ai and animation, your allies just got a lot smarter. Your squad will now make better use of environmental cover and tactical maneuvers, such as flanking, envelopment, and fire-and-maneuver behaviors. Hear your allies reacting to the events on the battlefield with contextually accurate battle chatter; online multiplayer action go online for intense axis vs. allies team-based multiplayer action on XBOX Live and PlayStation 2 Online.
The natural progression of entertainment is such that when something gets so big and so iconic, it gets a day of celebration. Apparently, Activision believes it's Call of Duty franchise is big enough for a two day convention. I guess E3 just wasn't enough.Just announced, the first ever "Call of Duty XP" is to take place Labor Day weekend on September 2 & 3 in Los Angeles and is an all-out Modern Warfare 3 reveal. Tickets are to cost $150 and will go on sale July 19th. (All profits, yes 100% of ticket sales, go to non-profit group Call of Duty Endowment. The group lends combat veterans a helping hand on setting themselves back up for a normal civilian life after service in the military.) Those who attend will have the opportunity to get their hands on the full MW3 game approximately two months before its retail release, as well as, a look at the full Elite service (not just the beta which rolls out July 15th.) If that's not enough to get you excited, how does a 32-team $1 million Black Opsmultiplayer tournament sound? If you don't win, don't be discouraged; players can compete for prizes in Zombies, Spec Ops, free-for-all, etc. If you're still not sold on the idea that all of this could have just happened at E3, the folks throwing this thing together have gone out of their way to build a life-size recreation of the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer map "Scrapyard," on which the "ultimate paintball firefight" shall take place, or you could put your reactions to the test and spend some time running through "the Pit." I suppose when you have twelve acres to play with, you can do almost anything you want, but Acitivion is making sure this event is huge; the ultimate Call of Duty experience all the way down to grabbing some food from Burger Town, an arsenal of the real weapons that inspired the game, and much more.
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