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Viewable below, it shows off a section of the game’s first level, Operation 627.
It has also been announced that Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer mode will be showcased on October 5 at Activision’s returning Call of Duty Next event, with the game’s beta starting on October 6.
Development of the sequel, which picks up immediately after the events of last year’s Modern Warfare 2, is being led by Sledgehammer Games, in collaboration with Infinity Ward, while Treyarch is leading development of the game’s Zombies mode.
“In the direct sequel to the record-breaking Modern Warfare II, Captain Price, and Task Force 141 face off against the ultimate threat,” reads a description of the game’s campaign.
“The ultranationalist Vladimir Makarov is extending his grasp across the world, causing Task Force 141 to fight like never before,” reads a description of the game’s campaign.”
Modern Warfare 3 will also introduce what Activision calls Open Combat Missions. “Not only do these complement the cinematic missions you’ve come to expect, but they also provide you with numerous additional choices regarding your methods of mission completion,” according to the publisher.
“For example, if you prefer to use stealth techniques, you may wish to undertake an OCM with a lights-out approach, using night-vision goggles and suppressed weapons and complete your objectives without your adversaries knowing you were even there.
“However, if loud explosions and reckless abandon are part of your repertoire, strap extra armor plates onto your torso and hit those targets head-on.”
On the multiplayer front, the game will feature all 16 launch maps from 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
These maps have been “modernised, both graphically and with meticulous attention given to the authenticity and aspects of the maps that made them so popular”.