Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare marks Sledgehammer Games' first standalone Call of Duty game, and they're not holding anything back. Earlier today, a lengthy gameplay demo aired, showing off the hi-tech, borderline sci-fi shooter. Welcome to "Induction," and enjoy your stay in Seoul.
At the end of the day, we're still looking at a Call of Duty game, but it's adopted some interesting new visuals to tie into the whole "advanced warfare" bit. This includes absurdly advanced drones, including what looks like something that's a mix between tank and ATV, then made into the shape of a spider. Actually, it looks a lot like a Scarab, from Halo.
The weapons display is updated too, in order to better fit the futuristic aesthetic. Factor in jetpacks, and I'd say we're ready to have a good time. The "Induction" level takes place in Seoul, South Korea, where military forces have touched down in ODST-esque pods in a violent assault on the city. Explosions incoming.
In addition to the rather heartstopping gameplay segment, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is also available for pre-order. In return for reserving a copy of the game, early adopters will get a simple DLC pack, called Advanced Arsenal. Rest assured it only includes a single weapon and one exoskeleton suit for your loadout, so nothing too insane or unfair.
- Bullet-Brass exoskeleton: A custom exoskeleton suit, the advanced armor of the future.
- Bullet-Brass EM1 Quantum: Part of an all-new class of directed-energy weaponry.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be out November 4 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC. Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox LIVE will receive all Advanced Warfare DLC in advance of other platforms.