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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer stars Kevin Spacey

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Spacey in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision has released the first trailer for the forthcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and it stars a very familiar name.

Kevin Spacey (or at least his voice and likeness) features heavily, monologuing on the rights and wrongs of trying to force democracy on developing nations.

If that all sounds a little high-brow and not very CoD-like, don’t worry - the House of Cards actor’s rant is interspersed with footage of high-tech soldiers jumping off, blowing up, and shooting stuff. Phew, eh?

An earlier promotional documentary revealed that the focus of the game would be on private military companies (PMCs) as the next major military force, and Mr Spacey would appear to be the slightly looney head of one of those organisations.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare appears to offer a near-future setting, which will allow the introduction of various sci-fi elements like exo-suits, cloaked aircraft, and sticky gloves that will enable you to make like Spider-Man.

This will be the first Call of Duty game to be made exclusively by Sledgehammer Games, which lent a hand to series creator Infinity Ward for the development of 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Development of the series will now be split between the above two companies and Treyarch, allowing a full three-year gestation period for each studio’s iterations.

This will also be the first Call of Duty game to be developed with the next (or should that now be current?) generation of consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One, as the lead platforms.

The trailer also provides a November 4 release date for Call of Duty: Advance Warfare.

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