Fans of the Call of Duty series have come to expect a brash, big-budget marketing campaign on a yearly basis, with recent years promising a live-action trailer featuring some famous faces as well. But with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bringing futuristic tech to the individual soldiers on the battlefield, the new powers granted to even the common man or woman have taken the spotlight.
Not entirely, of course, as the recently released live-action trailer for Advanced Warfare turns to director Peter Berg and actor Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor) to help prospective players make the decision to ‘Discover Their Power’ – with the help of one of the game’s cutting-edge Exo-Suits.
The trailer itself shows just how much the Exo-Suits cooked up by the developers at Sledgehammer Games may be turning traditional CoD gameplay on its head, allowing players to leap higher and farther than ever before, and grant them superhuman strength (and durability). The team has promised that in their vision of the future of modern combat, the added powers and maneuverability of the Exo-Suit really do change everything, and Kitsch’s physics-defying performance certainly proves it.
It’s a nice change of pace in exactly what the live-action trailer is promising audiences; where previous trailers called on A-list stars simply for their clout, and others warned players directly that there was simply no resisting Call of Duty‘s allure, this take is a combination of both. While a cameo from Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl) isn’t likely in the game’s campaign itself, showing players what actual feats they’ll be able to pull off (albeit digitally) meshes with the cinematic trailers of actual Advanced Warfare footage.
On the other hands, even casual viewers may be struck with jealousy at the ease with which Kitsch puts futuristic weaponry and technology to use against an unclear enemy. If that’s the case, Activision no doubt promises, then that green complexion can be solved by purchasing the game when it releases November 4, and players can see how well they do against a swarm of flying machines, or being caught in the middle of a privately-funded war.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releases on November 4, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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