With only a few days left until Call of Duty: Ghosts hits store shelves, Activision has very little time to get their last minute promotional materials in. While they’ve already unveiled a launch trailer, and even announced a new co-op mode with aliens, the publisher has yet to release their usual live-action trailer…until now.
Right on time, this live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts has arrived to remind gamers of the communal aspects of the franchise. More importantly, it’s a chance for Activision to flex its Hollywood street cred muscle.
The trailer itself, directed by The Wolverine‘s James Mangold, features a group of friends, and one German shepherd (presumably named Riley) making war in various locales, but primarily in war-torn Vegas. This, of course, echoes back to COD: Ghosts‘ world-state, which sees the United States in relative shambles.
As the four compatriots are battling through Vegas, an icy landscape, and space (!) they cross paths with none other than Megan Fox, who makes quick work of a quad rotor. She’s not exactly the gamer-type that we’ve come to expect from these live-action trailers, but she is eye candy.
Aside from that, though, the live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts is a little lackluster. Previous trailers have featured the likes of Kobe Bryant, Jonah Hill, Robert Downey Jr., and Sam Worthington, whereas this one features a very brief appearance from the Transformers actress. The production value is still at an outrageous high, however, so there’s that.
The only truly intriguing thing about the trailer is the gunfight in space, which, if the Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay trailers are any indication, will actually occur in the game. We wouldn’t be surprised if the sequence is a short one, but our fingers are crossed for something a little more substantial.
And while Call of Duty is making the jump to next-gen this year, it will be some time until the visuals equal those in this trailer. Yes, the game looks better than previous iterations, but, as Infinity Ward has previously explained, the graphics engine for Ghosts isn’t exactly new.
If there’s one thing that the trailer does do, it will certainly get fans excited for the game’s impending release. There’s nothing quite like the annual release of Call of Duty and hopping online to play with friends.
What do you think of the Call of Duty: Ghosts live-action trailer? Not enough Megan Fox? Too much Megan Fox?
Call of Duty: Ghosts releases November 5, 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360; November 15th for the PS4; and November 22nd for the Xbox One.
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