Call of Duty has been one of the more popular titles among single-shooter games. The latest version of the game 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' will be released tomorrow.
The fast-paced shooter video game will be available on PlayStation 4, XBox One, and PC. It is poised to challenge other popular shooter games such as Battlefield 1.
One huge difference of this version of the game from previous ones is that the fighting is no longer relegated to ground combat. Infinite Warfare takes the fight into space.
The story takes place in the future when space travel is already the norm. The Settlement Defense Front or SDF orchestrates an attack on Earth which left the United Nations Space Alliance (UNSA) in shambles. The attack wiped out most of UNSA's fleet.
One surviving ship - the Retribution - and its crew led by Captain Nick Reyes (Brian Bloom) are tasked to save the rest of Earth from Admiral Salen Kotch of the SDF played by Kit Harrington of "Game of Thrones" fame.
Like previous editions of the game, there are tons of hi-tech weapons and gadgets. There are dogfights in space and zero gravity fighting.
Reviews of the new game from Activision and Infinite Ward have so far been generally positive despite the hate it garnered after its official announcement back in mid-2016. A hate campaign was launched with more than 3 million people (as of this writing) clicking on the trailer's dislike button on YouTube.
Forbes commends the game's effort to look back to its past while being set in the distant future. The game "returns to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive military storytelling take center stage" says the trailer.
The game also stars Jamie Gray Hyder as Lt. Nora Salter. On a lighter note, the two leading characters are named Nick and Nora while the game is called Infinite Warfare. No official word yet whether the nod to the 2008 movie based on David Levithan's book was intentional or not.