Here’s Some ‘Modern Warfare 3’ Rumors En Masse!

I’ve come to love the yearly installments of Call of Duty. I realize that a yearly game means heavy duty franchise milking, perhaps a hit to innovation, and other deleterious bullshit. However, there’s something comforting about being able to look forward to a new installment every year, being able to put a pin on a calendar and know I’ll get something I’ll love. It’s because of this comfort that I’m sweating this year’s Modern Warfare 3, despite Infinity Ward getting blowed-ups and MW3 getting did courtesy of thirty-five different studios.

Today, Kotaku had some pretty serious rumors/impressions regarding MW3.

Kotaku:

Key to the near ending of Modern Warfare 2, was the detonation of a nuclear missile in the upper atmosphere above the Mid-Atlantic, something that creates an electromagnetic pulse that destroyed all electronic equipment on both sides of the raging war in D.C. Such an event would cripple the area in the short term, essentially removing the ability to use most technology in the region as the country tries to rebuild or bring in support from other parts of the country. It also seems that it could make the story a hard one to follow in a modern day shooter.

But our sources tell us Modern Warfare 3 will continue along that storyline, delivering a “world in crisis” feel to the aftermath of the U.S. invasion. However, it looks like it won’t be another take on Red Dawn, a post-U.S. invasion storyline already explored by Homefront. While it’s unclear where specifically the game will be set, Modern Warfare 3 will have a urban setting, much like the U.S. missions in Modern Warfare 2, with military vehicles, including tanks, rolling through suburban streets.

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The focus on larger maps and destructible environments brings to mind competitor Electronic Arts’ ¬†Battlefield series which made a name for itself with those two keystones.Battlefield 3 is also set for a 2011 fall release, meaning the two games could in theory be vying directly with one another for gamers’ attention. ¬†Battlefield 3, as shown by EA in previous events this year, will take place in a modern setting and feature large maps and ¬†destructible environments.

Call of Duty is a staple of my Novembers, along with getting fat off of Thanksgiving, and football. I imagine this year will be no different.