Thursday, November 14, 2013

First Images Of Modern Warfare 3 Leaked, Rivals Battlefield 3, Tons Of Details Inside

Kotaku’s gone live with tons of Modern Warfare 3 details leaked by persons who’ve worked on the game, complete with mission details and screens which rival the best of the best out there.

The full quencher’s below the break.

“The game opens moments after the cliffhanger ending of Modern Warfare 2 with the U.S. struggling to stave off a surprise Russian attack. The single-player campaign will ping-pong players around the world as they take on the multiple throwaway roles as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner as well as key characters from previous installments and new recurring characters,” according to the site, quoting its sources.

“The game will feature about 15 missions, kicking off with the invasion of Manhattan by a Russian force and wrapping up with a final encounter in Dubai.”

The Campaign Settings of MW3

- Dharmasala, India
- New York, New York
- A plane transporting the president of Russia
- A town in Sierra Leone
- London, England
- Mogadishu, Somalia
- Hamburg, Germany
- Paris, France
- Prague, Czech Republic
- A castle in the Czech mountains
- Berlin, Germany
- The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Washington. D.C.

The game’s plot keeps in line with developer Infinity Ward’s habit of delivering complex, short sequences punctuated by lots of gunfire and scene changes, added kotaku. And the game also has players take control of several vehicles, returning gamers to the AC-130 gunship as a gunner and plopping them down in a tank as part of a U.S. Armored Division.

The single-player campaign will wrap up what was left unanswered in Modern Warfare 2, and also introduces new characters who appear to be headed for future Modern Warfare games, namely two Delta Force operatives codenamed “Frost” and “Sandman”.

As for multiplayer, two new types of Spec Ops modes: “Survival” and “Mission” will be unveiled, and a plethora of maps.

This as EA says it’ll go head-to-head with Activision’s latest game, even claiming it had a better engine. But as we can see, it’s best they’d keep silent and let the competition show what they have first, because honestly speaking, the two first screenshots of Modern Warfare 3 rivals what we’ve seen from Battlefield 3.

DICE said the competition had better watch out.

EA said “we will beat Call of Duty eventually.”

Of the competition, Activision, neither Infinity Ward, has said nothing.

This fall should be hot.

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  • Sole Survivor

    Wa. I’m impressed. Really and truly impressed. See, EA spoke too fast. I’m loving it!

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  • Joshua Tompkins

    While these screens do look good, we have not seen actual gameplay like battlefield 3. These are just screen shots and we should know by now that screen shots do not always look like the real game, and if they are using the same engine as the other COD games, I doubt it can be optimized enough to out run a brand new engine.

  • Joshua Tompkins

    also, those two screen shots do not look in-game. So i would not say that it looks better just yet because DICE has been showing us amazing gameplay and in-game graphics.

  • Sole Survivor

    We do not know what engine it’s using… I mean I’m sure Activision doubled up with they saw BF3…..I’m impressed by what I see and hear. Very impressed to say the least.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    I agree with Sole, I am VERY impressed by all this. I said in the past EA should shut up and let the game speak for itself. Now we see Activision wasn’t about to lay in wait and let EA eat its bread.

    I’m liking this.


    No space = No buy.

  • Joshua Tompkins

    lol Game.
    @Ernice and Sole
    It took DICE years to create the Frostbite 2 engine and when black ops released, Activision talked about how it would be counterproductive to create a new engine when the engine they use now creates good enough graphics. The pictures up top are not in game and until they can show me in game graphics like that, I will just assume it will look like the past 2 COD games.


    A another lol Call of Duty on earth. no tx

  • Joseph Garrett

    I know it’s not cool Cod anymore, and they are getting stale. But i’m still starting to feel the hype. I’m sure it won’t match MW 1′s insane hype, but you haven’t even seen a trailer yet! I’m assuming that I will be getting anyway, unless seeing the game shows that it won’t match the quality of past (Infinity Ward made) call of duty games.

    MW 3 vs BF 3- Round 2


    yep, we must guess 6 maps in the game itself and the rest is dlc?

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Really don’t care what folks say here… I’m getting this game and BF3. Like Joe said, we have seen no footage, let’s wait. It might surprise us all!

  • Joshua Tompkins

    I am not saying that it will be bad. I am sure it will be fun, and I will probably play it, but like I said, wait for some actual footage before you start saying that DICE needs to look out. DICE has already proved with actual footage why we should be hyped for Battlefield 3 and why it is going to be one of the best looking fps game at this moment, and all we have from MW 3 is some screen shots that look totally staged and not in game.

  • newyearnewrule

    I’ll stick with Ernice on this one. Last time I check, he didn’t say DICE should “Look out”. In fact DICE was the dev that said Activision should look out without even seeing gameplay from Infinity. I know you guys are looking for BF3, but stop being fanboys about it. Ernice just stated the facts – this looks good!

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  • Joshua Tompkins

    How am I being a fanboy? I reviewed black ops and gave it a good score, and I think this game will be good too, but to say that MW 3 is a true contender graphically just from two little screens shots that look clearly staged is not right. DICE spoke a lot about BF 3 looking amazing, and I said the same thing I am saying now until I saw the actual gameplay footage. Also, the first screen shots from BF 3 where of open battlefields that looked like they were in game, but these are super close ups of character models. Finally, after reading the article and reading the conversation, the context of the conversation is boiling down to DICE should look out. When they release some solid gameplay footage that looks like this, then yes I will say that BF3 has some true competition, but I am not going to jump to conclusions over a few close up shots.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    I see you points, Josh, but I won’t agree that the article concluded that DICE should look out. I never said anything like that. In fact, at the end of the article, I linked to some threads that says Activision should look out, according to EA. And again, I see your points, but I never said they should look out, although common sense would make them pay attention.

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    I am just tired of Call of duty with some new killstreak.

    I am not a fanboy, maybe Gears of effect 3.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @ THE GAME: Ha! I see you post at Newrule and I understand how you feel. But a lot of people hate on the game because it says “COD”. But we never know, this one could be great! And there must be something good about why folks love it so much.

  • Joshua Tompkins

    And i never said that the article says they should look out. As i stated, I was referring to our conversation. “Finally, after reading the article and reading the conversation, the context of the CONVERSATION is boiling down to DICE should look out.” I never said the article said that.

  • Joshua Tompkins

    That is why i made sure i put after reading both the article and the conversation because i did not believe that the article says that but rather the conversation that is happening.


    I will love to buy Modern warfare 3 if the game is great. But you know what, Modern warfare 3 are going to be call of duty 4.5 IMO, Activision dont give a **** they know that the game will outsell any other FPS game, then why should they take time to make a great game?

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Ta. At the end of the day, I’ll end up buying both.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @GAME: Bro, you don’t know that the game will not be good. We haven’t seen no gameplay.

  • lucas823

    You guys are retarded. Why dont you try going to the original Kotaku article? These are NOT in game. Kotaku has like, 20 images of the actual engine. THESE are not the engine.

    THIS is mw3 in action:

    THIS is bf3 in action:

    make your choice

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Haha. Lucas those MW3 images you speak are not real….I can see you’re BF3, I am too. But I”m also a COD fan…. Those images are not legit. lol

  • ExclusivesMostly

    I’ll pass on COD but I’ll definitely buy BF3. It’ll be a better game in my opinion. time will tell though.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Agreed, Mostly. Time will tell, and I say let’s give it time. We might be in for a surprise, or not. Right?

  • TRH

    Hmm, personally, I am rooting for BF3 to be a WAY better game than COD.. COD has been hogging the scene for way too long and producing the same old crap every 6 months with only a different story happening in the same old place…

    Its games like COD that makes me go like “omg, NOT another shooter!”. I mean I LOVE the multiplayer and stuff, but really, activision is money hungry and killing the competition with their monopoly so I really hope BF3 does the job this time around :/

    plus, that would mean better games from both companies next year :D

  • Sole Survivor

    @TRH: A agree with you. I would like to see the competition toughen, and it seems like it has. But I don’t appreciate everybody calling COD crap, when they know it isn’t. Like Ernice said, COD basically rose the bar with Modern Warfare.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @TRH: Again, I’d love to see all perform well, but Call of Duty had become like Walmart – it’s very big and people love to hate it. I won’t be one of them, I’ll watch and hope MW3 is a great game, but if it’s not, I won’t be afraid to say it’s not. I just hate people calling it trash and what not… And I don’t even play the games that much….

  • nick

    no freaking way in hell the COD engine gave us that!
    you have to remember most of todays engines are still ps2 engines optimized for new consoles, we still are yet to see MP engines created for todays systems.
    tis why RAGE and BF3 look so good, because there actually new engines made for todays consoles, not a old rotted apple polished.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    I’m saying though, give COD a chance. We haven’t seen NOTHING yet.

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