Call of Duty: Ghosts reveals doggie details and single-player info

The dog companion in Call of Duty: Ghosts is called Riley.

Infinity Ward has revealed new details surrounding the canine companion in Call of Duty: Ghosts, including his name: Riley.

Riley in action.

Speaking during a Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-E3 event, Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin said that the dog in Call of Duty: Ghosts was named as a homage to Modern Warfare 2's Simon "Ghost" Riley.

Two single-player levels were also shown, "Into the Deep" and "No Man's Land." The former is an underwater mission featuring combat, and the latter took place in a forest area. Riley takes a significant role in the second level, with the player able to control the dog in a fashion similar to the land drones in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Infinity Ward said that the hi-tech pooch is equipped with a flip-up camera, an earpiece, and two vibrating devices.

Rubin added that the team at Infinity Ward was "blown away" to the initial response to Riley on social media after Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event last month.

Footage of the Call of Duty: Ghosts single-player campaign, including Riley, can currently be found on CallofDuty.com.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 5. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow.

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YesSheWill
YesSheWill

I'm not sure how this dog became the most compelling story of Call of Duty:  Ghost.  This is a first-person shooter, right?  I guess such advances in the franchise such as vehicular combat, destructible environments,  or weapons having characteristics of their real-life counterparts can be shelved for a later time.

nintendians
nintendians

at lease you can control Riley, unlike other game where it automatic attack the enemy for you.

tkw
tkw

Pet Riley.

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

I had a dog named riley, this must mean that activision was spying on my early childhood

emperiox
emperiox

Game of the Year...'nuff said!

EKGProd
EKGProd

So...um, where is the single player info you promised in the title of the article? I see none.

You know Gamespot, you used to be above such tricks to get people to click on your articles. One by one, I've watched once respectable sites fall prey to the addiction of false titles in order to get clicks. Common ones are titles that claim someone in the industry "Slammed" someone else, only to find out they said something as simple as "Yeah, it's OK but not great".

Other times, we get flat out lies, like articles titled "Microsoft announces DRM plans" only to find out in the article these so called "Plans" were just rumors from within Microsoft. You, Gamespot, were the only people left who weren't using these nasty tricks to get people to click. However, over the past year or so, I've been seeing them more and more on the site and it pains me so much to see the last strand of integrity being ripped from the site.

You still have a chance, Gamespot, all hope isn't lost. You'll know if all hope is lost if you found yourself rolling your eyes or snickering when reading this comment. 

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

I prefer the call of duty dog from those funny videos posted. He is epic and I heard he will in Expendables 3. Awesome!!!

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

Day 1 DLC:

-Hyperdrive stick thrower perk

-The Skooby Snak Cannon

-"Bolt" skin

-Pedigree Dentasticks

svaubel
svaubel

Are they so out of ideas they have to start ripping off Dead to Rights now?

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Yeah, but can you PLAY as the dog?  No?  I didn't think so.

daviz88
daviz88

FISH eaten by CAT, cat chased by DOG, dog is MAN'S best friend.

this is the plot device for COD ghost.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

The Kinect controls will really sell this game though... sorry PS4 guys... expect this game to outsell all the others due to the Kinect innovation.  I mean that is why Steel Battalion sold so well.

Pupchu
Pupchu

So, the dog is the next big "innovative" thing that the Activision rep talked about...

Hurvl
Hurvl

As if people weren't riled up enough about this, now they decide to call it Riley?

AlexFili
AlexFili

What happens if the dog gets shot? :o

TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

Sad to see CoD go the way of the dodo in terms of overall appeal. They need to go back to what they were about in the first place, which was "No one fights alone" meaning multiple perspectives on a historic war.

You know like American, British, and Russian soldiers? Or how about like in CoD3 where you played as French, Canadian, or Polish soldiers along with British and American Soldiers? I don't think that the CoD franchise is like Ghost Recon or MoH, nor should it be! Modern Warfare let's just call it for what it is Modern Warfare is NOT CoD AT ALL, it was like a cross between MoH and BF2 at the time! Black Ops is the same way if you don't count World at War.

Playing as just American soldiers is not very appealing anymore and what made CoD so good when it first came out was it broke the stereotypical mold of US soldiers saving the world all by themselves (looking at MoH Allied Assault)! Now they are just making games like those old 80's movies (looking at the Black Ops Series) where Americans are the only ones that do no wrong. They need to go back from where they came from in terms of storytelling and include other nations and stop trying to make games that are damaging to the brandname (looking at MW2).

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

CoD: dogs and fish ops. They really ran out of ideas huh?

Can I play the entire campaign as a dog?

"New Objective: Catch your tail. Chase mailman."

Or are those achievements?

fobbs69
fobbs69

Death by Castration. Now you know how he feels

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

So now we have what ... Call Of Duty: Doggie Style !!! 

tightwad34
tightwad34

Single player info? What sort of COD game are we talking about here?

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@EKGProd The single player information was the name of two missions, what environments those missions take place in, and the fact that there is now a dog companion that the player can use during some missions.  Don't criticize this writer or the website just because you're an idiot.  If you don't like the site, then leave EKGProd.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@EKGProd Gamespot and shitty journalism 

A marriage second only to M$ and EA

> wii u

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@EKGProd Well, the part where they talk about what levels were shown. Granted its not much but it is info about the single player.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@Pupchu Next they will introduce the 'Breakfast Skin Pack' for your guns (scrambled egg yellow, burnt toast black among others)- since the bacon skin was so popular... this is true innovation.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@Hurvl I'm surprised these 'artist' didn't go the creative route and call it something like 'Butch' or 'Otis'

Pukshd
Pukshd

Well, game over cuz he's clearely going to die during a cutscene.

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

@AlexFili then the PETA gates open up and we will see articles about animal rights. and then animal killings will rise and D.C. will blame games for that too.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@AlexFili  Nothing, a new one spawns... it's there for cinematic viewing and to 'spice' things up.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TitanPolaris Go the way of the dodo?  The dodo bird is extinct and Call of Duty is by far the bestselling game series around.  You're comparing the very top to the very bottom.  Not too bright are you TitanPolaris?

X-7
X-7

@TitanPolaris This is about the dumbest thing to whine about. Does it really matter who you are as long as you have fun blowing crap up? I don't care if I am black, female, or foreign in a game as long as I enjoy the game then I don't care. Look at Tomb Raider it is the best game I have played in a very long time and you play as a chick who is British. Who you play as should not matter what should matter is is if you enjoy the game or not.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@TitanPolarisCoD has a large fanbase in the Xbox community and the Xbox sells a lot in USA and people in USA likes stories about people in USA. Similarly, a lot of movies about the USA is made in the USA for an American audience and that audience can't seem to get enough of stories set in their own country. Perhaps rash simplifications, but that's one reason why it's all about America. More diversity is always nice, but you gotta give people what they want and seeing the success of CoD, that's what they're doing. 

The intended audience might also want diversity and to play as soldiers from different nations, but that's taking a risk and taking risks is what soldiers do, not companies.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@KrazzyDJ I hope you can snoop around as the dog, because then it'll be like CoD: Snoop Dogg.

X-7
X-7

@Navardo95 Hopefully the new VITA version will be good and that they drop the price on the VITA because then I would be more interested in the VITA.

Pukshd
Pukshd

America is in danger and... Guns.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@buffaloblitz85 It would have been fun it the dog's name was Douglas or even better, Doglas :P.

X-7
X-7

@Mr_Mark_Legion @AlexFili I hate PETA, buncha weirdos. I used to know a super strange liberal chick and she even thought PETA was a joke. That is sad. But I guess if the only way you can get attention is to have girls take showers out in public then I guess that sums up how desperate you are for attention. (Yes they actually did that in California I think it was.) Freaks.

X-7
X-7

@Hurvl @KrazzyDJ Apparently he does sneak in high grass. lol Snoop Dogg and grass. XD