Modern Warfare invading DS

Activision taps n-Space for multiplayer-enabled handheld edition of present-day combat franchise, due alongside console, PC versions on November 10.

As the release date for Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 draws nearer, analysts have already predicted that the game will sell over 11.1 million copies in just the first two months of release. The previous instalment in the Modern Warfare series has sold over 13 million copies since its November 5, 2008, launch, pushing the publisher's revenues to more than $981 million during its January-March quarter.

The DS version probably won't look like this.

Now, the Modern Warfare 2 launch will be expanding further, as Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilised (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized in the US) will be coming to the DS. The game is being developed by n-Space, the same studio behind the handheld editions of Call of Duty 4: Modern and Call of Duty: World at War.

Notably, Modern Warfare: Mobilised won't follow the same storyline as that of Modern Warfare 2, with Activision saying it will serve as a companion narrative to the Infinity Ward-developed flagship title. Handheld gameplay will be similar to the console and PC editions, though, as gamers will be afforded a variety of weapons, vehicles, and reconnaissance drones with which to wreak havoc on the battlefield.

Beyond the single-player storyline, Modern Warfare: Mobilised with feature a handful of additional modes. Survival mode is all-new to the handheld Call of Duty franchise, charging players with mounting a desperate defense against waves of increasingly lethal forces. A six-player multiplayer mode will also be available, and gamers will be able to set up their own server and host matches.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilised will be available alongside the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC editions of the game on November 10.

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235 comments
Dlarrain
Dlarrain

Who wants a PSP version?

Hardy701
Hardy701

can we drive vehicles in the online multiplayer?

Hardy701
Hardy701

The online multiplayer sounds really cool... I saw a trailer of this on Youtube and it still looks a lot like call of duty world at war for ds

rhoxthebeast
rhoxthebeast

FPS games on handhelds can be some fun time wasters, but the machines are definitely not built for them. If only the PSP had a second stick. The DS can be alright with the stylus, but god do big hands cramp up! I didn't really enjoy the first for the DS.

109630
109630

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VXLbeast
VXLbeast

Even though it seems weird, I have heard great things about the COD games for the DS.

jasper061992
jasper061992

Lol, the people that cry about a Wii version or say a PCS360 version misses the point why this title is named "MOBILISED". It simply means its a COD for a Mobile device which the DS itself is. That aside. Now that we all suspect Activision is obviously milking the COD series dry, why the hell isn't there a PSP version? Not that i'm getting it or anything, but why no PSP version goddammit??!

Xx_Hopless_xX
Xx_Hopless_xX

Looks like it should be an amazing game for 360/PS3 as for the Ds, I'm not sure how it will turn out, if the Developers really have pride in what they're doing as well as having the budget this could be a great handheld game as well...

DrKill09
DrKill09

N-Space are still around? :shock: They developed Duke Nukem Time to Kill on the PS1. Great game. This should be good.

atomD21
atomD21

@coolyfett: They leave the PSP out of the mix because it doesn't have an ideal setup for FPS games. I own a DS and a PSP, and I would much rather take the graphical hit and have the touch screen to aim with than the face buttons. Just think of Resistance, or Syphon Filter. While not FPS games, they still relied on the face buttons to act as the second joystick for looking, and while you got used to it, it certainly isn't great.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

What about the PSP?? Why leave the PSP gamers out of the mix?? Just give the game to everybody and not just certain systems. Man do I hate that about the gaming market. I have never even played a Call of Duty game before, but I am interested. Why does PSP, get over looked so often?

pjrulez312
pjrulez312

@Sothe1789 - that is gonna be sickk

pjrulez312
pjrulez312

o man cant wait!!! 4/5 were awesome- hope this one doesn't disappoint

Urworstnhtmare
Urworstnhtmare

@beny_pimpster: Bigger market to. There are more DSs out there than there are PSPs

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

i think the reason why they making this for ds instead of psp is one thing= easier to make, cheaper cost and more mark up lol

grootelaar
grootelaar

@superfaatman23 it already has metroid

madkiller32k
madkiller32k

I wish they made a Call of Duty game like the Wii version on the PSP. :(

superfatman23
superfatman23

first ds gets grand theft auto modern warfare now modern warfare 2 its a joke a complete joke thank you activison for not giving us wii owners what we want i hope ds doesnt get super mario galaxy2 the next brawl or zelda or even metroid well lets hope for cod 7on wii [ it wont come because activision hates wii]

WiiManZach
WiiManZach

i agree superfatman23 there should be more hardcore games on wii such as CoD:MW2, the wii needs more M games or hardcore T games

superfatman23
superfatman23

ds gets grand theft auto modern warfare 1 now modern warfare and wii only gets world at war this is a joke a complete joke thank you activision for not giving us hardcore wii owners what we want

FoShizzle17
FoShizzle17

wtf, why didn't they make a PSP version; it would be so much better on the PSP. A PSP version would be the DS version juiced up with more power and better graphics. It's really annoying, but I think they didn't do a PSP version because of piracy >_

metalkid9
metalkid9

@FILIPINOMAZTER, why are you telling me that? that's what I said

jarvis008
jarvis008

I played CoD4 on a mates ds at work. I only played for about 10-15 minutes put I thought it was terrible. The touch screen controls were just awkward and made holding the ds uncomfortable. I'll be getting MW2 for the 360 but definitely not for the DS.

MajorKane11
MajorKane11

Yes. I loved COD: Md and COD: WAW for the Ds. Moon was good and Dementium was alright. Core looks promising and so does C.O.P the Recruit, as well as Fighting Fantasy. I'm really happy that they're continuing the COD series on the DS. YES!

jqm1978
jqm1978

I use my portables (DSi and PSP) alot more than my home systems.....probably 90% more. I work at a fire station, so its great to just be able to toss them in my bag on my way out the door and lay in my bunk and play.....I'm hoping someone releases a portable that is a step above whats available now.......think of a marriage between the PSP and DSI with two analogs......I think it would give home gaming a run for its money since you can virtually play anywhere.....lets just say this.....my portables have made having magazines in the bathroom a thing of the past.

hoossy1
hoossy1

ehhhhhh.....why would i want to play this? Its like stepping back into the stone age.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Every year when it's Infinity Ward's turn to make their Call of Duty game, it's like Activision had to drop support for Wii and PSP. WTF, if IW is too lazy to handle motion control or couldn't handle even a simple PSP port, then just let Treyarch do the porting. Whenever it's Treyarch's turn to make their Call of Duty game, a CoD game seem to appear almost everywhere: mobile, iphone, DS, PS2, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360.

drewciferpike
drewciferpike

This makes me sad: WaW multiplayer was a lot of fun on the Wii, and I can only imagine what IW would bring to the table if they put some effort into a CoD game for the Wii. I'm glad that Treyarch tried and showed that it could be done, but that doesn't mean that someone else can't try it, too. Everyone I know that owns or has played The Conduit (myself included) would drop it like a rotten schlong if IW gave us a CoD with 16(+) players in online mutliplayer, with voice-chat via wiispeak, and all of the gameplay bells and whistles that could be squeezed from the Wii's hardware. Gameplay over graphics, and there would be a killer app and Wii's best game, hands down.

Baramos6
Baramos6

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FILIPINOMAZTER
FILIPINOMAZTER

@metalkid9 no they did not make any cod games SINCE cod4 and cod waw theres only one cod game on the psp

JCASHUFL
JCASHUFL

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gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

wow, thats impressive, but i was hoping for a more deep online experience, 8 players would have been way better than six, is there voice chat? and i doubt there will be rankings, still im probably going to pick this up.

i_PWN_fanboys
i_PWN_fanboys

@poompa Are you kidding me. Touch screen gaming being better than analog or keyboard gaming is just your opinion.

L30KinG
L30KinG

if you realy wanto to play cod you need a console or pc

poompa
poompa

at cooster14, precise gunplay? have you given touchscreen aiming a chance? imo ds fps is just a notch below mouse/keyboard and miles ahead of clunky analog controlling.

Vargasr
Vargasr

PLEASE!!!! Make a PSP version also! (i will buy it on PC, and if there's going to be a PSP version i will buy it also)

Omega189
Omega189

If you were to take a step back and look at the developers on the two Wii Call of Duties,you'll notice that it's Treyarch who developed them, and not Infinity Ward. It might just be that Infinity Ward doesn't want to work on a Wii version, but N-Space is still doing a DS version, because it isn't the main game, it's a side story. Remember, all but one DS N-Space game is an FPS; and they've obviously learned, since Goldeneye: Rogue Agent is their worst, bu also their first. WaW is supposedly their best (Best part: online!), though MW was also really great (in my eyes), even though it lacked online, it still had single card play. Soooo you shouldn't really blame Activision, because you don't know whether they won't authorize it, or if Infinity Ward doesn't want to work on it.

samissleman17
samissleman17

this is for people without console or good enough pc. no ones making a choice here!

Atrobasinnu
Atrobasinnu

Why buy a cartoon version when I can play if with much more enjoyment on my PS3?

Ozzy_Jacob
Ozzy_Jacob

DS's are alright for kids and big kids. Im happy with my 360 xD

Mr_Tweedy
Mr_Tweedy

@Warnerator Anyone who thinks the Wii has bad graphics (everyone?) should take a look at The Grinder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W0Om58C-nM This is by the same developer who made The Conduit, High Voltage Software. HVS is not a good developer. You've never heard of them before because they're a little for-hire shop that usually makes things like "Dora the Explorer" games. If a crapy B-list developer like HVS can make graphics like that on the Wii, imagine what Infinity Ward could do.

mr0806
mr0806

I don't care what system you are going to use it on this game is going to be sick, i played cod4 on both ps3 and 360 and it was equally fun...

jqm1978
jqm1978

It seems to me like most people who hate on other systems, either have never played them, or they can't afford them, so they get on these forums and trash talk systems like the DS or the PSP.....I have seen alot of trash talking from fanboys and the like. Try the system before you get on here and trash talk......sorry that mommy and daddy only bought you one system.....get a job and get a life....sorry, just needed to vent a little ; )

jqm1978
jqm1978

I just bought a DSi about two weeks ago......I have been a loyal PSP owner and gamer for a while and thought DS was a gimmicky, POS.....but now I am a believer. After playing Ninja gaiden: dragon sword, zelda PH, GTA: CTW, and one of the castlevania titles, I can see where the draw to the system is......almost picked up the modern warfare for the DS, but from what I read, the campaign is really short......however it sounds like its got solid gameplay.....hope they can make the campaign longer on this one....I might just pick it up.....

Mr_Tweedy
Mr_Tweedy

@Warnerator Yes, somewhat better. I've played the games you mention, and they look much better than anything on Wii, but that's because, as I said, no effort goes into Wii games. Have you played The Conduit? The Conduit is MEDIOCRE Wii graphics. We don't know what GOOD Wii graphics look like yet because there's no game that's had them (and, at this rate, there probably never will be). :(

Excedra
Excedra

nope no way it will work

HavQ-san
HavQ-san

Games like this don't usually succeed on DS, but fingers crossed.