New Modern Warfare 2 trailer revealed

New trailer showcases story and new locations; Russian ultranationalist unveiled as baddie.

Everything the world has seen thus far of Infinity Ward's upcoming Modern Warfare 2 has been a tease. The first trailer, released during the Game Developers Conference, showed almost nothing, while the second was unveiled earlier this month showing only a few seconds of gameplay, with a promise to unveil more on May 24. It looks like developer Infinity Ward has made good on that promise, with the trailer released today showing more than two minutes of gameplay and cutscenes from the upcoming sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Today's trailer--titled Reveal--seems to confirm the game's US/European Special Forces vs. rogue Russians storyline that carries on from the first Modern Warfare, with the trailer beginning with a flashback of your final encounter with Imran Zakhaev. A new organisation has spread from the shadow of Zakhaev, it seems, led by the Russian ultranationalist Vladimir Makarov. From there, the new trailer shows plenty of action, including a new location not hinted at before--the streets of Rio de Janeiro, where it looks like battle will occur on the streets, through some city slums, and even on low-lying rooftops.

Reveal also shows more of the snowmobile sections hinted at in the previous trailer, including a wicked-looking takedown of someone gunning at full acceleration on a snowmobile. It looks like Modern Warfare 2 will continue the first game's gritty tone: one scene shows hostages strapped with explosives, and another shows two soldiers prepping a car battery for use in torture while a bound prisoner with a black hood over his face squirms helplessly in a chair.

The trailer ends with an attack on what looks like a European castle, with the final shot being a first-person perspective of a soldier being rapidly lifted out of the ruined premises by a hovering helicopter (think the Hong Kong extraction scene in The Dark Knight). Modern Warfare 2 is due out for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on November 10.

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748 comments
TheRealUser101
TheRealUser101

With MW3, Infinity Ward announced that they will fix bugs and glitches faster! The weaponry and perks in Call of Duty: MW3 will also be more balanced and the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will have a working party chat system. Infinity Ward has also revealed that it has revamped the entire killstreak reward system!

108976
108976

I hope it's more than just a 10 hour game. with DX 11 on it's way too. Yeah this going to be a fun pack with Creed II.

frog154
frog154

This is what Duke Nukem should have been

SATANZ-MAGIK
SATANZ-MAGIK

THIS game is gonna be awesome. The graphics are better the sound the level design and running away civilians make it look even more awesome Infinity ward has nailed it. The only good thing about trayarch is they actually go ahead in the game like coop and nazi zombies but with IW they go for the gameplay/graphics. ANYway it looks absolutely briliant, gettin it on the day it come out!

killswitch88
killswitch88

I agree with Frostwolf, this COD looks like it'll have story which will be a welcome change for me.

TMac17
TMac17

This COD will be the best one yet I belive. It seems we will have more adventure and I cant wait to see the kind of weapons we'll have. CANT WAIT!!!!

TheFrostWolf
TheFrostWolf

I believe this game will make one major difference from its predecessor: "Story" And I am sure they will add more stuff to the multiplayer section of the game.. But just of the back of my mind, I think they should do a full blown story&multiplayer FP's game (like the first COD for those who remember ;) ) and do it in the 1960's "Vietnam" throw in a 60's style story and characters and more realistic gameplay features. Think it'll be nice no ? ;)

blazin640
blazin640

Osama is gonna blow up this game and end the series, and will let Treyarch do the making of cods mwuhahahaha,(if cod died that be kool with me).

patsy-cline
patsy-cline

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patsy-cline
patsy-cline

In my opinion, they dropped the COD part because they want to show they have nothing to do with Treyarch (developer of COD;WAW, COD3) or the COD website which is largely run by Treyarch. Anyway this trailer looks amazing! I was hoping for a new engine or new graphics or whatever you want call it though.(Please dont hate me fanboys) and there is a uncut version of the trailer on the MW2 site.

kingGF7
kingGF7

went to gamestop today. people started preordering asap

50shot
50shot

meh. (preorders mw2)

K_M82
K_M82

great set pieces!!! a real COD for sure. to bad they drop the name and make a new franchise (modern warfare sounds a lot less exciting compare to call of duty)

irmc
irmc

It's look awesome !!!!!!

kozzy1234
kozzy1234

Meh, not a big fan of COD4/WAW really. COD1 was awesome but since then its been going down hill. IMO there are alot of better online FPS out there then COD (Team Fortress2, Rainbow6:Vegas 2, Left4Dead and Counterstrike Source and Halo3 imo).

cloudy14
cloudy14

this looks like a rainbow six game, COD is losing what is great about it big rural and urban battlefields and no-one really wants to save civilians when you can kill lots of ruskies and taliban.

theone332
theone332

as long as the multilayer stays the same with a few more extras from call of duty modern warfare im good

Mactiddeus
Mactiddeus

Not to offend the game developers and all the Call of Duty fans out there, but the series is overly boring now. Meh, personal opinion though :D

ACx7
ACx7

Lol @Dawg9000. That was my initial reaction xD

twfuzionv2
twfuzionv2

Trailer looked like an action movie. It was really weird seeing it because they were on totally different places. Way different from CoD 4. The graphics are starting to be a bit dated. I hope they really have gameplay footage soon.

2h95l
2h95l

I hope we get the same multi player action.

namdar
namdar

I love COD4, this is gonna rock !

namdar
namdar

"Dawg9000:BRB. Have to change my pants" Agreed....

mutual-assassin
mutual-assassin

Looked more like the trailer for an action movie to be honest. It looked pretty decent but the trailer doesn't give much away since it's mainly cut scenes.

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

BRB. Have to change my pants.

master_hookshot
master_hookshot

Ugh. I've had my full of CoD for a lifetime. Sick of shooters in general.

dellis66
dellis66

I thought the trailer was sort of weak. It had no gameplay footage and was no where near as cool as when GoW2 had their debut trailer on TV.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

WOW! The graphics are awesome and this looks like a winner all the way.

Sunrie
Sunrie

Freaking...sweet. Glad to see an even better preview. Modern Warfar was my favorite of the series and this looks to simply improve on the concept.

Artosa
Artosa

Terrorists again, how about some country v country battles, they are much more interesting than generic terrorist scenario 101, these kind of storylines have been done since the original rainbow six, and they are not interesting anymore.

enragedrenegade
enragedrenegade

Looks very superb from the trailer. I will have to reserve a copy of it ASAP.

ARO666666
ARO666666

I hope youll be able to take down people like in the trailer.

leahcim36
leahcim36

Yo Adrienne, where's my Guns, I got blowing up to do!

osdlho
osdlho

I think they just showed us all 13 cutscenes in the game lol. I doubt we get to do 1/10 of what we think we do. They showed a clip of a guy shooting on the snowmobile in first person so I'm sure we get to do that but everything else looks like cutscenes. I have a feeling this game is going to disappoint a lot of people but then again everyone wants to play the multiplayer. Trailer did look nice though.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

The only part that I'm looking forward to play in this one is the russian part. The airport looks sick! Rio looks blah.

Chaosctf2k
Chaosctf2k

I'd buy this game from a gypsie caravan. GameStop makes me feel dumb for buying video games. Its like I was a kid anymore. Stupid brick and motor store. This game looks sweet lol