Actor for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Villain Is Also a Notorious Bastard

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington has been cast as the villain for Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Speaking to Game Informer, Infinite Warfare's narrative director, Taylor Kurosaki, said the game's story is "an epic showdown of opposing forces" and Harrington has "immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front."

He continued: "We can’t wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character."

The official Call of Duty Twitter account has published a video of Harrington partaking in motion capture for the role.

Publisher Activision has also confirmed that Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. director Guy Ritchie is working on Infinite Warfare to bring Harrington's character to life.

"Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington's character to life in Infinite Warfare," said Infinity Ward's studio head, Dave Stohl.

"It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We're excited about the performance Kit delivered and can't wait to get it out to the public. We're committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast."

Ritchie previously worked with Activision on a live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Activision will not have a booth at E3 2016, and is instead partnering with with PlayStation to show off Infinite Warfare. Infinity Ward has promised to showcase an "in-depth" look at the shooter's campaign at the event.

Infinite Warfare launches on November 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. All DLC will come to PS4 first, thanks to the above-mentioned Sony-Activision deal.

Activision is also releasing a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare this year, but the only way to get it is to buy one of the premium versions of Infinite Warfare. A multiplayer reveal for Modern Warfare Remastered is scheduled for September.

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