Call of Duty: Strike Team hits iOS

$7 first- and third-person entry in the shooter series released for iOS devices; set in year 2020; no word on release for Android or Windows devices.

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Activision Publishing today released an all-new Call of Duty game for mobile and tablet devices titled Call of Duty: Strike Team. Available on iOS for $7, Strike Team is a first- and third-person game "built from the ground up" for handheld devices.

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According to the game's description, Call of Duty: Strike Team allows players to "fully" customize their squad's loadouts and abilities before entering into combat in "diverse gameplay environments."

Call of Duty: Strike Team will also allow players to switch between the traditional first-person perspective and a top-down third-person option that allows players to tactically coordinate actions for their squads.

Regarding the game's story, Call of Duty: Strike Team is set in the year 2020. "Tensions run high amongst the world's superpowers," reads a line from the game's description. After a surprise attack, the United States becomes embroiled in a war with an "unknown enemy."

Players must lead a Joint Special Operations team in a "global effort" to track down those responsible for the attack.

Call of Duty: Strike Team features a Campaign mode, which takes players around the world, as well as Survival mode, where players can fight off waves of increasingly difficult enemies. Users can compete against friends and track their achievements through leaderboards.

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Call of Duty: Strike Team is compatible with and optimized for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPod Touch (5th generation). iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (4th generation) are not supported.

The game also requires iOS 6.0 or newer. No mention was made of a release for Android or Windows devices.

The most recent Call of Duty mobile game was 2011's Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies. The next entry in the mainline series is Call of Duty: Ghosts, which launches for current- and next-generation consoles in November.

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