New Call of Duty Coming Nov. 4 Features Harington as the Face of
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Kit Harington will be featured
in the upcoming Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare, scheduled
for release November 4th. The role marks a dramatic shift for
the popular actor, as he portrays the face of the enemy in the new Call
of Duty game in development by Infinity Ward.
"Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro," said Taylor
Kurosaki, narrative director, Infinity Ward. "Our story is about an epic
showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and
truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front.
We can't wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of
To lend additional support to the production, Activision and Infinity
Ward worked closely with director Guy Ritchie, who is familiar with the Call
of Duty® franchise, having helmed the acclaimed live-action
trailer "Surprise" for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.
"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," added Dave Stohl, studio head,
Infinity Ward. "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."
"Gathering this level of talent together for this role speaks to our
studio partner's drive to deliver a powerful narrative in Call of Duty,"
said Tim Ellis, chief marketing officer, Activision. "We challenge
ourselves to constantly be fresh and expansive in creating gripping,
immersive experiences that are exciting to play for our fans every year."
Last year's Call of Duty®: Black Ops III had the biggest
entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game
globally for the calendar year. For the seventh consecutive year, Call
of Duty was the #1 video game franchise in North America.
See the face of the enemy with this sneak peek from the Call of
Duty: Infinite Warfare production set - https://www.facebook.com/CallofDuty/videos/1152103818184674/.
About Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Award-winning studio Infinity Ward breaks new ground in storytelling, by
exploring the weight of leadership and the responsibilities that come
with it in an emotional, character-driven narrative. Players are thrust
into wartime leadership as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations
soldier, who takes the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth's last
remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable hardships, Reyes must lead
the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy in a war
that stretches to new terrains across the vast expanse of our solar
system beyond Earth.
Infinite Warfare introduces new weaponry, new player abilities
and stunning new settings to the Call of Duty franchise. In
addition to a riveting single player campaign, Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare will also deliver a robust multiplayer mode,
and a unique cooperative zombies experience. More details will be
released at the upcoming Call of Duty fan celebration, Call of
Duty XP, in September.
For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com,
or follow @CallofDuty
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled for release
November 4th on PlayStation® 4 system, Xbox One, the
all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC. The
title is not yet rated.
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is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment.
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