Coming as a shock to absolutely no one, Activision's next Call of Duty title has been revealed as Modern Warfare 3. Kotaku reports that unnamed sources leaked details on the upcoming shooter, which is being made by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven.
The single-player campaign will take place a few months after Modern Warfare 2. Characteristic to the series, it will let you take on various roles, like a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner, alongside a cast of returning characters. It's said to span locales like Manhattan, Paris, London, and Dubai.
This story seems to be a transition point, wrapping up some dangling plot threads and character arcs from previous games while introducing new characters. "Frost" and "Sandman" are Delta Force operatives who may go on to other Modern Warfare titles. If you're in the mood for spoilers, Kotaku has also published a detailed plot as they understand it.
Detail on the multiplayer modes is scant, other than the new addition of two Spec Ops modes called "Survival" and "Mission."
We've contacted Activision and will update as more details become available.