Call of Duty 2 Officially Announced


Activision sends along this press release, officially announcing Call of Duty 2 which is in development at Infinity Ward. The WW2 action game sequel will again feature multiple campaigns, and is powered by a proprietary game engine.

Call of Duty 2 lets players experience four individual soldier stories as they overcome insurmountable odds in multiple campaigns. Players have the freedom to follow each of the four storylines through for the ultimate character-driven experience, or they can engage in the historic battles chronologically for quick hitting action. Infinity Ward, creator of the blockbuster, original Call of Duty, has also expanded the scope of combat to deliver a truly realistic battlefield experience. Squads now have the freedom to take on a variety of mission objectives, on expansive battlefields that allow for multiple paths and the ability to utilize actual combat tactics like outflanking and fire and maneuver capabilities. Call of Duty 2's new engine and A.I. technology set the stage for authentic squad combat and astonishing action. Concealment can be key as battlefield smoke or even deployed smoke grenades cloud visibility. Weather effects such as the dusty sandstorms of North Africa and whiteout blizzard conditions of Russia, for example, will keep soldiers glued to their bunkers. The team has also employed a state-of-the-art Battle Chatter System that brings the action to life as squad-mates bark out context-sensitive updates in real-time to players through an advanced A.I. system.
Look for Call of Duty 2 to be released this fall.

From The Chatty
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    April 7, 2005 10:28 AM

    HAWT!! CoD:UO MP 4 EVAH!!!

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      April 7, 2005 10:45 AM

      Sadly underplayed in these parts. Expansions are a tough sell, I guess.

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      April 7, 2005 11:10 AM

      Dudes, if you haven't trieds COD:UO MP you are on crack. Go grab it and fire it up. Much better than the stock game (which in itself was spectacular)

      AFA CoD2 - Can't wait. I hope mapping is doable.

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        April 7, 2005 11:24 AM

        im thinking of picking this up. I loved CoD's is this different?

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          April 7, 2005 11:48 AM

          The biggest difference is the addition of vehicles and new gametypes. The domination gametype is awesome fun. For the most part I think the maps in the expansion better than the ones in the original game. Well worth picking up especially if you enjoyed the original.

          There's some good multiplayer footage in this video that should give you an idea of what it's like:

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          April 7, 2005 1:17 PM

          More than just Domination. Sprinting which makes a big difference in MP. Cookable grenades. Base Assault which features much larger maps for the vehicles and is a really fun gametype. Lots of good user maps for UO out there as well.

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            April 7, 2005 2:22 PM

            Sprinting and grenade cooking were in the first one, weren't they?

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              April 7, 2005 3:35 PM

              No, both were added for UO.

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