Modern Warfare 2 Finally Gets A Useful Trailer

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Modern Warfare 2 Finally Gets A Useful Trailer

After tantalizing teasers filled with green static and the familiar sounds of gunfire, Activision has finally unveiled a good look at the upcoming Modern Warfare 2.

Debuted during Memorial Day weekend, the 2-minute clip takes a short jaunt back into the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare before diving headfirst into footage from its sequel.

Instantly noticeable is the presence of terrified hordes of screaming civilians. Given that the MW series is known for its attention to detail in portraying modern combat, and how one of the biggest obstacles demonstrated by recent guerrilla-style urban fighting has been in not killing civilians with collateral damage, it's almost shocking that we haven't already seen random bystanders in the series so far.

Above and beyond that, the clip is the sort of military porn that fans of CoD4:MW were hoping for in a sequel. Here's hoping it can live up to the promise of this trailer when it hits home consoles this November.

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Looks great. Loved the first one, so this will probably be a definite purchase.

And was that by any chance the AC-130 in the video? Can we fly in that again, please?

Looks good will get it.

Can't wait. If we could just get rid of Activision we could have games like this every year or so instead of every two.

Im gonna have to change my underwear... I think i made a mess

Looks ok not much more. For me sp makes up 60% of a game and mp makes up the other 40%. Thats why CoD4 was an ok game that was over rated. Mp s_ _ked so hard with very little point besides run and gun.

A snowmobile chase?
Really?
Ugh, I was counting on them not pulling the vehicle chase gun shooty card...
Oh well, I still have complete faith in Infinity Ward...
For now...

Ho...ly...SHIT...

A bit of wee just came out.

Zomigod!

It looks very slick, but I'm terribly worried about the vehicle section. That seems to be Infinity's weak point as far as I'm concerned.

Well, the MW series is just getting it's second installment (i.e. there is only one yet), so I don't think it's strange we didn't see any loads of civilians before.

Looks okay, nothing more, Infinity have still to convince me that this is not just another shooter.

looks sexy, very sexy. But since its not a film, Ill wait to see if it plays sexy before getting too excited.

Wanna bet that they use the Rio slums, the plane yunkyard and the castle for mp maps? ;)
I really liked the "military scenes" with the camouflage guys but Im not too sure how all these shielded policemen and the guy with the mohawk fit into that game-these scenes look more like Army of Two, Mercenaries2 etc. than Modern Warfare to me.

Chapper:
Looks great. Loved the first one, so this will probably be a definite purchase.

And was that by any chance the AC-130 in the video? Can we fly in that again, please?

let's pray that we can...................................

WOW. They amped up the graphics just where it counts too. I eagerly await this.

I saw a couple of newer model AK's and it looks like we may get to play as the Spetsnaz (Russian Special forces). The trailer quite surprised me, atleast the singleplayer looks good. I just hope that they add something more than run and gun to the multiplayer.

What the hell are you all talking about? That trailer isn't useful at all, there's bugger all of the game just the opening credits. The graphics seem to have had a downgrade and the characters have all become generic.

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Here's hoping that the Rio Favela is non-linear, with multiple paths through its map.

Earnest Cavalli:
Instantly noticeable is the presence ofterrified hordes of screaming civilians. Given that the MW series is known for its attention to detail in portraying modern combat, and how one of the biggest obstacles demonstrated by recent guerrilla-style urban fighting has been in not killing civilians with collateral damage, it's almost shocking that we haven't already seen random bystanders in the series so far.

And yet, Six Days gets shit on for the very reasons MW2 is going to be a good game...

*sigh*

Really nice trailer though.

all call of duty games such toes

persona J:
all call of duty games such toes

huh?

On topic, looks good. Though the whole "snowmobile chase" had me cringing too. And the soldier with a Mohawke, PLEASE tell me he's not the main character.

Hopefully, it'll be great, I have complete faith in Infinity Ward.

Everything look good except the snowmobile mission. Hopefully that's either just part of a bigger mission, or it's over quickly. Or maybe they can somehow pull it off perfectly, it wouldn't surprise them.

I'm gonna be the first to say it.

It looks like ass from that trailer. Seriously, the only difference I could tell from the last game if we're gonna judge it by the trailer, was a scooter chase. One that I would most likely hate due to having a time limit as that kind of crap always does.

Hopefully they'll release a good trailer with some useful info soon, because this looked awful.

Oh and am I the only one finding it hilarious that the whole snow thing was announced shortly after Bad Company 2 was announced to be set in snowy parts of the world?

Wow a few days late on the news there.
Graphics look a bit odd compared to 4. Though I like the fact that it resembles an action movie from yesteryear.

[quote="Psychosocial" post="7.115589.2140190"]I'm gonna be the first to say it.

It looks like ass from that trailer.

That's what I essentially said

HuCast:
Wanna bet that they use the Rio slums, the plane yunkyard and the castle for mp maps? ;)
I really liked the "military scenes" with the camouflage guys but Im not too sure how all these shielded policemen and the guy with the mohawk fit into that game-these scenes look more like Army of Two, Mercenaries2 etc. than Modern Warfare to me.

See I heard somewhere that Soap, the main player character will not be playable, but will be a main character, like Gaz, Price, and Griggs. I'm assuming the mohawk dude is Soap. Just a theory though.

Next up, useful trailer for Assassins Creed 2

Uncompetative:
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Here's hoping that the Rio Favela is non-linear, with multiple paths through its map.

That most likely won't happen considering there has never been a nonlinear level in any CoD game. Would be cool though.

This will suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. An the reason while it will suck is 'cause your playing the Goddamn Marine Corpse, of whom I've gotten fucking sick. Dammit there's a level in fucking Afganistan why coulden't it be a level where you atleast play Russian Spetnaz or something, I'd love to play that level.

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Can't wait. If we could just get rid of Activision we could have games like this every year or so instead of every two.

Don't you mean Treyarch? They're the ones responsible for Call of Duty 5 Call of Duty 3 with better graphics and a zombie mini game.

VoltySquirrel:

HuCast:
Wanna bet that they use the Rio slums, the plane yunkyard and the castle for mp maps? ;)
I really liked the "military scenes" with the camouflage guys but Im not too sure how all these shielded policemen and the guy with the mohawk fit into that game-these scenes look more like Army of Two, Mercenaries2 etc. than Modern Warfare to me.

See I heard somewhere that Soap, the main player character will not be playable, but will be a main character, like Gaz, Price, and Griggs. I'm assuming the mohawk dude is Soap. Just a theory though.

You don't play as soap, this time around he's your commanding officer, so maybe he'll have a voice this time, and no he isn't the guy with the mohawk, and for most of the people worried about the snowmobile section from the article I read it's a small part of the escape scene from the first mission.

It's strange it's been weeks and yet no ones mentioned the Modern Warfare 2 article from game informer yet, not in the news room or the game discussion forum.

darkstone:

VoltySquirrel:

HuCast:
Wanna bet that they use the Rio slums, the plane yunkyard and the castle for mp maps? ;)
I really liked the "military scenes" with the camouflage guys but Im not too sure how all these shielded policemen and the guy with the mohawk fit into that game-these scenes look more like Army of Two, Mercenaries2 etc. than Modern Warfare to me.

See I heard somewhere that Soap, the main player character will not be playable, but will be a main character, like Gaz, Price, and Griggs. I'm assuming the mohawk dude is Soap. Just a theory though.

You don't play as soap, this time around he's your commanding officer, so maybe he'll have a voice this time, and no he isn't the guy with the mohawk, and for most of the people worried about the snowmobile section from the article I read it's a small part of the escape scene from the first mission.

It's strange it's been weeks and yet no ones mentioned the Modern Warfare 2 article from game informer yet, not in the news room or the game discussion forum.

Well I never said you play as him. In fact, I said he wasn't a player character. I didn't get to read that article though. My subscription ran out ages ago.

Well, I guess I differ from a lot of these folks in that I really enjoyed CoD4 (in all its aspects) and I thought the trailer looked pretty much like every other game trailer, with 1 second clips of in-game footage mixed with cutscene footage, but hey, it was footage of what I wanted to see. Explosions, helicopters, and army men.

Looking awesome!!!!!!

The trailer looked very cutscene heavy, but considering how infinity ward likes to do interactive cutscenes this may be a good thing.

VoltySquirrel:

That most likely won't happen considering there has never been a nonlinear level in any CoD game. Would be cool though.

This game has been touted as having non-linear levels. Basically you go from point A to point B possibly destroying a miscellaneous baracks/weapons factory/armory/doom fortress along the way, killing whoever you feel like while you do it.

That said, at this stage it just looks like you really only have two options:
1. Try and be stealthy, which won't really work due to the huge number of enemies that are a staple of the CoD series.
2. Shoot the place up.

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