Retailers Accidentally Leak Call of Duty: Ghosts

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Retailers Accidentally Leak Call of Duty: Ghosts

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A hastily removed Tesco advertisement may have revealed Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare prequel.

Annual Call of Duty releases have become something of a gaming tradition, and the first sign they're coming is usually an accidental leak. This year is no exception: UK retailer Tesco recently posted an advertisement for Call of Duty: Ghosts, only to quickly snatch it down once the news spread like wildfire. If the box art can be believed, Ghosts is the latest entry by series creator Infinity Ward, and features the return of Modern Warfare 2's Ghost as a protagonist. Almost immediately afterwards, a second ad from Target was discovered giving Ghosts a launch date of November 5, 2013.

Since this advertisement has "unofficial leak" written all over it, anything that can be said about the game is speculation. The game will presumably be a Modern Warfare prequel, considering that the last time we saw Ghost, he was dead and on fire. If that's the case, then the Ghosts of the title could include any of Modern Warfare's deceased protagonists. Alternatively, Infinity Ward could adopt the Black Ops 2 formula of telling a story across multiple time periods. Then again, I could say Ghosts is about Captain Price's battle against time-traveling ghost Nazis, and my speculation would remain precisely that. What can be safely said, considering that Tesco had an advertisement at all, is that Activision has an official announcement to reveal in the immediate future.

Still, maybe we should be skeptical. After all, this would be the first Call of Duty box art in half a decade depicting a soldier completely turned away from the camera. Clearly, this must be fake.

Source: IGN

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I have to chuckle whenever anyone calls the information that a new Call of Duty will be released in November a 'leak'.

Still, maybe we should be skeptical. After all, this would be the first Call of Duty box art in half a decade depicting a soldier completely turned away from the camera. Clearly, this must be fake.

Well played.

I haven't enjoyed a call of duty since World at War but one involving Price fighting time-travelling ghost Nazis would be a day one buy for me. To bad it will likely just be another run forward and shot terrorists deal.

I actually just reinstalled Call of duty 4. Haven't played a multiplayer shooter in ages :P

A stealth centric COD game? Is that even possible?

lRookiel:
I actually just reinstalled Call of duty 4. Haven't played a multiplayer shooter in ages :P

Dude... there are better options. Warframe. Ghost Recon Online. Homefront. Mass Effect 3. Warhammer 40k: Space Marine. Natural Selection 2. FEAR 3. CoD 4 has not aged that great on PC by comparison, and the first two things I listed are free.

On the one hand, I'm don't want to shell another buck for essentially the 12th clone of the exact same game I've played already, except with some minor touch ups. Unless they push the same innovation that Treyarch attempted to go for in Black Ops 2, I'm probably not going to bother with this.

On the other hand: GHOOOOOO-O-O-HOOOOST!!

*angelic choir and grenade explosions*

So this is kinda confirmation of the rumour reported here:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106669-Rumor-Infinity-Ward-Working-On-Modern-Warfare-Prequel
a few years ago? I wondered what'd happened to that...

Let's hope the use of the title 'Ghosts' is an indication of a more stealth focused gameplay mechanic. I always enjoyed the stealth based missions of CoD 4 & 6 over the all-guns-blazing set piece missions anyway.

Maybe the cover art is gonna start a new trend of having a soldier look away from the camera this time.

You never know.

Still, this wouldn't surprise me if this an actual thing.

The sun shines.

Grass grows.

McDonald's sells factory made mish-mashes of protein, salt, and corn starch thinly disguised as burgers.

Activision releases a yearly Call of Duty title.

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Fanghawk:
I could say Ghosts is about Captain Price's battle against time-traveling ghost Nazis, and my speculation would remain precisely that.

But totally freaking AWESOME.

Shamanic Rhythm:
I have to chuckle whenever anyone calls the information that a new Call of Duty will be released in November a 'leak'.

I don't think that's the part that's considered the 'leak,' though.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Maybe the cover art is gonna start a new trend of having a soldier look away from the camera this time.

Activision strictly limits the number of new ideas introduced in the COD series, so as not to scare the customers, so I wouldn't doubt it.

Please be timetraveling ghost Nazis..

Machine Man 1992:
Please be timetraveling ghost Nazis..

With Jetpacks!
And Black Jack!
And hookers!
In fact forget the Blackjack and the Call of Duty.

Zachary Amaranth:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Maybe the cover art is gonna start a new trend of having a soldier look away from the camera this time.

Activision strictly limits the number of new ideas introduced in the COD series, so as not to scare the customers, so I wouldn't doubt it.

That's true.

Too much change might frighten them. I mean, look what happened when COD took place during the Cold War, people were confused because there was so much change!

Gotta ease them in I suppose.

Or maybe, just maybe, they actually decided to give stealth a try.
After all that stuff about no more good sniping areas in multiplayer...
It's not like they have much competition for the stealth area and all now with the one of the big two turning into a hack and slash while the other is wanting to be a run and gun James Bond thing.

Fiz_The_Toaster:

Zachary Amaranth:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Maybe the cover art is gonna start a new trend of having a soldier look away from the camera this time.

Activision strictly limits the number of new ideas introduced in the COD series, so as not to scare the customers, so I wouldn't doubt it.

That's true.

Too much change might frighten them. I mean, look what happened when COD took place during the Cold War, people were confused because there was so much change!

Gotta ease them in I suppose.

Yeah, that's why it got a sequel alternating between cold war and future tenses introducing story choices and future tech.
Oh wait.
Don't even like CoD that much, just sayin'

OT: "Accidentally"
Hate to be that guy but I don't see a situation where Activision gets a bunch of free advertising and hype an "accident" for them.

Huh, should be a reasonably fun romp anyway.

I now await the Battlefield cover art doing the same thing now only with that stupid orange stripe as well

hazabaza1:

Fiz_The_Toaster:

Zachary Amaranth:

Activision strictly limits the number of new ideas introduced in the COD series, so as not to scare the customers, so I wouldn't doubt it.

That's true.

Too much change might frighten them. I mean, look what happened when COD took place during the Cold War, people were confused because there was so much change!

Gotta ease them in I suppose.

Yeah, that's why it got a sequel alternating between cold war and future tenses introducing story choices and future tech.
Oh wait.
Don't even like CoD that much, just sayin'

OT: "Accidentally"
Hate to be that guy but I don't see a situation where Activision gets a bunch of free advertising and hype an "accident" for them.

Why do you have to kill my joke?

That's so mean, what did it ever do to you? D:

I don't like COD either, but I did buy and enjoy that one.

Fiz_The_Toaster:

hazabaza1:

Fiz_The_Toaster:

That's true.

Too much change might frighten them. I mean, look what happened when COD took place during the Cold War, people were confused because there was so much change!

Gotta ease them in I suppose.

Yeah, that's why it got a sequel alternating between cold war and future tenses introducing story choices and future tech.
Oh wait.
Don't even like CoD that much, just sayin'

OT: "Accidentally"
Hate to be that guy but I don't see a situation where Activision gets a bunch of free advertising and hype an "accident" for them.

Why do you have to kill my joke?

That's so mean, what did it ever do to you? D:

I don't like COD either, but I did buy and enjoy that one.

To be fair I did kill Zachary's joke too, but that's just what I do. Now... AWAY
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CAPTAIN BUZZKILL TO THE RESCUE ONCE AGAIN

A distinct lack of the 'Modern Warfare' subtitle makes me suspicious. Are Activision trying something *gasps* different?! It just doesn't compute unless this is DLC with DLC and microtransactions in it that you have to pay for a season pass AND an online pass to get on top of a subscription. If not then I just don't know what to think any more.

I guess they noticed the modern warfare story is so firmly screwed over by the weight of the plot holes they keep adding they have been forced to make a prequel.

I remember watching a youtube video where a guy was talking about info about this game. This would've been a few weeks ago and it too said the title would be Ghosts. Guess that video has some more credibility now.

Fanghawk:

Still, maybe we should be skeptical. After all, this would be the first Call of Duty box art in half a decade depicting a soldier completely turned away from the camera. Clearly, this must be fake.

On topic: Maybe we'll be lucky and it'll be a game that takes place over 200 years about different soldiers who are given the codename 'Ghost.' Think about that: a game that spans from pre-WWI to the mid-future with all kinds of weapons and situations special for the time.

Or, more likely, a general first person shooter that will be regarded, like MW3, to be a step backwards rather than a step forward. I find CoD:BO to be my favorite in terms of multiplayer and BO2 in terms of single player.

I got tired of the multiplayer long ago, still I slightly look forward to the annual tradition of borrowing my brother's copy and playing the horrifically violent campaign until I feel a vague sense of disgust well up in me. Anyway, bring on the pointless kneecappings!

If I was a betting man, I'd wager that this game is literally just a prequel about a team of dudes who are just like Ghost and fought with him, hence the plural title. Of course they'll all die in gruesome but badass ways, leaving MW2's Ghost as the only survivor.

Honestly, I'm not surprised. Back in '09 and 2010I ran into so many goddamn people that jacked off to how "awesome" fucking ghost was. He had a skull face on is balaclava. Big fucking whoop. I didn't find much else under it.

The Gentleman:

Fanghawk:

Still, maybe we should be skeptical. After all, this would be the first Call of Duty box art in half a decade depicting a soldier completely turned away from the camera. Clearly, this must be fake.

On topic: Maybe we'll be lucky and it'll be a game that takes place over 200 years about different soldiers who are given the codename 'Ghost.' Think about that: a game that spans from pre-WWI to the mid-future with all kinds of weapons and situations special for the time.

Or, more likely, a general first person shooter that will be regarded, like MW3, to be a step backwards rather than a step forward. I find CoD:BO to be my favorite in terms of multiplayer and BO2 in terms of single player.

So a stealth based version of this?

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Terminate421:

So a stealth based version of this?

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Uhhh... sure, why not? The set up for BO1 was used almost whole cloth for BF3, why not return the favor?

(I never played 2142)

Does it have g-g-g-ghosts?

The real question: Is the ghost perk gonna be nerfed or buffed this time?

Sounds to me that there might be copyright issues...Still, a stealth based COD is just laughable.

You know what they should do?

Call of Duty: Wizard Wars

I want rune enhanced assault rifles.

an annoyed writer:
Honestly, I'm not surprised. Back in '09 and 2010I ran into so many goddamn people that jacked off to how "awesome" fucking ghost was. He had a skull face on is balaclava. Big fucking whoop. I didn't find much else under it.

Well, to be fair, having a skull on your balaclava is about as close as you get to having personality in a CoD:MW game.

For all we know, this could have nothing to do with the MW series, and its just another dude with a skull on his balaclava. Maybe a squad of dudes with skulls on their balaclavas.

Mostly I rather not play as a dude I know ends up being immolated, shot and dead.

First thing I noticed right off the bat: "Holy SHIT! HE'S NOT LOOKING AT US! HE'S LOOKING SIDEWAYS! THAT'S THE MOST INNOVATIVE THING ACTIVISION HAS DONE IN 4 YEARS!"

And wow, good job on the naming. "Hey,our main character is gonna be Ghost, what do we name the game? Stealth Tactics? Intrusion? Sneaky fuck-em-up?" "Hmm.. How about GhostS?" "..Ghost?" "No no no, GhostSSSSS." "You brilliant genius.".

Honestly though, if it does have stealth, and a good amount of it, then I'll be slightly interested. The stealth missions were probably the most fun I had in a CoD game.

A stealth-focused Call of Duty?

Sounds interesting. Make the stealth free-form & open-ended about it, along with some traditional Hollywood inspired moments & we have a winner.

Uh..I played MW2. Who the fuck is Ghost?

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