Modern Warfare 2‘s Launch Trailer is Really Badass


With the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 just around the corner, Infinity Ward has released one final trailer to promote the game’s single-player campaign and get itchy trigger fingers twitching in anticipation.

Who knew that the sweet musical strains of Marshall Mathers fit so well with scenes of carnage and destruction? I sure didn’t.

Lately, it seems that there’s been quite a storm of controversy around Infinity Ward’s massively anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but said controversy has been solely aimed at the game’s multiplayer – okay, I guess there was a bit of controversy for the single-player campaign, too. Of course, none of that has stopped the game from being one of the most eagerly-awaited titles of all time.

The above trailer showcases scenes from the single-player campaign, and I have to admit that even as someone who probably wasn’t going to pick up the game right away, it’s looking pretty awesome. I think that this trailer’s particular strength is that it shows fast and furious combat in a huge variety of settings and situations. There’s urban combat in what looks like a bombed-out developing nation, there’s suburban combat in the streets of the U.S.A. (but we knew that already), there’s fighting in snow, in the desert, bombarding what looks like a medieval fortress, and it goes on from there.

There is one bit that has me scratching my head, though: At 0:57, there’s a very brief sequence that unmistakably takes place beyond Earth’s atmosphere. I’m assuming that it’s just a cutscene of sorts, because even a guy like Soap MacTavish probably has no business being out in space. It does make me wonder about the context of the scene, and why we’d be messing around with satellites in Earth orbit instead of gunning down bad guys on the ground.

Guess we’ll find out in less than a week.

(Thanks, EquinoxETO!)

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