The next Call of Duty game will launch on November 4th, and star Kevin Spacey as the head of a private military corporation that has attacked the United States. The first trailer for the game, subtitled Advanced Warfare, appeared on the official Call of Duty YouTube page late last night. The game was originally set to be detailed this coming Sunday, but publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games posted the trailer early after it was leaked online.
The trailer shows an unnervingly accurate polygonal model of the actor pacing around a plush office, interspersed with shots of burning American cities, quad-rotor drones in flight, and soldiers wearing huge armored exoskeletons. It suggests the House of Cards star is bringing some of the maleficence of his character in that show, Frank Underwood, to his new role. In an Instagram teaser trailer, posted shortly before the full trailer was leaked, Spacey speaks to camera in extreme close-up. "Power determines who is right," he states. "I have the power, so I'm right."
According to Destructoid, Spacey will be appearing as the game's main antagonist, commanding a private military corporation that has gone rogue. Private military corporations have appeared in Call of Duty games before, but Advanced Warfare looks set to question the loyalties of such groups of private soldiers. Earlier in the day, the Call of Duty YouTube page posted a trailer for a documentary, co-created with Vice, that looks into the rise of PMCs in modern warfare.