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Modern Warfare 2 Trailer Released, Looking Good

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

Still modern. Still warfare.

Okay, so it’s not called Call of Duty anymore. Now it’s just Modern Warfare, and the first real trailer for the sequel is here.

Originally announced at the Game Developers Conference in late March, Modern Warfare 2 is the direct follow-up to the immensely popular Call of Duty 4. When we first learned about it, the first materials contained nearly no visual footage, instead only relying on audio.

Now we have a full two-minute trailer showing off real-time footage. As expected, the game is still very much about warfare – and it’s still set in modern times. When Call of Duty 4 came out, it was one of the best looking games at the time. Modern Warfare 2 appears to be built from the same base technology as it’s predecessor, though we’re sure that there’s been several upgrades all around.

Modern Warfare 2 Worldwide Reveal Trailer

Modern Warfare 2 will be in stores on November 10, 2009. Infinity Ward hasn’t yet said which for which platforms it’ll be hitting, but Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC are safe bets.

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    Emusnacks , May 27, 2009 4:15 AM
    What I like about Modern Warfare is that one does not need a top end video card to play at 100+ FPS. My old 8600 GTS played CoD4 flawlessly, and I am hoping Modern Warfare 2 keeps up this tradition.

    Good gameplay and good graphics, all while allowing even average graphics card to play this game at decent settings means a lot more money for the manufacturer.

    Win-win situation for both the consumers and Infinity Ward.
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    Raidur , May 27, 2009 12:30 AM
    Looks very nice. I actually really enjoyed the single player on CoD 4 and this looks very promising.
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    The_Blood_Raven , May 27, 2009 12:52 AM
    The feel of the weapons in Call of Duty 4 are extremely tight, but the AI was average at best. Even on the hardest difficulty settings they would still get out of cover mid-reload and fail to throw grenades back, not to mention long range shots with shotguns. Also the only real strategy the AI had was getting to cover as fast as possible or run into the line of fire with rocket launchers, not very intelligent.

    That said, the single player really had some of the best moments in my entire gaming career and I play it to this day.

    I'm really excited about Modern Warfare 2, can't wait.
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    LATTEH , May 27, 2009 1:27 AM
    will buy on release day!
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    SneakySnake , May 27, 2009 1:28 AM
    This will most likely get game of the year.
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    haze4peace , May 27, 2009 1:46 AM
    Not a huge fan of fps, except for the graphics porn. Mmmmmmm.
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    hayab250 , May 27, 2009 2:55 AM
    OMG I CAN NOT WAIT!!!
    The game looks amazing!
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    curnel_D , May 27, 2009 3:04 AM
    I'm not real excited for this game and the biggest reason is because it will be designed for the X-box once again. This means that despite there being a PC game, the graphics wont improve much.

    We may get better animations or an improved art direction, but we're still at a standstill with X-Box graphics technology.

    We really need another PC exclusive FPS.
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    NuclearShadow , May 27, 2009 3:15 AM
    It looks great. I hope they made a coop campaign mode with it.
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    Gin Fushicho , May 27, 2009 3:42 AM
    Curnel_DI'm not real excited for this game and the biggest reason is because it will be designed for the X-box once again. This means that despite there being a PC game, the graphics wont improve much.We may get better animations or an improved art direction, but we're still at a standstill with X-Box graphics technology. We really need another PC exclusive FPS.


    You want graphics? Play Crysis. =D
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    Emusnacks , May 27, 2009 4:15 AM
    What I like about Modern Warfare is that one does not need a top end video card to play at 100+ FPS. My old 8600 GTS played CoD4 flawlessly, and I am hoping Modern Warfare 2 keeps up this tradition.

    Good gameplay and good graphics, all while allowing even average graphics card to play this game at decent settings means a lot more money for the manufacturer.

    Win-win situation for both the consumers and Infinity Ward.
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    jaragon13 , May 27, 2009 4:28 AM
    What they need to do with some of the extra money is building great mod tools + better graphics engine for PC's, I want to see some awesome stuff come out of this.
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    davidgbailey , May 27, 2009 4:46 AM
    COD4 was the best FPS game ever behind Q3 Arena (oldskool). However, they failed to add split screen multi that was capable of going online or even system linking. We had 2 copies of the game, 2 televisions, 2 360s...and wound up playing 2v2 on one system on one screen like 007 on the N64. Huge mistake IMO since we were forced to play Halo 3 most of the time at lan parties. I tried to contact them a few times about it, but I'm just a customer so I never got a response. You can find some threads out there about the lack of support for this feature. It just seems like such a waste to have an amazing game lack a feature like split-screen system link. (Trust me it doesn't have it, we tried everything.) Hopefully they add support for it in the new release. Obviously, this is not an issue for PCs.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/CoD4SS/petition.html

    Go sign the petition.
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    knightmike , May 27, 2009 5:18 AM
    I didn't know hellfire missiles had cameras.
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    doomtomb , May 27, 2009 5:20 AM
    old news
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    JeanLuc , May 27, 2009 9:50 AM
    Curnel_DI'm not real excited for this game and the biggest reason is because it will be designed for the X-box once again. This means that despite there being a PC game, the graphics wont improve much.We may get better animations or an improved art direction, but we're still at a standstill with X-Box graphics technology. We really need another PC exclusive FPS.


    It's designed for multi platform not just the X-Box and as such the graphics engine will be scalable. CoD 4 on the PC was better looking then the 360 version so there's no reason to think that the follow up won't follow suit and the difference in quality with the new game will be even more exaggerated (why wouldn't it?).
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    Tindytim , May 27, 2009 11:21 AM
    Whoopy, yet another FPS with a few improvements.
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    mtyermom , May 27, 2009 3:11 PM
    Had a ton of fun with COD4, I hope MW2 has as good or better of a production value as the first.
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    1raflo , May 27, 2009 3:24 PM
    Want.COD5. Now!!!
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    descendency , May 27, 2009 5:17 PM
    MW made a mockery of other COD games and now MW2 looks like it has pushed the visuals past that. . . That could easily be the best looking game on the 360...
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    JumpKickJoe , May 27, 2009 6:27 PM
    I'm getting wet......

    11.10.09 I'll be calling in air strikes and the trusty helicopter to take down you ppl!!!!!!

    Achievements here I come!!!!!!!!!
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