Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare welcomes a cold-hearted Jon Snow
TOKYO, Japan – The narrative trailer of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was recently released and it looks compelling. The trailer features Captain Reyes, the protagonist of the game, stepping up as the leader of one of the last remaining warships of Earth.
Perhaps the most notable of all is our first look at Kit Harrington taking on his villainous role as Admiral Salen Kotch. It isn’t difficult to recognize Kit in the trailer as he’s still sporting his signature Jon Snow look in the game. During the trailer his face appears in flashes.
First he’s shouting at the camera, acting like a high and mighty and angry dictator. Next thing you know he’s ordering his men to kill someone.
That’s just cold.
About leadership and villainy
Prior to the release of the trailer, we were able to speak to Taylor Kurosaki, the narrative director for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, during a media session at Tokyo Game Show 2016 to give us more insight about game's narrative and its latest villain.
When asked about transforming Harrington into a bad guy, Kurosaki said that Harrington was incredibly happy with the script and material given to him. “He was also excited about the challenge of playing a bad guy,” Kurosaki said.
“I think that the performance we got from him is really something that’s going to be memorable for our fans,” he stated.
Harrington’s character will not only be in the cutscenes, but will also be present in the playable portion of the game. However, Kit Harrington won't be the only bad guy you will face in the game.
“He does play the head of a fleet, but this is a huge force. And so there are many faces of this enemy. It’s not a one-on-one against him. He just represents this doctrine and this movement in a really compelling way,” Kurosaki explained.
Kurosaki also elaborated on the leadership role that the player’s character will be taking on. While it’s been revealed that the game will show Captain Reyes’ transition to a leadership role, not much is known about the implications of it in terms of gameplay. Kurosaki explained that being the captain of a warship will give players the freedom to pursue a set of missions in any order that they like.
However, the missions mentioned are optional and can be ignored by the player should they choose to. It will not affect the ending of the game. Completing these missions though will give Captain Reyes an easier time when it comes to the actual mandatory missions. “Choosing to go on these side missions, choosing which order to take them, they actually give you better chance of success for other missions,” Kurosaki elaborated.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released on November 4, 2016.
Want to know more about the game? We also covered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare during E3. – Rappler.com