Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now available
The latest shooter in the popular franchise from Activision is in stores today
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Nov 8, 2011 - 10:01am EST (Nov 8, 2011 10:01)
Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now available at retail worldwide. Also launching today alongside MW3, is the new social gaming network Call of Duty Elite, conceived expressly to help Call of Duty's 30 million devoted fans Play Together Better.
At midnight gamers attended launch parties at over 13,000 retailers from Sydney to London to New York City. "This watershed launch extends the legacy of the franchise like no other previous release," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. "Combining the narrative punch and gameplay innovations of the next chapter in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series with the unique services of Call of Duty Elite will bring Call of Duty gamers together in a cohesive, fan-focused environment like no other."
Co-developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, Modern Warfare 3 single-player campaign that picks up immediately following the events of Modern Warfare 2 and escalates into World War 3, as well as upgrades to the Special Ops like the new Survival Mode.
Call of Duty Elite, from developer Beachhead Studio, is a social gaming network and offers a free service for all registered Call of Duty players. Call of Duty Elite provides "always-on," universal communication between the platform and the game. Players can access Call of Duty Elite via mobile, web, or console. Call of Duty Elite's premium tier adds the Modern Warfare 3 DLC delivered monthly throughout the 9 month DLC season, a constantly updated Program Guide of daily competitions for virtual and real-world prizes, exclusive clan leveling and competitions, and more. Annual membership is available for Elite is $49.99.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB and is available now for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.