Nintendo made a bold claim a few days ago, saying that Treyarch and Infinity Ward have an opportunity to enhance the Call of Duty experience by utilizing the Wii U’s GamePad controller.
Scott Moffitt, a marketing executive at Nintendo of America, had this to say about core gamers and the Call of Duty franchise:
Core gamers are very much part of our audience and the group of consumers we hope will find the way you can re-imagine games on the Wii U. The Wii U could become the preferred way to play those games for some of the core gamers.
You can imagine how a game like Call of Duty would work on the Wii U – the GamePad will allow you to declutter the TV and pull gaming items like maps down and not interrupt your interaction and enjoy the cinematic quality of the game on the TV. That’s one application that could be exciting and could enhance gameplay for a core gamer.
Taking the map (the mini-map I assume) off the screen and putting it on to the GamePad seems counter-productive. No core gamer wants to take their eyes off the T.V. screen in such a fast-paced game. It’s an obvious overlook by a company that hasn’t done any research into competitive first-person shooters. But they’re trying to sell to core gamers, so I get it.
Can Call of Duty work on the Wii U?
I’d like to think so. I’m a fan of the Wii U and Nintendo’s efforts to target core gamers, so maybe I’m a bit biased with my answer. The GamePad could become the scope of a weapon, or maybe new Perk in the game. We’ll see.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is changing things up. It’s always nice to see a company doing its research to give their fans the best possible game; however, there are a few other things I would like to see in MW3 that Call of Duty: Black Ops ignored.
First, let’s go over what Infinity Ward taken from Black Ops and incorporated into MW3:
- Survival Mode. In Black Ops, Zombies is a huge hit. Survival at it’s best. To continue on that success there will be mode to kill waves of enemies in Spec Ops.
- Kill Streaks Reworked. Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward, has recently announced that the team has ”changed the entire way the kill streak system works”. In Modern Warfare 2 kills you get from kill streak rewards count towards your next reward which is awesome when you get on a roll, but sucks when it is someone else on the other team that gets going.
- Second Chance is gone. I have a problem with this (which I get to below) but if you complain loud enough, you will give what you want.
- More post-release support. Thought Black Ops had a lot of updates? Well MW3 is going to watch how we play and make changes to guns and perks just like Black Ops.
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My buddies and I are big Call of Duty fans. Since the leak of possible Modern Warfare 3 pictures, I’ve been excited to hear more about this game — what will the single player be about? how is the multiplayer? are we just going to get new guns and maps just like every other Call of Duty? Or are we going to see something new?
None these questions have been answered (that I know of) but at least we get to see something about this game today. The official Call of Duty YouTube account has posted the first Modern Warfare 3 trailer. Thanks to Rebel Gaming for showing me this.
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I woke up in the late afternoon today after a busy day fixing websites and night school. I squinted my eyes to shield out the blinding sun shining in through my window and looked over to my laptop and hit a button to wake it up from “Sleep” mode.
Low and behold, my Twitter stream was going crazy over possible Modern Warfare 3 pictures and a list of maps. A possible release date of Tuesday, November 8, 2011 caught my eye.
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