During a recent investor’s call, Activision confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 will be released for Wii. Even though the previous game, Call of Duty: Black Ops, was released for Wii, Modern Warfare fans were still in suspense about the status of the newest installment. Rumors indicated that the game would indeed be released on Wii, but until recently the only platforms which Activision had confirmed were Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Modern Warfare 3 will be the third of the Modern Warfare games but the eighth in the Call of Duty series. The game is being developed by Infinity Ward and will share the first-person shooter format of the previous games in the Modern Warfare series. As with previous titles, the game will run in multiplayer mode. The sport may manage during 60 frames every second and will feature an exciting new survival mode. The survival mode will feature waves of attackers similar to the Nazi Zombies mode featured in Call of Duty: World at War. This version is enhanced though, since instead of spawning in fixed, arbitrary locations, the enemies will re-populate in positions which are based on the movements of the players.
One major change in Modern Warfare 3 will be the structure of the killstreak reward system. The system will rely less on perks and encourage players to develop their skills in order to dominate other gamers. In particular, the Commando Perk which has been a nuisance to so many players will be dropped. This should level the playing field somewhat and make the system fairer. Modern Warfare 3 will also see the return of quick scoping, which wasn’t present in Black Ops.
The game’s plot will resume right where Modern Warfare 2 left off, and feature familiar protagonists like Captain John “Soap” MacTavish, Captain John Price, and Nikolai. Vladimir Makarov will continue his role as arch nemesis. New playable characters to be introduced include Derek “Frost” Westbrook, Sandman (both Delta Force operatives), Marcus Burns (Special Air Service sergeant), and Yuri, a Russian federal security agent. As the plot unfolds, the Russian Federation will proceed with its attack on America and push into European countries including France, England, and Germany. Battlefields will also include Somalia, Sierra Leone, Moscow, and Dubai.
The scheduled release date for Modern Warfare 3 for Wii and other systems is November 8, 2011. Trailers are available on YouTube now!