One of the most anticipated games of 2009 is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It is expected to be one of the best PC games of 2009, probably the best. Modern Warfare 2 is the next first-person shooter game in the highly successful Call of Duty series. The game is being developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is due out on November 10th, 2009, and will be available on the PC, Xbox 360, and for the PlayStation 3. A similar version for the Nintendo DS called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized will be released.
CoD: MW2 is set several years after the conclusion of Call of Duty 4. Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson is the character that the player will take control of during the single-player campaign mode. Sergeant John "Soap" MacTavish returns as a familiar non-player character in the game. An early mission called "Cliffhanger" was demonstrated this year during E3 2009. It followed Sergeant Sanderson as he and Captain MacTavish infiltrated a Russian base.
The game will feature a single player mode, cooperative mode (up to two players) entitled Special Ops, and multiplayer mode. It will be available for multiplayer on local area networks, online, through the PlayStation Network, and through Xbox Live. The online player mode is rumored to retain the same experience points and unlockable reward system as Call of Duty 4, but does introduce some other new features. Activision has also announced that there will be downloadable map packs for Modern Warfare 2 via Xbox Live, and possibly through other platforms as well.
It is rumored that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released with two limited editions, one called the Hardened Edition and the other called the Prestige Edition. The Hardened Edition will contain the game, manual packaged in a steel book case, an art book, and a token to download the original Call of Duty. The Prestige Edition contains everything the Hardened Edition contains, as well as a pair of night vision goggles with the Modern Warfare 2 logo on it. This makes the Prestige Edition a true collector's item, but also has ballooned the cost of the edition to make it one of the costliest special edition games ever.
Time will tell whether or not the game will be one of the best PC games ever. It certainly stands that this year it is one of the most anticipated PC games ever. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is due for worldwide release on November 10th, 2009 and is currently available for pre-order.