In a surprise move, Activision has today announced Call of Duty 7, the follow up to previous video games Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 5: World at War and Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2. As the seventh instalment in the series, the game will offer the exact same gameplay as featured in previous editions. However, this edition will come complete with the revolutionary new feature to render over 17,000,000 shades of brown, over 3000 of them not yet discovered by scientists.
Previous games in the series where not very popular, although those who did like it say taht it was for one reason alone: Shooting stuff. The gameplay has not changed at all in six previous realises, so we do not see that happening this time around. In past titles, you would find yourself playing as an American solider during World War II or a Scottish SAS unit in the modern day, with the aim of the game being to commit mass-murder while the game tries to baffle you with extra characters and bathroom product-related codenames.
The game is likely to be developed by Treyarch, who handle the odd-numbered games when they’re not making cheap buck off various poor movie tie-in titles, while Infinity Ward’s staff take a year off.
On the previous title, we said “Overrated”, “Will sell millions” and “In an ideal world, the two Modern Warfare titles would share their current sales figures.” However, while we still recommend you leave the game on the shelf and buy something more original like The World Ends with You, we’re almost optimistic that we’ll finally see the Call of Duty series try something new. On the other hand, they may just stick an animation of Margret Thatcher walking up the stairs with a cake under her arm and it would still sell as many units. Our money’s on Thatcher.
Oh, yeah, and new Guitar Hero, Spider-Man and Tony Hawks games are coming out this year too. Why they haven't killed Hawks yet, we don't know.