By Mrs. Fett

Last week SledgeHammer Games gave us the first sneak peek into the next Call of Duty installment. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be the first next-gen powered title in its franchise’s history. Their captivating and intriguing trailer stars Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons – One of the most powerful men in the world and most likely the catalyst to the violence about to ensue. He alone, will pull thousands of Battlefield fans to the franchise.

CoD: Advanced Warfare takes place in a plausible future in which technological progress has been merged with today’s military practices. Private military corporations have become the dominant armed forces for a majority of nations. Jonathan Irons (Kevin Spacey), the founder and president of the world’s largest PMC – Atlas Corp, is in the center of it all.

In this newly developed strategy of warfare, soldiers are fitted with mech-style exoskeletons, eliminating the need for specialization on the combat field. Players will feel the power of enhanced player movements, including boost jumps and grappling, covert cloaking abilities, and unmatched speed, stamina, strength, and environmental awareness.

Of course, SH Games would never take on this powerful and honorable opportunity without fully harnessing the POWER of next-gen capabilities. Players are armed with all new perks, weapons, highly specialized drones, and new vehicles such as the hover bike. Ammo has also been split between two classes in which players can choose standard, or direct-energy based ammo unlocking an entirely new gameplay experience.

In reality, while this all sounds amazing, a majority of gamers already own this technology. It’s called TitanFall. The true test will fall in controller and voice command integration, on both PS4 and Xbone, map development, and multiplayer patches. In an ideal world, I would say patchLESS, but we are gamers. We are bored, stubborn, creative and observant. If there is so much as a rip in texture layering, we will find it, exploit it, and cause misery.

November 4, 2014 is the official release date for the game, with no mention on what editions come with what. I recommend GameStop to pre-order always, just based on the amount of promotions they do to make it easier to get your copy, and the exclusives, both physical and in-game.