Is… is it Halloween already? Wow, it’s true what they say about time passing quicker as you get older. Let’s get on with it then: the latest DLC pack for Call Of Duty Ghosts seems to have been borne of horror movie marathons.
Scouring every nook and cranny in Call Of Duty: Ghosts for those annoying bloody Rorke files you need to earn the Audiophile trophy? Well, scour no more. Here’s a list of all 18 of the blighters, and where to bag them. Collectibles, eh?
There’s a gunfight in space, a world-saving American task force who wear Halloween masks and, at one point, a dog that mauls an attack chopper to death. As if I needed to tell you, Call Of Duty Ghosts octane-drenched solo campaign on PS4 is self-referential, ridiculous, and, as it happens, irresistibly enjoyable. The multiplayer is a force of nature, as ever of course, that introduces new competitive and co-op modes along with palatable bot play… but all in good time.
When you’re dealing with a multibillion dollar franchise, new releases tend to be well-telegraphed affairs.
Activision, though, surprised everyone Thursday by releasing an iOS version of Call of Duty without pomp or circumstance. And, in another surprise, it’s being made by a team led by a pair of Rockstar Games veterans.
Call of Duty: Strike Team was built entirely with the mobile audience in mind, complete with a vague, futuristic plot (in 2020, the U.S. finds itself at war with an “unknown enemy.”) Playable in either a first- or third-person perspective, gamers will control squads of up to five characters. Though currently an iTunes exclusive, the £4.99 game is expected to hit Android devices later this fall.
Strike Team is the first game from The Blast Furnace, Activision’s mobile development studio headed by Mark Washbrook, from Rockstar London, and Rockstar Leeds’ Gordon Hall.
While the multiplayer component that has made the console game so successful is missing, the single-player is classic, cinematic CoD. There’s also a leaderboard-based Survival Mode, pitting you against endless waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige and Hardened Editions have been detailed by publisher Activision ahead of the game’s official release later this year.
Brimmed with a raft of additional content, the newly detailed Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige and Hardened Editions will both see gamers benefit from a range of new, exclusive maps, in-game bonuses and access to the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass.
Kicking off with the Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition, those gamers after more than just the regularly boxed game will be able to splash the cash for a copy of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 follow-on which will come within a collectible steelbook casing with exclusive artwork.
Set to cost a $120 (£77), the Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition will also see gamers presented with a military-style Paracord strap, digital Call of Duty: Ghosts soundtrack and a Ghosts Insignia Pack which features in-game player patches, playercards and exclusive backgrounds.
On top of this, alongside the complimentary Ghosts DLC Season Pass, gamers will benefit from a download bonus in the form of a multiplayer map dubbed ‘Freefall’.
With all of the same content as the Hardened option, the Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition will throw a 1080p Full HD Tactical Camera into the mix with a memory card, multiple mounting attachments and a rechargeable battery.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition will set wannabe owners back a hefty $200 (£128). Both collectible versions of the next COD title will be available alongside the standard game on the November 5 Call of Duty: Ghosts release date.