Official Launch Trailer | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

 

Three weeks before Modern Warfare 2 launches, here's the launch trailer.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still a few weeks away from launch, but that hasn't stopped Activision from rolling out the official launch trailer today. The new video is a rough-and-tumble tale of manly men and unflinching women, complete with an appearance by that guy who plays a competent-but-irritated military officer in practically every movie he appears in. XMOD TEKS

That's Glen Morshower, by the way—the guy who wants to know "how many they have and where they intend to use them"—and if you think I'm kidding about his oeuvre, here's a look at some of his work:

General Hayes in Madam Secretary
General Morshower in Transformers: The Last Knight
General Lane in Supergirl
General Jacobs in Agents of SHIELD
Major General Holtz in The Men Who Stare at Goats
General Cook in Fire From Below
General Washington in Disaster!
Admiral Hawley in Scandal
Admiral Halsey in Pearl Harbor
Unnamed generals in The 4400 and Delta Force


That's not to mention performances of various lower-ranked officers in other films and TV shows, and roles in games including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield 3, Black Ops 2, and even Wolfenstein 2—although he didn't play a military officer in that one, but BJ Blazkowicz's abusive father. Which is pretty close, really. XMOD TEKS

What is that, exactly? I really don't know. I've enjoyed the previous Modern Warfare singleplayer campaigns and I'm looking forward to Modern Warfare 2, but I'm never entirely sure what went on when they're over. Quite frankly, they turn into a blurry haze of gunfire and explosions 30 minutes after the credits roll. Which is fine: Like a good action movie, Modern Warfare 2 doesn't need to stimulate heavy intellectual discourse in order to entertain. Sometimes, bullets, 'splosions, and machismo are all you really need—and when Captain Price said, "'These things' take violence and timing. I can do both," that's when I was sold. XMOD TEKS

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has a bit of a complicated launch schedule, but it really comes down to a couple of specific days: Those who preorder will have access to the campaign on October 20, while the full release will take place a week later on October 28. XMOD TEKS

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