The follow-up to the popular Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3 delivers the heart-pounding thrill of being right in the middle of combat during the Normandy Breakout, the historic campaign that made the liberation of Paris possible.
Players assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers—American, British, Canadian and Polish—and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield to experience a variety of realistic and brutal combat situations.
Designed specifically for the next generation of consoles, including the upcoming Nintendo Wii, Call of Duty 3 isn't just a pretty face. Along with some fantastic looking graphics, the game also features a new physics engine, a procedural environment and detailed ensemble animations. Players will need rapid reflexes to survive as they experience an all-new close-quarters battle mechanic. Improved environmental physics will allow you to destroy enemy soft cover hideouts, forcing foes out into the open. Be warned though - your enemy can use exactly the same tactic.
With the groundbreaking new Nintendo Wii-mote in hand, players will be able to experience the battles from a FPS perspective, giving a heightened experience and allowing precision control during gameplay. Players will be physically fighting with the Wii-mote and Nunchuk controllers to aim weapons, row boats, drive cars and engage in hand to hand combat with the enemy.
"Call of Duty 3 brings players closer than ever to the intensity of combat," said Will Kassoy, senior vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. "Gamers will be instantly transported into a seamless narrative, set on a gritty battlefield that features the most highly detailed environments, amazing effects, realistic weapons and soldiers and more for an epic experience."
The recently re-launched CallofDuty.com will provide enough new features to satisfy even the most dedicated fans. While there, you can sign up to receive a Call of Duty newsletter, complete with the latest news and updates. Clips and screenshots are also available, along with press comments and opinions. Call of Duty 3 has already been released for Xbox and Xbox 360. Be sure to check out the Wii version when it hits NZ shores on the 7th of December!
The Good: Let’s try out those controllers!
The Bad: No multiplayer in the Wii version.
The Ugly: R16 – this is a war after all.