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Activision announced today that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) will be portraying “the face of the enemy” in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Infinity Ward Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki explained their decision to hire Harington:
Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro. Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can’t wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.
Director Guy Ritchie, who previously directed the ‘Surprise’ live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, has also been working closely with Activision and Infinity Ward on “bringing Kit Harington’s character to life” in Infinite Warfare.
“It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be,” Infinity Ward Studio Head Dave Stohl adds. “We’re excited about the performance Kit delivered and can’t wait to get it out to the public. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Campaign gameplay will be shown off at E3 2016 next week, while multiplayer and Zombies gameplay will be revealed in September at Call of Duty XP.
Activision also mentioned that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was the #1 console game globally in 2015 and, for the seventh consecutive year, Call of Duty was the #1 video game franchise in North America.