Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) and Guy Ritchie Among Talent Bringing CoD: Infinite Warfare to Life

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Kit Harrington from HBO’s Game of Thrones will be the face of the new enemy in this year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision announced today. He, along with director Guy Ritchie and presumably many others not yet revealed are working with Infinity Ward, “to deliver a powerful narrative in Call of Duty.

“Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro,” said Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director at Infinity Ward, in a press release. “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.”

Guy Ritchie has had previous involvement with the Call of Duty franchise when he helmed the live-action trailer “Surprise” for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, embedded below, in case you haven’t seen it or need a refresher.

 

“Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington’s character to life in Infinite Warfare,” added Infinity Ward studio head, Dave Stohl. “It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”

There’s a sneak peak, behind the scenes video shot on a motion capture stage posted on the Call of Duty Facebook page that I can’t embed here, but here’s a link. https://www.facebook.com/CallofDuty/videos/1152103818184674/

Don’t like Facebook? It’s a bunch of people working and Kit Harrington doing the standard t-pose. More exciting video is sure to come out of next week’s E3.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the thirteenth game in the franchise and thus far is the only one that will only be available on current gen consoles. We’ve written more about it here.

The game will be out November 4th for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

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