The lights are on
Activision's pre-E3 special revealed new details on the game, including more on your canine companion.
The demo started off with the Into the Deep underwater level running on next-gen hardware, some of the footage of which we've seen before. You and another swimmer take on some guards and pilot an underwater missile into an enemy vessel before encountering hostile swimmers. The level seems to occur in the waters around South America/Antarctica, and there are numerous levels in the map that take place on or around the continent.
Ghosts starts out with a cataclysmic event that takes out the U.S. government and hits several targets within our nation. As the game's name implies, you're relatively on your own in the aftermath; without the backup, superior force, and tech advantage that you might otherwise enjoy if you were working alongside a full-fledged force.
One of your companions will be your brother, but more importantly, you'll also have your combat dog – named Riley – by your side. Another level in the demo appeared to take place in California (complete with earthquakes), and here Riley was controlled to great effect. Players will see what he sees via an attached camera, and in the demo it appeared that you get full control of him. He can take out enemies stealthily, as well as flush out larger groups so you can pick them off. Riley and his attached camera can also be used to recon areas, and his bark to distract patrols.
For more on the game, take a look at some of the tech driving the next-gen versions of the title.
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I'm about excited for another Call of Duty game as I was when I got my wisdom teeth extracted...
They should have named it "Xbox Off."
Riley!?!?! Worst. Name. Ever. The dog should have been named Cujo, or Scabies, or something that fills you with a sense of accomplishment like Pooba; not Riley.