FRENZIED SHOOT-EM-UP console monster series Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is about to give birth to a sequel, a controversial follow-up that already has the Daily Mail's granny-pants in a twist.
The game, we learn, will be released on November 8 this year and will see action take place in a range of cities, guns will be involved, natch, as will gunshots and people falling over dead. In case you need to know more the trailer is included at the bottom.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is by far the most epic Call of Duty experience yet. The teams at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have worked tirelessly to create for the Call of Duty player a scale that is unimaginable with a level of polish and creativity that will push the genre forward," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.
"Modern Warfare 3 will raise the bar for this already incredible franchise."
Regular gamers will see the announcement as welcome news, not least because the games have been consistently popular. Not so the Mail though, which greeted the announcement with outrage.
"Fury over Call Of Duty computer game that features 7/7 Tube bomb-style attacks," is the paper's sensitive headline. Obviously at its offices anything that calls up the terrible memory of that incident - and isn't one of its own headlines - is just too much to stomach.
The link comes from the simple fact that some of the action in CoD: MW3 takes place in London, which means that we get to see London and its usual caricature-istic features, for example a double decker bus.
One Mail reader summed up his feelings, noting, "It looks epic to be fair". However, the balance was effectively restored when another reader commented, "ban these games or at least put those in prison who play them." µ