From the Night’s Watch to a villain in Call of Duty (SDF – Settlement Defense Front), Kit Harrington gets to go from good guy to bad guy in a digital realm. There was plenty of buzz around the game at E3, but that was to be expected. It appears to be another strong installment in an already storied franchise. The biggest change in the game this time around….it’s played in space! Tapping into a bag of tricks that Halo fans loved so much?
Check out an in-depth Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare gameplay as Reyes and his crew infiltrate and take down an enemy SetDef destroyer. Launching from the UNSA Retribution, the SCAR team must engage in intense Jackal dogfighting and close-quarters combat through zero-g to accomplish a coordinated assault with the UNSA Tigris. Welcome to the deadly world of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
To find out how one of the biggest names from Game of Thrones got involved with Infinity Ward’s upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Daniel Tack of Gameinformer spoke with narrative director Taylor Kurosaki.
GI: So who does Kit Harington play in Infinite Warfare?
TK: I’m pleased to announce that Kit plays Admiral Salen Kotch. He’s the leader of the Settlement Defense Front’s fleet, at the helm of their biggest ship, the Olympus Mons. It’s a classic war story in a different setting, naval warfare with two captains dueling it out in the reaches of space. Kotch is the most skilled “sailor” of the SDF, so you (as Reyes) are up against a guy with a ton of experience who has a vendetta against your entire way of life. You’ve also just been thrust into the role of leadership, and the enemy is ostensibly a massive threat – better skilled, and has a larger fleet. They also have a massive, dangerous ship (the Olympus Mons) hunting you throughout the story.
GI: Do you see big differences when you use a big name on titles like this? Is there any sense of trying to compete with or one-up some of the other recent stars that have played in Call of Duty?
TK: As it relates to Call of Duty, I think Kevin Spacey delivered a performance in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that only he was capable of delivering. At the end of the day, it’s about that experience and the actor’s overall performance. That said, it certainly brings some interest when you bring star power on board. At Infinity Ward, we love working with great actors that fit the role, regardless of reputation. When you’re looking for talented actors to tackle a role, you’re going to run into good talent. I personally would only cast a star if the star was the right person for the role. That’s my job as a narrative director, and that is what I believe makes for the best overall experience.
To read more of gameinformers interview check out Daniel Tack’s article and stay tuned for Boom Howdy for more details on the game as they become available.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled to be released in November just in time for Thanksgiving on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.