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The next installment in the blockbuster Call Of Duty franchise will land on November 8th 2011, according to gaming blog Kotaku.

The third game to feature the Modern Warfare moniker will feature huge battles in capital cities around the world including New York, London and Paris according to the site’s sources, with a story designed to tie up loose ends left by the previous games.

Despite not actually getting their hands on the game themselves, Kotaku seem fairly confident in their information, going on to state just how the game opens and even where the roller coaster is set to reach a climax.

The game opens moments after the cliffhanger ending of Modern Warfare 2 with the U.S. struggling to stave off a surprise Russian attack. The single-player campaign will ping-pong players around the world as they take on the multiple throwaway roles as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner as well as key characters from previous installments and new recurring characters. The game will feature about 15 missions, kicking off with the invasion of Manhattan by a Russian force and wrapping up with a final encounter in Dubai.

Leaks also appear to confirm Modern Warfare 3 will continue to use Infinity Ward’s tried and tested approach of breaking the game into smaller, bite-sized chunks that are chock-full of explosions, gun-fire and tension – giving gamers a short break before thrusting them into the action once more.

While no details have been officially released by publisher Activision, there was never any doubt the company would seek to bring another cash cow of a game to market in the now familiar pre-Christmas time slot. The last game in the series, Call Of Duty:Black Ops sold over 7 million copies in its first day after release and there is little doubt Modern Warfare 3 will continue the trend of blockbuster sales.

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