For those of you who didn’t stay up until midnight to get your hands on Activision’s latest COD game, Call of Duty: Ghosts is now available in stores nationwide. The latest game from Infinity Ward has shipped for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and Windows PC. Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will ship on those consoles’ respective launch days (Nov. 22 and Nov. 15, respectively).
In Call of Duty: Ghosts, for the first time ever in the series, gamers play as the underdog against an enemy that has superior numbers and firepower. The story opens with a strike from the ODIN (Orbital Defense Initiative) space station, a weapons platform which was designed to protect us. An intense firefight in space turns the most powerful weapon ever devised against us, and the attack reshapes the world as we know it. As your home lies in ruins and everything around you is destroyed, you and your brother come across the remnants of a group of elite soldiers, shrouded in mystery, known only as the Ghosts. Together you must not only defend what’s left, but also take the fight to the enemy before they complete the destruction and end our way of life.
On the multiplayer front, Call of Duty: Ghosts lets gamers customize their soldiers and squads as male or female characters for the first time, resulting in more than 20,000 possible character combinations. All told, the game introduces seven new multiplayer modes, 14 maps out of the box, a new Squads mode for up to six-player cooperative play, more than 30 new weapons and more than 20 new Killstreaks. You can click this link to learn more about the new Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks and strike packages.
Call of Duty Ghosts also introduces Extinction, a completely new co-op game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival gameplay, base defense, player customization and class leveling. Teamwork and communication are essential when playing Extinction, as your team faces an alien menace that has overrun an isolated Colorado town and the team must eliminate the threat via any means necessary.
Call of Duty: Ghosts players on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 who plan on picking up the Xbox One or PlayStation®4 can play today and upgrade seamlessly to the next generation when they are ready for as little as $9.99 via a variety of global retailers, as well as Microsoft and Sony. When you upgrade, your current gen Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer stats, in-game achievements, progression, and Season Pass, all go with you to Call of Duty: Ghosts on the next generation machines.
So, about that Season Pass…. The Season Pass lets gamers access all four Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Map Packs to be released in 2014 at a bundled discount (discount based on a suggested retail price of $49.99 and four DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $15 each). The DLC Map Packs will be available on Xbox Live first. Pricing and release dates may vary by platform.