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Call of Duty
Call of Duty logo.PNG
The official logo of the franchise
Developer(s) Infinity Ward
Treyarch
Amaze Entertainment
Rebellion Developments
n-Space
Publisher(s) Activision
Aspyr Media
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows/Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, iPhone OS
First release Call of Duty
October 29, 2003
Official website Call of Duty series official website

Call of Duty is a first person and third-person shooter video game series franchise. The series began on the PC, and later expanded to consoles and handhelds, and several spin-off games have also been released alongside the main series. The majority of the games in the series have been set primarily in World War II, with the exception of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which are set in modern times. The Call of Duty video games are published and owned by Activision and published for Macs by Aspyr Media and have been developed primarily by Infinity Ward and Treyarch, with other games being developed by Gray Matter Interactive, Spark Unlimited, Pi Studios, Amaze Entertainment, Rebellion Developments, and n-Space, using a variety of game engines including the id Tech 3, the Treyarch NGL, and the IW 4.0. Other products in the franchise include a line of action figures designed by Plan-B Toys, a card game created by Upper Deck, and a comic book mini-series published by WildStorm.

As of November 27, 2009, total sales for the Call Of Duty series have surpassed 55 million units worldwide, taking $3 billion in retail sales in the process. [1]

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Main series

Call of Duty

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game based on the Quake III Arena engine (id Tech 3), and was released on October 29, 2003. The game was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game simulates the infantry and combined arms warfare of World War II.[2] Call of Duty was accompanied in September 2004 by an expansion pack, Call of Duty: United Offensive, which was also produced by Activision, but developed by Gray Matter Interactive with contributions from Pi Studios. The Mac OS X version of the game was ported by Aspyr Media. In late 2004, the N-Gage version was developed by Nokia and published by Activision. Other versions were released for PC, including Collector's Edition (with soundtrack and strategy guide), Game of the Year Edition (includes game updates), and the Deluxe Edition (which contains the United Offensive expansion and soundtrack; in Europe the soundtrack was not included). Since November 12, 2007, Call of Duty and its sequels have been available for purchase via Valve's content delivery platform, Steam.[3]

Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and sequel to the critically acclaimed game Call of Duty. It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game is set during World War II and is experienced through the perspectives of three soldiers in the Red Army, British Army and United States Army. It was released on October 25, 2005 for PC, June 13, 2006 for Mac OS X and November 15, 2005 for the Xbox 360. Other versions were made for mobile phones, Pocket PCs, and Smartphones.

Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty 3 is a World War II first-person shooter and the third installment in the Call of Duty video game series. The game was developed by Treyarch, and was the first major installment in the Call of Duty series not to be developed by Infinity Ward. It was released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, and Xbox 360.[4] Call of Duty 3 is the only numerical sequel to date to have been a console-exclusive game alongside its side-story games like Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and Call of Duty: Finest Hour before it. It was released on November 7, 2006.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the fourth installment of the main series, and was developed by Infinity Ward. It is the first game in the series not to be set during World War II, as well as the first to receive a Mature rating from the ESRB (except for the Nintendo DS version, which was rated Teen). The game was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 7, 2007. Download and retail versions for Mac OS X were released by Aspyr in September 2008. As of May 2009, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has sold over 13 million copies, making it the most successful game in the series.[5]

A Wii port of the game, titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex, handled by Treyarch, was released on November 10, 2009, alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized.[6]

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War developed by Treyarch is the fifth installment of the main series, and returns to the World War II setting of earlier titles.[7] On June 9, 2008, it was confirmed that the game would be titled Call of Duty: World at War and would be set in the Pacific theater and Eastern front of World War II. The game uses the same proprietary game engine as Call of Duty 4. Call of Duty: World at War was released for the PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 consoles and the Nintendo DS handheld in North America on November 11, 2008, and November 14, 2008 in Europe. As of June 2009, Call of Duty: World at War has sold over 11 million copies.[8]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[9] has been developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.[10] Activision Blizzard officially announced Modern Warfare 2 on February 11, 2009.[11][12] The game was released worldwide on November 10, 2009, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.[9] A Nintendo DS iteration of the game, titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, was released alongside the game and the Wii port of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.[13][14] Modern Warfare 2 is the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4 and continues the same storyline, taking place five years after the first game but featuring several returning characters.[15]

Call of Duty 7

Call of Duty 7 (working title) was leaked as being in production when James Clarke, a senior animator at Treyarch, stated on a website "I am currently on my second title as a senior animator in the games industry with Activision / Treyarch on Call of Duty 7."[16] Activision confirmed in November 2009 that a new, yet-to-be-named Call of Duty game will be released sometime in 2010.[17] The game will shift away from the World War 2 setting and cover the Vietnam War. The game is scheduled for a November 2010 release. [18]

Expansion Packs

Call of Duty: United Offensive

Call of Duty: United Offensive is an expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter computer game, Call of Duty and is set chiefly at Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge. The game was developed by Gray Matter Interactive, with contributions from Pi Studios, and published by Activision. It was released for Microsoft Windows on September 14, 2004.

Console Exclusives

Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Call of Duty: Finest Hour is the first console installment of Call of Duty, and was released on the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of the game include an online multiplayer mode which can support up to 32 players.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is a console version of Call of Duty 2 developed by Treyarch, and based on the American 1st Infantry Division's exploits during World War II. The game was released on Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts

Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts is the PlayStation 2 adaptation of Call of Duty: World at War. Developed by Rebellion Developments, Final Fronts features three campaigns involving the U.S. fighting in the Pacific theater and the Battle of the Bulge in Europe, as well as the British advancing on the Rhine River into Germany.

Portable Consoles

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

A PSP game that was based on "Call of Duty 3". This game did not feature online infastructure multiplayer, making the game very different from the original.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized is the Nintendo DS companion game for Modern Warfare 2. Developed by n-Space, the game takes place in the same setting as the main console game, but follows a different storyline and cast of characters. Including the secret missions of the S.A.S. and the Marines, they continue over to the Mountains of Venezuela, to retrieve an atomic device from there. But the opposing forces get in the way and twist the missions. New weapons like a SPAS and old favorites like the AK-47 and the M4A1. The catch is that the game is short in one way, the missions conclude too fast, it may last longer if you play in Hardened mode.

Other media

Modern Warfare 2: Ghost

Modern Warfare 2: Ghost is a six-part comic book mini-series based on a character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Announced by Robert Bowling on August 17, 2009, the storyline will focus on the backstory of the character Ghost, who appears in the video game. The series will be published by WildStorm and the release date of the first one is November 10, alongside the game.[19]

Merchandise

The Call of Duty Real-time Card Game was announced by card manufacturer Upper Deck.[20]

In 2004, Activision, in cooperation with the companies Plan-B Toys and Radioactive Clown, released the "Call of Duty: Series 1" line of action figures, which included three American soldiers and three German soldiers from the World War II era.[21] While the American G.I. action figure was made in 2004,[22] Plan-B Toys later discontinued a controversial Nazi SS Guard action figure based on the Nazi Totenkopf officer seen in the Call of Duty video game.[23]

In 2008, McFarlane Toys announced their partnership with Activision to produce action figures for the Call of Duty video game series. McFarlane Toys' first series of action figures were released in October 2008 and consists of four different figures: Marine with Flamethrower, Marine Infantry, British Special Ops, and Marine with Machine Gun.[24]

Call of Duty Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) is a non-profit foundation created by Activision Blizzard to help find employment for U.S. military veterans. The foundation will contribute $1 million to several veteran support organizations. The first donation, consisting of $125,000, will be presented to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.[25]

References

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  2. ^ Gamespot - Call of Duty Retrieved on September 23, 2007
  3. ^ "Activision Adds GUN, Call of Duty to Steam". 1up.com. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3154393. Retrieved 2007-10-18.  
  4. ^ New Call of Duty skipping PC - Xbox 360 News at GameSpot
  5. ^ Breckon, Nick (2009-05-07). "Call of Duty 4 Sales Pass 13 Million Mark". Shacknews. http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58537.  
  6. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2009-08-04). "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Comes To Wii This November". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/5330124/. Retrieved 2009-08-04.  
  7. ^ Call of Duty: World at War - first details in OXM
  8. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2009-06-15). "Call of Duty: World At War Tops 11 Million". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/5291547/.  
  9. ^ a b "Modern Warfare 2 Coming November 10, 2009". Activision Publishing, Inc.. 2009-03-26. http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=373355. Retrieved 2009-03-26.  
  10. ^ Infinity Ward enlisted for Call of Duty 6
  11. ^ Ocampo, Jason (2009-02-11). "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 This Holiday". IGN. http://pc.ign.com/articles/953/953538p1.html. Retrieved 2009-02-11.  
  12. ^ Activision Announces ‘Guitar Hero 5,’ New ‘Tony Hawk,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,’ More At In-Game Ad Conference
  13. ^ "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized in Development for Nintendo DS". IGN. 2009-08-03. http://ds.ign.com/articles/101/1010028p1.html. Retrieved 2009-08-03.  
  14. ^ "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Coming to Wii". IGN. 2009-08-05. http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1010870p1.html. Retrieved 2009-08-05.  
  15. ^ Thorsen, Tor (2009-05-12). "First Modern Warfare 2 details emerge". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6209543.html?tag=recent_news;img;1. Retrieved 2009-05-12.  
  16. ^ Ahearn, Nate (2009-05-13). "Treyarch Working on Call of Duty7". IGN. http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/982/982513p1.html. Retrieved 26 November 2009.  
  17. ^ Reilly, Jim (2009-11-05). "Activision: New Call of Duty, Guitar Hero in 2010". IGN. http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/104/1042724p1.html. Retrieved 26 November 2009.  
  18. ^ Ingham (2010-01-07). "Call Of Duty 7 release date - November". CVG. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=230972. Retrieved 07 January 2010.  
  19. ^ McElroy, Griffin (2009-08-17). "Wildstorm publishing Modern Warfare 2 comic mini-series (update)". Joystiq. http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/16/wildstorm-publishing-modern-warfare-2-comic-mini-series/. Retrieved 2009-08-17.  
  20. ^ "Call of Duty Card Game". Upper Deck. http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/cod/en/.  
  21. ^ "Activision, Plan-B Toys, Radioactive Clown Enlist for "Call of Duty"". GameZone. 2004-04-06. http://pc.gamezone.com/news/04_06_04_01_56PM.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-25.  
  22. ^ Cunningham, James (2004-09-24). "TNL Show and Tell: Call of Duty Action Figure". The Next Level. http://www.the-nextlevel.com/features/promos/call-duty-figure/. Retrieved 2008-04-25.  
  23. ^ "Call of Duty Nazi action figure discontinued". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/gaming/oddities/call-of-duty-nazi-action-figure-discontinued-25245.php. Retrieved 2008-04-25.  
  24. ^ "MacFarlane Toys Call of Duty Action Figures at Spawn.com". Spawn.com. http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=427. Retrieved 2008-12-30.  
  25. ^ http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2009/11/09/news-activision-blizzard-bobby-kotick-announces-call-of-duty-endowment-to-help-veterans-find-jobs-donating-1-million-dollars.aspx

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

The Call of Duty series is a line of World War II first-person shooters, starting with w:Call of Duty in 2003.

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Call of Duty

  • Capt. Price: (Being rescued from a prison) Goodness me, Americans! Made quite a racket didn't you? that's quite alright (grunt), I can still walk.
  • Capt. Price: (After a plane crash) We're in luck. The Germans haven't responded to our, "stellar" landing.
  • Sgt. Moody: (In Training camp, explosives have just been set) Notice the stopwatch that has appeared. That's how much time you have to get your butt outta there unless you want it blown off!
  • Sgt. Waters: (Capt. Price has been killed on the German Battleship Tripitz.) We lost the captain? Damn! That was a very fine man. Let's get the hell outta here.
  • Sgt. Moody: Elder, ever steal a car?
    • Elder: Only when I need one, Sarge.
  • Pvt. Elder: (Under fire, trying to hotwire a car) Our father, who art in heaven...
    • Sgt. Moody: God's busy, this is on you!
    • Elder: I got it! I got it!
    • Moody: Yeah? Well don't get it on me.
  • Sgt. Moody: All right, Private, you can slow down. (Pvt. keeps driving fast.) I SAID YOU CAN SLOW DOWN!
  • Elder: (Sarge is driving like a madman trying to get away from the Germans) WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, SARGE?!
    • Sgt. Moody: I don't know, but I sure hope it works.
  • Soldier: Wake it and shake it, the Germans are bringing your coffee!
  • Russian Sniper: Get us some artilery support sergeant!
    • Russian Soldier: What the hell do you think I am trying to do, comerade? (Into radio) Repeat your last message... I can barely hear you major, Speak up! Artilery...is...in...position! Ha! About damn time! I WANT A FULL BARRIAGE ALONG THE TOP OF THE RIVERBANK, IMMEDIATELY! SMASH THOSE FASCIST BASTARDS! FIRE AT WILL!!

Call of Duty 2

  • Capt. Price: MACGREGOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!
  • Capt. Price: You know, Davis, I almost envy this lot of Yanks. The bloody war's over for these poor bastards.
  • Capt. Price: We run when I bloody say we run, no sooner!
  • Capt. Price: Oh, God bless the bloody RAF!
  • Capt. Price: MacGregor and his boys had better take out that machine gun nest or we're buggered!
  • Capt. Price: Well that's a spot of luck! Not bad McGregor, nice find! Right, listen up, we're finished here! Well done boys!

Pvt. MacGregor: (carrying a crate of alcohol) Aye, I'll drink to that sir!

  • Soldier 1: You hear that Norman has been sent home?
    • Soldier 2: Lucky bastard.
    • Soldier 1: That "lucky bastard" lost his leg.
  • Pvt. MacGregor: Sir, are we there yet?
    • Sgt. Carver: NO! Stop asking and watch for Jerries.

Call of Duty 3

  • Dixon: Alright, listen up. Today we're on a secret mission to get coffee and donuts. Problem is, the Germans drank all the coffee and ate all the donuts. So now, we gotta go kick their asses.
  • CPL Keith: So, as I was saying. Only two things the Frenchies are any good at: surrendering, and kissing. Am I boring ya, Sergeant?"

Call of Duty 4

Main article: Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty: World of War

Main article: Call of Duty 5: World at War







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