Good guy gone bad: Jon Snow responds to the call of duty

Published: September 16, 2016
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The actor essays a lead role in HBO’s epic fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. PHOTO: FILE

The actor essays a lead role in HBO’s epic fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. PHOTO: FILE

In June, Activision announced that Games of Thrones’ beloved Jon Snow, Kit Harington would be appearing as the main villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but refused to give more details on the subject, , reported Rolling Stone. The same stance was maintained when UFC champion Conor McGregor’s involvement with the game was hinted earlier in September. However, the fans’ frustration was eased this week with the release of the game’s trailer featuring both stars.

The thrilling new trailer is an in-game footage that features a snarling Harrington in the avatar of Admiral Salen Kotch, the main bad guy of the Settlement Defense Front to watch out for. On the other hand, McGregor is also seen essaying a negative character named Captain Bradley Fillion.

However, these two aren’t the only familiar faces in the game trailer, it also features David Harewood, of Homeland and The Night Manager fame, Jamie Gray who was seen in True Blood, The A-Team star Brian Bloom, and Claudia Christian of Babylon 5. They will be playing Sergeant Omar, Lieutenant Nora Salter, Captain Nick Reyes and Captain Ferran respectively. Bloom has previously appeared, voiced characters in a number of video games including Gravity Falls, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Mass, Effect, and XCOM.

For Harrington however, this will be the very first game outing, apart from of course, his epic Game of Thrones. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to sources, a multiplayer beta version launch will be held in October, starting on PS4 and later coming to Xbox One and PC. Activision is also releasing a re-mastered version of 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which will only be available with Infinite Warfare’s premium editions, starting at $80.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2016.

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