COD5 Announced for DS&Wii

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Cermage, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 2, 2007
    Following the announcement that Call of Duty 4 was the biggest selling game of 2007, Activision has confirmed that the next installment of their multi-million pound selling franchise will be ported to Wii, DS and Playstation 2, in addition to the expected Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions.

    In a financial conference call yesterday, Activision confirmed that the title will be released before March 31st, 2009 and will not follow on from Call of Duty 4's modern warfare theme, but will instead have a World War II setting.

    Activision has also confirmed their line up for the rest of the year and into early 2009, including a new Spider-Man title and a revamped Tony Hawk's game.

    April - June 2008
    # Kung Fu Panda (six platforms)
    # 2 Guitar Hero Spinoffs

    Fall 2008
    # Call of Duty 5 (PS3, Xbox 360, DS, PC, PS2, Wii)
    # Guitar Hero 4
    # Next Tony Hawk
    # Quantum of Solace (Bond 22)
    # Madagascar: The Crate Escape
    # Kung Fu Panda Followup
    # Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
    # Next Spider-Man

    Early 2009
    # Monsters Versus Aliens (Dreamworks Animation)

  2. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    "...will not follow on from Call of Duty 4's modern warfare theme, but will instead have a World War II setting...."

    Yeah, I'd heard about the news, but that part, right there, is disappointing...and surprising, considering the success of CoD4. That said, out of the Big 3 western publishers, Activision seems to consistently put out the best-quality games for Nintendo systems, so I'll be looking forward to what they do on Wii & DS (especially DS, since it's always a pleasure playing a shooter on that system). Hopefully, Activision can take what Fusion did for controls on the Wii with Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, and add to that a more enjoyable online experience. MoHH2 was fun for a while, but eventually the hit-detection issues caused by laggy players makes the online gameplay too frustrating to enjoy.
  3. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 18, 2005
    CoD 5 isn't developed by Infinity Ward, so it will be just like Call of Duty 3 - bad.
  4. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    When will these people learn that a game sequel doesn't need to be annual!? [​IMG]

    I really miss the time when a sequel toked it's time to be released.. and there was a big expectation about the changes in the game and when would it come out.. Now we know that the damn sequel will come out next year and it will be the exact same shit just with prettier graphics! [​IMG]
  5. Doggy124

    Doggy124 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 14, 2007
    I like CoD4 because of it MODERN Theme.
    If they decide to turn back to WW2, I won't touch it.
  6. PBC

    PBC What!? I can change this??

    Dec 3, 2006
    United States
    New York
    COD4 was pretty neat with all the modern warfare...but I can still enjoy an old tyme shootum-up.

    We've got nothing to fear....but fear itself.
  7. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Hopefully the DS game won't be as sloppy and boring as COD4 was [​IMG]

    And hopefully the Wii version will have decent controls, unlike COD3 did.
  8. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    oh boy i cant wait >_>
  9. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    I agree with Linkiboy. The CoD games developed by Treyarch are just to stall for the awesomeness that are the IW releases.
  10. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    That is just plain smart.
  11. teonintyfive

    teonintyfive GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 20, 2006
    Greece, Somewhere in Macedonia
    Well, atleast we'll have WWII action on the DS now.
    Because Brothers in Arms sucked so much, the npc's went somewhere and I couldn't follow them because the game thought I wasn't allowed to go there, argh
  12. Sc4rFac3d

    Sc4rFac3d GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 30, 2005
    What engine are they using? I'm guessing not the same as 4...
  13. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    It will be very interesting to see what the devs do for a mind-blowing scene (CoD4's nuke scene, last scene + half the scenes in between). Storming the beach has been over done so much.
  14. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    please dear god if you hear me make them include a wifi mode into code (heck even friggin tony hawk has one !)

    and if possbile a GOOD skatepark editore similar to the gamecube versions for the DS Tony hawk games (touchscreen screams for it !).

    HOPE !
  15. DarkAura

    DarkAura Offline

    Aug 20, 2007
    Over there.
    Me too. Modern combat is way more fun than old school.