Modern Warfare 2 InformationModern Warfare 2 packaged as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activisionfor Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Officially announced onFebruary 11, 2009, the game is due for worldwide release on November 10, 2009. Itis the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series, and the direct sequel to Callof Duty 4: Modern Warfare, continuing along the same Modern Warfare 2 storyline.Modern Warfare 2 will be released in conjunction with two other Call of Dutygames: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized for the Nintendo DS, and Call ofDuty: Modern Warfare, a port of Call of Duty 4 designed for the Wii console. Inaddition, a Modern Warfare 2 comic book series based on one of the game'scharacters will also be produced, entitled Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. The developerhas stated that the game's proprietary IW 4.0 game engine is an improvement overthe engine used in its previous Modern Warfare 2 game.Modern Warfare 2 GameplayIn response to questions about the length of the single-player campaign, InfinityWard CCO Jason West stated that Modern Warfare 2 would not be longer than the 6-10hour-long Modern Warfare 2 campaign of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.Missionsettings in the game will include Russia, a military base in Kazakhstan, a desertarea in Afghanistan, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil New features include the abilityto dual wield handguns.Special OpsModern Warfare 2 will feature a cooperative mode entitled Special Ops, whichconsists of independent missions similar in design to the "Mile High Club"epilogue mission from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. These missions will takeplace in a variety of locations from the campaign mode, but are related to storyof the campaign itself. Special Ops supports cooperative play for up to twoplayers, and can be played alone, on split-screen locally with another player, oronline with another player. The mode includes such scenarios as a snowmobile race,a Modern Warfare 2 battle alongside U.S. Navy SEALs, and fending off a wave of 50enemies at once.The mode is divided into separate groups of missions with changeable difficultylevels. The third group, "Charlie", includes the mission "Breach and Clear", wherethe objective is to just make it to the end of the level. At the beginning of amission, players select what weapon to use from several scattered around a roombefore the actual Modern Warfare 2 mission commences. Once a choice has been made,a nearby wall is breached and the mission begins. At the end of each mission, astatistics screen displays how long the player took to complete the level and howmany kills were scored. Successfully completing a mission earns the player stars,with missions completed on Veteran difficulty rewarding up to three stars. Thesestars can be used to unlock further Modern Warfare 2 missions in the mode.OnlineThe multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2 retains the experience points andunlockable rewards system of Call of Duty 4, and introduces several new features.Aside from new weapons and equipment, 15 different kill streak rewards can beunlocked and selected by the player. Among these is the ability to call in astrike by an AC-130 gunship after achieving 11 enemy kills in a row.