Activision officially announced today that Game of Thrones star is set to take a villain turn in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare video game, due out later this year. Harington will portray the face of the enemy in the game that’s currently being developed by Infinity Ward.
Speaking on the announcement, narrative director Taylor Kurosaki stated: “Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro. Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can’t wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.”
The announcement also revealed that Infinity Ward worked with director and Call of Duty fan Guy Ritchie on the game’s production. Ritchie previously directed the live-action trailer “Surprise” for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Infinity Ward Studio Head Dave Stohl added: “Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington’s character to life in Infinite Warfare. It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We’re excited about the performance Kit delivered and can’t wait to get it out to the public. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is due out later this year. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
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