The world may mostly know Kit Harington for his portrayal of Game of Thrones‘ know-nothin’ bastard, Jon Snow, but soon they’ll know him as a fierce Call of Duty villain, too. If you haven’t heard the news already, the actor’s voice (and charming mug) will be making an appearance in Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. While we’ve known about his addition to the voice acting cast since June, Activision gave us a closer look at what his character will be up to once the game launches on November 4. See how menacing he is in the trailer above.
It’s strange to hear Harington using his silky British voice for evil as Admiral Salen Kotch of the Settlement Defense Front. Based on the footage shown off in the video, he’ll be quite the obstacle for players. Of course, the actor isn’t the only famous face joining the fray; the video also showcases UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who will be playing Captain Bradley Fillion of the Settlement Defense Front. So far, the game looks much more cinematic than ones we’ve played in the past—which is refreshing for a series that most people flock to for online multiplayer alone.
Taylor Kurosaki, the narrative director of Infinity Ward previously praised Harington’s performance, saying “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.”
Our own Edwin Garcia got to play a bit of the campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies mode during the Call of Duty: XP event, and noted how great everything was shaping up in his preview piece. Those who pre-order the game will get a taste of what’s in store when the beta opens up on October 14 (first on the PS4).
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