Kit Harington is best known for his role as Jon Snow in HBO’s hit fantasy drama, Game of Thrones. However, later this year, he’ll assume an altogether very different role in the latest title in the Call of Duty video game series, Infinite Warfare. Harington will trade in his role as a fan favorite in Game of Thrones to become a Call of Duty villain.
According to Digital Spy, the Call of Duty series has in the past attracted a number of high-profile appearances, including most notably, Kevin Spacey. With that in mind, this year’s biggest name to join the franchise is Kit Harington, best known for his work on Game of Thrones. However, fans of Harington’s character in Game of Thrones, an all-around good guy, won’t be too pleased to hear that Kit will reprise the role of a series villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s story will see players come face to face with Harington’s character, with the game’s story mode taking place from the perspective of Captain Reyes, leader of one of Earth’s last warships. It’s the role of that ship to go take on a new enemy, threatening the future of humanity. Quite predictably, it’ll be Kit Harington responsible for portraying that new enemy.
The game’s narrative director, Taylor Kurosaki announced Harington’s inclusion in the next Call of Duty game:
“Kit is an amazing talent and the consummate pro. Our story is about an epic showdown between 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.”
Also joining the series is a new creative director, Guy Ritchie. Kurosaki confirmed that he and Harington are working well together.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, a video was released earlier this week teasing Kit Harington’s next appearance. That teaser now appears to be taken from Call of Duty, anticipating Harington’s role in the upcoming Infinite Warfare installment in the first-person shooter franchise.
Infinite Warfare is set to be the thirteenth primary installment in the Call of Duty franchise, developed by Infinity Ward and will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 4, 2016. Along with the aforementioned story mode featuring Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also feature many of the game modes typical of a title in the series, including several competitive multiplayer modes and a standalone Zombie mode with its own game mechanics and story.
Interestingly, the title will also be bundled with a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which Activision announced alongside the new game. The remaster will be a reworked version of the original game mode, including the original story and 10 multiplayer maps. Keen to push sales of the newest Call of Duty, the Modern Warfare remake will only be available to those who buy certain editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, meaning it won’t act as a standalone title.
As aforementioned, the Call of Duty series has attracted a number of Hollywood names in the past, including House of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey and Law and Order: SVU star Chris Meloni. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will become the latest big name to play a role in the franchise’s storyline.
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