|Posted on September 2, 2009 at 5:25 AM|
To my surprise and utter delight it was announced in August that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be ported to the Wii and released early November, around the same time as the HD blockbuster Modern Warfare 2. Now, the original developers Infinity Ward has nothing to do with the porting of this game, and from all accounts are openly hostile to the Wii. Rather it is being worked on by the creators of World at War, Treyarch, who I'm growing quite fond of, as they are one of the few development teams giving the Wii a fair go.
So far, we haven't seen any pictures or video, but a lot of this might have to do with Activision focusing on the promotion of MW2. Members of Treyarch have discussed the game in GameFAQ and NeoGaf forums, and supposedly graphics are well-improved from the already decent World at War port, and none of the content from the original game will be omitted. To be honest, I would be surprised if this game failed. The previous two Call of Duty incarnations for the system were successful, and the majority of Wii-owners know Modern Warfare is one stand-out titles of this generation, and can only improve with motion controls. I'm excited for it, and it will probably be only the third purchase I make for this year (with the other 2 being MadWorld and Metroid Prime Trilogy). God, what a terrible year it's been for the Wii!