Call of Duty is arguably the biggest franchise in gaming today with each new entry selling more than the last. For years, Activision has been content to let its biggest franchise do business exclusively on consoles, but it’s been warming up to mobile devices over the last years.
Activision today released Call of Duty: Strike Team, an all-new Call of Duty title built from the ground up for mobile devices, on iOS. The game borrows the modern warfare setting of its console brethren to pit players against an unknown military force attacking the United States.
Call of Duty: Strike Team, much like its console counterparts, features a campaign mode that promises to be “full of epic, cinematic moments in diverse locations around the world.” It also features a survival mode that has the player attempting to fight through increasingly difficult waves of enemies.
From a gameplay perspective, Call of Duty: Strike Team promises to be pretty interesting with a mix of first-person and third-person gameplay styles. At almost any time, players can leave the first-person perspective to get a top-down strategic view of the world. It’s reminiscent of the tower defense missions in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, but hopefully it won’t be as infuriating.
One other thing of note is that Call of Duty: Strike Team will cost you $6.99, but Activision was kind enough to litter the premium mobile title with in-app purchases as well. Thankfully, in-app purchases aren’t required for those willing to level up their in-game characters through normal gameplay. The IAPs are just for those who would rather level up by spending money.
It should be noted that Strike Team isn’t the first Call of Duty title for mobile devices. That distinction would actually go to Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies. Whereas the new game is only available for iOS devices, Black Ops Zombies is available on iOS and Android. There’s no word yet on when, if ever, Strike Team will make its way to Android.[Image: Call of Duty: Strike Team/iTunes] [h/t: The Guardian]