Stop reading now if you like to keep an air of mystery in your Modern Warfare. Thanks to some strange dealings or peculiar good fortunes, Kotaku has got what it calls an “Exclusive” on Modern Warfare 3. What it actually appears to be is some stolen information that has been leaked out to them via various unnamed third parties.
According to the “gamer’s guide”, Modern Warfare 3 starts moments after the cliffhanger ending of Modern Warfare 2 and takes players around major cities like New York, London and Paris to engage in large scale battles. They say that the game will feature around 15 missions in the single player mode, which again takes shape as a series of disjointed missions played through the eyes of various characters (including returning characters). The game supposedly begins with a surprise russian invasion of Manhattan and reaches its climax in Dubai.
The multiplayer side of things is said to include as many as 20 maps (although some might be planned for DLC release) and feature all the usual modes and systems with a couple of new additions like a survival mode that sees characters take on waves of increasingly strong enemies.
Those are the – already quite spoiler filled – key points but in addition, Kotaku have posted what amounts to the entire design document for the single player campaign’s level structure and progression. We won’t post that here but if you’re keen to know what’s possibly going to happen in a game before you play it then feel free to click through and read all the spoilers you could want.