The Call of Duty series is rarely without controversy just behind it, but this video – apparently a North Korean Propaganda video – uses footage from the game’s striking New York attack sequence as part of a rather floaty dream scene.
Picked up by LiveLeak, the video was seemingly uploaded at the weekend, and is just days ahead of the country’s supposed nuclear test, as reported by the Guardian today. It was Kotaku that linked the footage of New York to Activision’s shooter.
“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” says the North Korean text, at least according to the translations currently floating around the internet after the video was found. That’s troubling, at the very least. But is this real?