Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington will be featured in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision have revealed.
The actor, who plays the starring role of Jon Snow on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will “portray the face of the enemy” in the upcoming action-shooter title. No further details regarding the character was released.
“Kit is an amazing talent and the consummate pro,” said Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director, Infinity Ward. “Our story is about an epic showdown of 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.”
Harrington has also featured in movies such as Spooks: The Greater Good, Seventh Son, and Testament of Youth. He also played Vincent Smith in the 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation, a film adaptation of the popular horror video game series.
Joining him also was fellow film industry director Guy Ritchie, as he lent additional support to production of the game.
Ritchie previously helmed the live action trailer “Surprise” for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and has also directed films such as Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
“Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington’s character to life in Infinite Warfare,” added Dave Stohl, studio head, Infinity Ward. “It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We’re excited about the performance Kit delivered and can’t wait to get it out to the public. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”
“Gathering this level of talent together for this role speaks to our studio partner’s drive to deliver a powerful narrative in Call of Duty,” said Tim Ellis, chief marketing office, Activision.
“We challenge ourselves to constantly be fresh and expansive in creating gripping, immersive experiences that are exciting to play for our fans every year.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will see the series head into the solar system for the very first time as players captain their own warship.
The game hits stores on November 4th 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.