Today Activision announced that Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the popular show Game of Thrones, will be the “face of the enemy in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
While no specific information on the role was shared, besides that Harington will “embody the Settlement Defense Front,” it’ll certainly be interesting to see him in an unusual role.
Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki, who formerly worked at Naughty Dog, added more color with a comment:
“Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro, 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.”
On top of that, Sherlock Holmes Director Guy Ritchie is also collaborating with the development team, assisting in bringing Harington’s character to life, as mentioned by Studio Head Dave Stohl:
“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. 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.”
Activision’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Ellis also promised a “powerful narrative” within the game.
“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. We challenge ourselves to constantly be fresh and expansive in creating gripping, immersive experiences that are exciting to play for our fans every year.”
It’ll certainly be interesting to see if Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will manage to bring forth a story as engaging and interesting as the Naughty Dog roots of some of the people behind the game possibly promise.
You can find a sneak peek from the performance capture set, starring Harington himself, on Call of Duty‘s Facebook page.