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A global terrorist attack kicks off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, watch the story trailer here

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Just because Call of Duty isn't known for its storyline doesn't mean it doesn't have one. And the latest iteration in the franchise, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, promises to double down on both story and character.

The story kicks off in the wake of the first global terrorist attack in history, according to the new trailer. In response the world's governments turned to a private military contractor. You can imagine how that went, or you could just watch the video.

Earlier this year, Glen Schofield of Sledgehammer Games told one fan that the game's story took 2 1/2 years to write. Set in the year 2054, the game will delve into the story of a private military contractor headed up by a man played by two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due for release Nov. 4 "on next-gen consoles and PC." Polygon's Chris Plante and Chris Grant recently pondered whether Call of Duty's futuristic bend indicates a series struggling to stay relevant.