Call of Duty Classic Available on Xbox Live This Week

Call of Duty Classic Available for 1200 MS Points Starting Wednesday

Larry Hryb, the Xbox Live Director of Programming better known by his moniker, Major Nelson, announced this afternoon via Twitter and his website majornelson.com that Call of Duty Classic will be available for 1200 points via Xbox Live on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Call of Duty Classic is a downloadable version of the original Call of Duty, which followed American, British, and Soviet soldiers in the fight against Hitler’s Third Reich during World War II. The game, originally released in 2003, now looks dated, but is still a stunning example of epic game design and was the first to revolutionize ideas taken for granted today such as renewable health. The most famous of the scenes in Call of Duty is the Soviet charge up the banks of the Volga River and into the city of Stalingrad as bullets and shells burst all around. You aren’t given a weapon – you have to try and recover ammunition from fallen soldiers. Furthermore, the game shocked many with its depiction of Stalin’s order to “not turn around,” in which retreating Soviet soldiers would be shot by their own men. The game was a huge hit and was a landmark for World War II games, taking the tried-and-true Medal of Honor formula and making you a soldier who was part of a unit rather than a single man fighting against a huge army.

Call of Duty features an epic, sweeping campaign and frantic action

Call of Duty features an epic, sweeping campaign and the action you have come to expect from the series

The release is the latest in the Call of Duty franchise, following shortly on the heels of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which produced $550 million in revenue in its first week. Call of Duty Classic has been available for download via Xbox Live and PSN for owners of the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Modern Warfare 2 since its release.

Call of Duty Classic is produced by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.