Latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer introduces the Captains

A couple of weeks ago we took a tour of the Retribution, the flying space fortress that will serve as your home base in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Today, it's time to find out how Lt. Nick Reyes, a Special Forces pilot in SATO's Space Combat Air Recon unit, ended up in charge of it. 

Saved You a Click: The previous guy died. The trailer actually gets that point covered straight away, with a “Make way for the captain” that turns out to be a whole lot grimmer than expected. It soon becomes apparent that Reyes is the ranking officer on board, so he gets the big chair—but that's not going to stop him from delivering some bullets-in-your-face payback, up close and personal. Captain Kirk mode, engage! 

It's a hackneyed setup, worthy of any number of straight-to-video movie releases from the 80s and 90s, but you have to give credit to Activision and Infinity Ward: They don't screw around when it comes to cranking up the production.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to come out on November 4. Check out 12 minutes of campaign footage here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.