UPDATE - Call of Duty: Ghosts News - Modern Warfare's Captain Price Returns as DLC Today, Exclusively for Xbox One and 360
UPDATE - Originally scheduled for a February 18 release on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms, developer Infinity Ward has announced that the various personalization packs for Call of Duty: Ghosts have been delayed for release until February 20. The company said as much in a tweet posted the morning the DLC was supposed to launch, but didn't provide any details for the delay. We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available. The article as it originally appeared can be seen below.
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The Call of Duty franchise is a real family affair. While the Black Ops sub-series has the Mason clan in more of a modern age, the British Price family has been chewing dirt since the first games, and the late Captain Price kept the fight going in the Modern Wafare series. But since hanging the mastermind behind World War III, Vladimir Makarov, Price has yet to make another appearance. Until today that is, and only on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The mustachoied man returns as a nice piece of DLC that lets players don the disguise of the legendary soldier thanks to a personalization pack that features a player patch with the Captain puffing on his trademark stogie, player card, mustache reticle, player background, and weapon camo with Price's face doodled all over it. Gamers can grab the pack today for $3.99.
Additionally, there's a number of other, cheaper personalization packs up for grabs, each of which feature a respective theme (Ducky, Circuit, and Inferno) for the reticle, player patch, card, and background. Each pack will cost $1.99. You can see each below:
Customizations are nice and all, but maybe you wanted something a little less silly than a gun slathered in a tub time companion. For that, Infinity Ward is also offering characters from Ghosts' story mode for the multiplayer mode: Merrick, Hesh, Elias, and Keegan. Like the personalization packs, they'll also cost $1.99 each.
The content may be exclusive to Xbox platforms for the time being, but it will eventually make its way over to other systems. We'll keep you posted as soon as we find out when.
Call of Duty: Ghosts takes place in a near future following an attack from space that leaves Los Angeles virtually wiped out, and the United States' infrastructure devastated. Years later, the country is invaded by a new superpower, a conglomerate of South American nations calling itself the "Federation." What's left of America's special forces have come together to form the titular "Ghosts," and it's up to them to wage guerrilla warfare against the Federation in order to protect what remains of the United States, and drive the Federation out.
Beyond the campaign, the game's multiplayer mode, which promises a slew of different customization options for weapons, character camos, and more. Over 30 new weapons are included alongside old favorites like the UMP45 and the M4A1.
Despite not the best reviews ever for a Call of Duty game, Ghosts was a hit right out of the gate, and it looks like it'll be continuing on that path for the forseeable future.