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'Call of Duty 3' enlists classic war movies

In creating the upcoming Call of Duty 3 game, the game developers at Treyarch returned to the source of inspiration for previous games in the successful combat series: war movies.

Where recent World War II games were clearly inspired by more recent films such as Saving Private Ryan and Enemy at the Gates, Call of Duty 3 (due this fall) takes some cues from classics The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far.

"We started looking at those great war movies where you have one big event that is viewed from multiple perspectives," says Treyarch's creative director, Rich Farrelly. As a result, Call of Duty 3 will have "lots of great intense battles with the Allies, the U.S. and British, and we get to introduce the Canadians and Polish forces that players haven't seen before."

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