Kit Harington to Play ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ Villain

“Game of Thrones” star will be very much alive via video game motion capture

Last Updated: June 10, 2016 @ 11:24 AM

Gamers, prepare to shoot Kit Harington. The “Game of Thrones” star is set to play the villain in the next “Call of Duty” video game, “Infinity Warfare,” Activision announced on Friday.

“Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro,” said Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director of Infinity Ward. “Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can’t wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.”

The star power doesn’t end there, however, as the publisher and Infinity Ward also worked with director Guy Ritchie on this particular production.

Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington‘s character to life in ‘Infinite Warfare,'” added Dave Stohl, studio head of Infinity Ward. “It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We’re excited about the performance Kit delivered and can’t wait to get it out to the public. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”

Activision chief marketing officer Tim Ellis added, “Gathering this level of talent together for this role speaks to our studio partner’s drive to deliver a powerful narrative in ‘Call of Duty.'”

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” hits shelves on Nov. 4.

Last year’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” had the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the No. 1 console game globally for the calendar year.

For the seventh consecutive year, “Call of Duty” was the No. 1 video game franchise in North America.