The first storyline trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare landed today, giving us a peek at the events that will trigger the violence and mayhem promised to us earlier this year.

Taking place in 2054 after a global terrorist attack brings down five nuclear power reactors across 5 continents, individual governments and militaries are left crippled. Helpless, the world turns to private military contractor Atlas, to fight the ensuing conflicts. However, things quickly go sour when Atlas’ CEO reveals his true colors.

Kevin Spacey CoD AW
While it is no secret that new installments in the Call of Duty franchise rely very little on a stellar single player campaign to achieve great sales, this trailer makes it seem as though Advanced Warfare may be reaching for something outside of the series’ multiplayer comfort zone.

In May, Glen Schofield of Sledgehammer Games tweeted that Advanced Warfare’s story took over 2 and half years to write. With so much time and money (hey there, Kevin Spacey) spent, it’s hard not to question if this is an indication of a shift in direction for the series. Perhaps the next few years will see deeper, more substantial campaigns in Call of Duty that will aim to attract players just as much as its successful multiplayer does.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be out November 4th for XBOX One, XBOX 360, PS4, PS3 and PC.