Kevin Spacey Tapped as Villain in New 'Call of Duty'

"People don't want freedom," actor says in trailer. "They want boundaries, rules, protection"

May 2, 2014 1:40 PM ET
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Enough with the internet espionage: Kevin Spacey is officially voicing a villian in the new Call of Duty title Advanced Warfare, which hits shelves November 4th via Activision. Based on a lengthy trailer unveiled Friday, the futuristic Sledgehammer Games installment will find the House of Cards star portraying an evil head of a rogue military organization.

Along with previewing the game's array of tech devices (including hoverbikes, super-strength exoskeletons and weaponized mech suits), the clip finds Spacey warning, "Democracy is not what these people need. Hell, it's not even what they want!"

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Fans have been scouring the internet for details this week, after Call of Duty tweeted " of Call of Duty arrives May 4th," along with a link to a cryptic, 12-second teaser that features Spacey warning, "Ideas don't determine who's right – power determines who's right. And I have the power, so I'm right." The company pushed forward their announcement after a leaked audio clip made its way around the web; Yahoo's game site noticed that the soundbite ended with a Spectrogram, which, when run through a visualization program, revealed an image that appeared to be a rifle-strapped soldier. 

Spacey isn't the only celebrity lending his talents to the franchise. Rap icon Snoop Dogg recently offered his ultra-smooth voice to Call of Duty: Ghosts, narrating gameplay with quotable lines like "Homies out the joint, it's party time" and "Don't stop — cap 'em and shank 'em!"

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