Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 8, 2011. The game will arrive on the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, and Windows.

A trailer has been released (embedded below), and I must say that it is very well done. I particularly like how all the countries (America, England, France, and Germany) are written with the number three (Am3rica, 3ngland, Franc3, and G3rmany). The ending is perfect: the first letter is flipped upside-down to change WW3 to MW3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the newest installment in Activision Publishing's number one first person action series. It is being developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games.

On a related note, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling insists that Modern Warfare 3's engine is an improvement over the one used in Modern Warfare 2. Here's what he said on Twitter:

@Sebianoti We haven't gone into detail on the engine yet but we've moved beyond the MW2 engine and added a lot of cool stuff for #MW3.

Modern Warfare 3 has a lot to of expectations to live up to. Call of Duty: Black Ops, the game's predecessor, set a new record for the video game industry by selling 5.6 million copies (more than $360 million) on its first day and then broke theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars (more than $650 million). In less than two months, it raked in over $1 billion in sales worldwide.

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is by far the most epic Call of Duty experience yet. The teams at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have worked tirelessly to create for the Call of Duty player a scale that is unimaginable with a level of polish and creativity that will push the genre forward," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "The passion and energy of our developers is reflected in everything about the title. From the innovative gameplay, to the cinematic intensity, to the most advanced multiplayer ever, Modern Warfare 3 will raise the bar for this already incredible franchise."

I don't even play the Call of Duty franchise, and I'm excited. I want to see if this one will break records as well.