Kotaku has revealed the opening footage of Activision's upcoming game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The video can be watched here. If you'd rather not spoil it for yourself, don't read the next paragraph.
In a pretty disturbing introduction, the player starts the level from a lift in an airport, before open firing on a large crowd of civilians. In one instance the player open fires on a civilian dragging another man to safety, before shooting down a mob of people fleeing for their lives. Eventually, the player reaches the outdoors, where a team of soldiers are waiting for you and your accomplices. Making it through the ambush, you reach your getaway van, but as you climb in you're shot point blank in the face by one of your teammates. Left for dead, the police find you as the screen fades to white.
Activision have yet to comment on the video, but YouTube have already removed the video. Due for release November 10th, the game has already been rated M by the ESRB and MA15+ by the notoriously overprotective OFLC, indicating that a delayed release because of the opening is unlikely.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be available for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.