Infinity Ward has confirmed dual-wield guns for Modern Warfare 2, and demonstrated the 'Akimbo' ability using two Desert Eagle weapons.
"Just walked off stage. Crowd was amazing, went insane chanting 'pick it up!' when I stumbled over dual-wield Deagles. lol - Akimbo confirmed," Tweeted Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward's community voice.
In a post on the Modern Warfare 2 forums, Bowling added:
"Now to calm some initial fears of 'OMG! Overpowered!'. Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like everything in the game. It's limited to side-arms, harder to aim than standard and you can't go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand," he said. "So don't freak out before you see it in action."
Such is the fervour around Modern Warfare 2 that Mad Catz has made some special accessories for the game, which range from $15 to $100 to buy. There are controllers, keyboards, faceplates and even a throat communicator - a microphone that straps around the neck for clear and uncluttered voice communication. The army use them.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on 10th November for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.