Actor Kit Harington, best known as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, will play the villain in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

"Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro," said developer Infinity Ward's narrative director Taylor Kurosaki. "Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can't wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character."

Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie will "lend additional support" to the narrative, though it's unclear if he's actually directing the cutscenes. He did helm the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 "Surprise" ad though.

"Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington's character to life in Infinite Warfare," added studio head Dave Stohl. "It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We're excited about the performance Kit delivered and can't wait to get it out to the public. We're committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast."

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will launch on 4th November for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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