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Lewis Hamilton to feature in latest Call of Duty 'Infinite Warfare'

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Britain's best loved motorsport superstar Lewis Hamilton is set to feature in an all-star cast for the latest installment of the Call of Duty gaming series: Infinite Warfare.

Hamilton will feature in the game as an engineer onboard the Retribution, which is a spaceship of the 'United Nations Space Alliance' within the game.

It is set to be released on the 4th of November 2016 and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and P.C. The game is rated with an 18 certificate.

On his addition to the cast, Hamilton was quoted by the BBC as saying: "I've been a Call of Duty fan for long time, so it's an absolute honor to be part of this game and the franchise.

"The experience of being put into the game - from the facial scanning process, to working with the team on the performance capture stage, and just being able to meet the developers at the studio to get a glimpse at all the hard work that goes into the game - has been an incredible experience."

Other stars to be included in the game are actor Kit Harrington [game of thrones], and actor David Harewood [Homeland] among others.

Conor McGregor also features

But perhaps most notably is the addition of UFC mega-star Conor McGregor, who plays and SDF soldier with the campaign mode of the game.

In an interview featured on ESPN, McGregor said: "It's an absolute honor to be part of a franchise so big, and to be leading the way for my fellow competitors in the UFC."

What's new?

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a first-person shoot-em-up developed by Infinity Ward, and published by Activision.

It is the 13th installment of the hugely successful Call of Duty [COD] series, and it follows on from the 'Modern Warfare', and 'Black-Ops' story lines.

The latest installment differs from its predecessors in the way that it swaps conventional combat scenarios for futuristic space warfare.

The player takes control of Captain Nick Reyes of the Special Combat Air Recon [SCAR] to battle for control of the Solar System against the Settlement Defense Front [SDF], who are a hostile force attempting a takeover.

Despite the fact that the game is yet to be released to the public it is already starting to attract attention from organisations within the gaming world.

It has already received a nomination for the 2016 Game Critics Awards in the 'best action game' category.   

Hamilton's animated scene is said to take place at the beginning of the game.

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