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Screenshots Have Emerged of Prototype Call of Duty Game Set in Ancient Rome

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Call of Duty has been taking some flak this year for going too far outside their traditional formula (moving from boots-on-the-ground modern warfare to space combat). But had developers had their way, eight years ago we could have seen an even bigger departure: a Call of Duty game set in ancient Rome!

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If it had happened, “Call of Duty: Roman Wars” would have given us a new type of FPS: first person sword. We would also have seen battle elephants and a playable Julius Caesar.

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This info comes from “Polemus,” an anonymous source who was involved with the pitch for COD: Roman Wars. Polemus talked to GamesRadar and explained that the game would have been developed by Vicarious Visions, the Activision studio that handled Skylanders.

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A number of screenshots have emerged, giving us a glimpse of the game that never was. Check them out!

Exclusive screenshots on the next page