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Modern Warfare 3 announcement coming next month - report

UK magazine PSM3 points to mid-April reveal

The first snippet of Modern Warfare 3 gameplay may be with us next month, according to respected UK PlayStation magazine PSM3.

According to the publication's latest issue, insider rumours say "the next in Activision's megaton FPS series will be announced in mid-April". No specific date is given.

The prediction would fit snugly with Activision's CoD: Black Ops reveal from 2010, which snuck out on April 30 - as the publisher lifted the lid on the game's official website.

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Rumours from Official PlayStation Magazine UK suggest that Modern Warfare 3 may contain at least some sections linking back to the past of popular character Ghost.

PSM3 adds: "Based on the ending of MW2, we'd be surprised if the story doesn't pick up with Soap and Price on the run, after they were set up by General Shepherd."

The game's sure to have some stiff competition if it comes out towards the end of the year as expected - not least from EA's Battlefield 3.

Swedish creator DICE suggested last month that its competitors in the FPS space had been "treading water" with recent releases.

Meanwhile, the May 2011 issue of PSM3 contains an exclusive, lengthy first look at Saints Row: The Third and an amazing 22-page shooter special.

PSM3 is with subs today and will be in stores on Thursday. Buy it and have it delivered to your door.

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