Sledgehammer has pledged to make this year's Call of Duty the most realistic and gritty for some time.
Although there will be Nazi Zombies. Those aside, however, the realism will be on point.
As you can see in the trailer below, the new Call of Duty will deliver on its trademark cinematic feel, this time with players sweeping across Europe as part of the 1st Infantry Division. Scenes will include the iconic Normandy Landing, as first popularised in video game by Medal of Honor.
The multiplayer mode boasts a new create-a-class system, while everything will be underpinned by a new social hub called Headquarters. The aforementioned Nazi Zombies feature as part of a new standalone online co-op mode that has its own story.
Call of Duty: WWII is due out worldwide on November 3rd. There will be three versions – the standard Base Edition (both physical and Digital), a Digital Deluxe Edition including the Season Pass and a Pro Edition.
More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion,” Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said. The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honours both the epic scale, and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known. This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”
Sledgehammer co-founder and studio head Michael Condrey added: Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII.
Our rich narrative driven, action-packed campaign, and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. And, our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that's an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love.”