Following Activision’s worldwide reveal, we now know that the next instalment in the Call of Duty series; Call of Duty: World War II, will be released on November 3rd, 2017 and is available for digital and physical pre-order now.
Watch the official Australian reveal trailer here:
Over two years in the making, Call of Duty: WWII will feature a campaign similar to Call of Duty 2 which had players among the 1st Infantry of the United States, nicknamed The Big Red One. Read the official description below:
“Featuring a global cast of characters across Europe, players will follow the gripping story of Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young United States Army private, as he and his squad, the legendary US 1st Infantry Division, trek through the harrowing European theater of war. Joining Allied forces from the U.K. and the French Resistance, across the beaches of Normandy, to the liberation of Paris and ultimately into Germany, the squad must fight alongside a global and diverse cast of characters to achieve victory. The story campaign delivers the gritty authenticity and cinematic intensity of WWII combat, honoring the unforgettable heroism of the Fighting First.”
According to developers, the game will portray historically accurate locations, weaponry and equipment.
Though the trailer is focused on the game’s campaign, the game’s website does mention that multiplayer gameplay will “keep players in grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations.” and that “Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community.”, referring to the game’s new reward system.
Again, this part was left out of the official trailer but of course, we’re getting more zombies in this year’s instalment of the CoD series. Sadly, the Hoff won’t be making an appearance in this one but players will have the opportunity to combat Nazi zombies in an all-new co-op mode.
Call of Duty: World War II will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and preordering the game will allow players access to the Private Beta. The closed Beta will be available for PS4 players first, continuing the franchise’s exclusive relationship with Sony and will be followed by the Beta on Xbox One and PC, though we do not have dates for this yet.