Earlier today, Activision transported gamers to the war-torn trenches of yesteryear with their official unveiling of Call of Duty WWII.
The first-person shooter’s story mode will take place in the latter days of WWII during the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944 and 1945. Elaborating on what events players can expect as the series returns to its historical roots, Activision stated, “Call of Duty WWII brings to life some of the most iconic moments of World War II, including the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.” Viewers are treated to a glimpse at some of these instances during the game’s gorgeous first trailer (embedded above).
The installment’s developer, Sledgehammer Games, also announced that a full multiplayer reveal will occur during this year’s E3, but did hint at what to expect when the title hits store shelves later this year on November 3rd:
A mode dubbed “War” will consist of Allies and Axis teams competing for a variety of objectives, while another mode titled “Divisions” will allow players to create a character from scratch and pick from a variety of classes sporting specialized sets of skills and multiplayer progressions.
Nazi Zombie mode will also be back, but with a bit of a twist on the existing format. Activision described it as “an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action.”
Did today’s reveal trailer and slew of announcements get you excited for more Call of Duty? Will the return to World War II be enough to appease the series’ rabid fan base? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!