"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", said Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO.
This announcement came with a new reveal trailer, which can be seen below. As Sledgehammer itself noted during the event, World War 2 was not just an American conflict and featured a diverse set of people, including men, women and people of all different ethnicities, and it's important to represent that.
In Call of Duty: WWII, players will take on the role of Ronald "Red" Daniels, a member of the USA 1st Infantry Division across the European theatre of World War II. The marketing material, leaked via Call of Duty blog Charlie Intel, mentioned access to a private beta granted to players that preorder the game.
Activision officially dated Call of Duty: WWII's release as November 3rd, 2017 so you can start your countdowns now.
The story apparently will push across the European theater, from Normandy to the liberation of Paris and then onward into Germany.
A new Multiplayer experience that immerses players in iconic World War II battles, where Allied and Axis clash in team-driven gameplay in the fight for strategic objectives. Check out the preview image of Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies mode below. The multiplayer beta will be playable for the first time at this year's E3 conference, which is taking place June 13-15, 2017. Naturally there's a Season Pass in store, which means post-launch content updates throughout 2018.
Call of Duty: WWII will also offer a separate co-op campaign, which will have an original story.
Activision recently announced that it will finally reveal the next "Call of Duty" game called "Call of Duty: WWII" this week. Though Sledgehammer spoke mostly in general terms today, we did find out a number of interesting details - including the game's release date. Leaks about the upcoming game has gotten fans of the first-person shooting franchise excited about its release.
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