Call of Duty WWII is the latest entry in first-person-shooter series and is the first in a long time which is actually making me excited to play them again. Last Christmas, Iain reviewed Infinite Warfare and it wasn’t as great as it could’ve been. I know the ‘tech’ aspect would’ve put me off even more. I prefer old-school shooters, so at the same time, Battlefield 1 was the game for me. But now, it has a new competitor.
Call of Duty WWII allows you to enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood across the European theatre in a mission vital to the success of the Allied powers. The all-new Call of Duty delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale. In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience. Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty WWII defines the World War II game experience for a new generation of consoles.
Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO: “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. 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.”
Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games: “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”.
Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games added, “the story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before. It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.”
Call of Duty WWII takes the franchise back to its roots in a bold cinematic experience that captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever. Activision’s gripping new title is an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1st Infantry Division, with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters. Through stunning visuals and intense audio, players storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, march across France to liberate Paris and ultimately push forward into Germany in some of the most monumental battles of all-time.
The Multiplayer combat immerses players in grounded, fast-paced action featuring an arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment, set in some of the most iconic locations in World War II’s European theatre. It also delivers a new approach to character and create-a-class through Divisions, War, an all-new narrative multiplayer mode of play, and Headquarters, a first of its kind for the Call of Duty social community, designed for players to interact and socialise with friends. The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action. Look for more information about Multiplayer at E3 and the Nazi Zombies cooperative experience at a later date.
Call of Duty WWII pre-orders at participating retailers includes access to the Private Beta, available first on PS4 scheduled for later this year. Call of Duty WWII is available for pre-order in the following editions:
- Base Edition and Digital Base Edition
- Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass and more
- Pro Edition – Season Pass, collectible Steelbook and more
Check out the trailer below, the Live Reveal below that, and click on the packshot for the full-size image:
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