Not to be out done by Ea’s amazing Battlefront, Activision have officially unveiled Call of Duty WW2. After getting a bit hit and miss with Advanced and Infinite Warfare, Activision has gone back to where the franchise started by harnessing the power of the modern console to deliver a World War 2 epic FPS that just like a good artillery round looks like a blast!
“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. “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.”
“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,” said Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games.
Added Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, “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.”
From the reveal trailer it looks like we are getting some gritty realism to convey that immense scale of War that only a game based on the bloodiest, brutal War in our History can deliver. The only downer here is that Activision is persisting with their Zombie affiliation by adding in a Nazi Zombie mode, c’mon guys I think we can all agree that the Zombie mode is about 5 years past it’s used by date. Other than that though all we wanna do is put on our boots, grab hold of our Rifle’s and attempt to avoid some good old fashioned trenchfoot as we tackle World War 2.
Call of Duty: WWII pre-orders at participating retailers includes access to the Private Beta, available first on PlayStation 4, scheduled for later this year. Call of Duty: WWII is available for pre-order in the following editions:
- Base Edition and Digital Base Edition – Suggested Retail Price AUD$99.95 / NZD$109.99.
- Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass** and more, AUD$149.95 / NZD$169.99.
- Pro Edition – Season Pass**, collectible SteelbookTM and more, AUD$139.95 / NZD$159.99
Call of Duty WW2 is set for release on 3 November 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and of course PC (because we don’t want the Master race to be left out).