Activision released a trailer for Call of Duty: WWII today. You can find out more about the game, due for release on Nov. 3, in our in-depth report.
The Sledgehammer Games-developed game takes place during the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944 and 1945. Its story follows Ronald “Red” Daniels, a rookie Private in the United States Army, 1st Infantry Division, also known as the “Fighting First.” A co-operative mode is planned.
Multiplayer modes include objective-based team contests between that are all about taking ground. A social space called Headquarters will also be included.
This new game is a return to the series’ starting point. First-person shooter Call of Duty, also set in World War II, launched in 2003. Four more games followed covering the same time period, culminating in 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. But since then, the series has focused on other time periods, including the 1960s and the future.
Sledgehammer was formed in 2009 by former members of Visceral Games, best known for the sci-fi horror action-adventure series Dead Space. The company contributed to 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which was developed by Infinity Ward. The Foster City, California, company then went on to create Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in 2014, to mostly positive reviews.
“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,” stated an Activision release.