The new Call of Duty: WWII trailer was released and it looks awesome.
The next Call of Duty video game will harken back to the series' roots. For the first time in almost a decade, the Call of Duty franchise will return to the battlefields of the Second World War.
In recent years, owner and publisher Activision has chosen to focus on modern and post-modern combat. Last year's release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
brought gamers into outer space and zero-gravity environments. But even as video games began to trend towards more futuristic first-person shooters, gamers were clamoring to get back to the beaches of Normandy. In 2016, rival video game company Electronic Arts released Battlefield 1
, bringing gamers to the front lines of World War One. The game was a huge commercial success and proved there is still a market for video games built around 20th Century conflicts.
The game will feature a single player campaign as well as online multiplayer. The trailer only shows the European campaign, so it is uncertain if the game will feature the Pacific campaign out of the box or whether that could come by way of downloadable content. The game's voice-over cast will feature Josh Duhamel (Transformers
), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom
), and Jeffrey Pierce (Bosch
To the delight of fans, developer Sledgehammer Games posted a teaser image on their Twitter account confirming that the fan-favorite Nazi Zombies
co-operative mini game will also be included in Call of Duty: WWII
. In Nazi Zombies, players team up to repel wave after wave of undead German soldiers to see how long the can hold out.
Call of Duty: WWII
will be released worldwide on November 3, 2017, just in time for the holiday shopping season. It will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. It is unknown whether Call of Duty: WWII
is being optimized for Xbox's Project Scorpio, which is set to be released around the same time. People who pre-order their copy will gain access to a private beta, allowing them to test the pre-production version weeks before it goes on sale.
The standard version of the game is already on pre-order for $59.99. Collector's Editions of the game have yet to be released, but it is expected that they will retail for around $100 and include a season pass for all downloadable content as well as other in-game perks.
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