After Call of Duty: World at War, Sony and game developers Activision and Slegdgehammer are bringing back a new Call of Duty game set in the World War 2 era. Aptly named, Call of Duty: World War II, the announcement of the new game came with a jaw-dropping trailer and today, we might expect to see even more exciting promotions of the first-person shooter game.
The highly popular Call of Duty series has been around for a while and has successfully amassed fans from across the globe. It was no surprise that when Call of Duty: World War II was revealed at the E3 2017 during Sony’s presentation, it had the crowd hooked.
Call of Duty: World War II is taking a more realistic approach this time instead of the sci-fi elements the last COD game, Infinite Warfare, packed. The game starts with the player landing in Normand on D-Day as part of the 1st Infantry Division. The story is told from the POV of Ronald Daniels who is a rookie in the US Army. The game will also feature a variety of characters including women resistance fighters, an American platoon, a British officer and a soldier form the African-American Unit.
No longer will the player be able to use jetpacks or superhuman boosting. In fact, you’d be able to run only until your breath runs out. Call of Duty: World War II does have a few unrealistic components to it to add to the thrill of the game for example you’ll still be able to perform a bayonet charge. Furthermore, dive-bombers, recon planes and flamethrower units can be summoned as well, but for the most part this COD game is taking things in a more old-fashioned way.
As far as the weaponry is concerned, Call of Duty: World War II will take a fair approach to the firearms. Both the Axis and the Allies will be able to use all the weapons present in the game. The Allies will be able to use German Weaponry, while the Germans will be able to equip M1 Garands. In an interview with PC Gamer, game designer Sean Soucy said: “There’s a lot of design considerations that come into something like that,” principal multiplayer designer Sean Soucy told PC Gamer today at E3. “We wanted to make sure that players have, you know, Call of Duty players are used to having access to their array of gear, their array of weapons.”
The trailer of the game showed some impressive graphics and classic controls, along with a multiplayer mode. See for yourself:
Hold up. There’s still more news to Call of Duty: World War II. Starting at 4 pm UTC today, actual World War II planes will fly over the Los Angeles convention center where E3 is taking place, flying altitudes ranging between 800-1000 feet. So keep a lookout for the flyby if you’re anywhere near LA right now!
Call of Duty: World War II will be released on November 3rd this year. The game will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.