The next iteration of Call of Duty has been unveiled, as Activision and Sledgehammer Games introduced Call of Duty: World War II via a livestream event in London, showing off the franchise’s return to the 1940s and focus on traditional warfare.
The game is being described as a true “boots on the ground”, gritty, authentic military experience that the Call of Duty franchise was built on. Players will play through the story of ordinary men turned soldiers in the 1st Infantry Division as they fight to preserve freedom in the face of tyranny in the European theatre of war.
Scenes from Normandy’s D-Day landings and the first assault into the European battlefronts are shown in the trailer, and it all looks spectacular from the initial footage.
Sledgehammer Games also emphasise the attention paid to the story and personal element of the war, going to great lengths to capture the human stories and camaraderie that the war created.
Transformers star Josh Duhamel is one of the actors who lends his voice and likeness to the game.
Of course, the game will also feature an expansive multiplayer mode which will be detailed further in the coming months.
Call of Duty: World War II will release in November. No specific platforms have been announced, but it’s pretty safe to assume its coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC.