The three big military first-person shooter series—Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Medal of Honor—all started out set during World War II. Eventually CoD and Battlefield (though Medal of Honor tried to stay with the pack, the franchise has fallen off the map) moved on to other time periods, and in recent years we’ve been seeing modern and futuristic settings for the games.
Battlefield finally decided to jump back in time to before its roots with last year’s WWI-set Battlefield 1, but Call of Duty continued along the path forward with the futuristic Infinite Warfare. And while the ridiculous firefights in space looked over-the-top entertaining, fans were clearly sick of the direction the series was going.
Now the CoD franchise has unveiled their return to World War II, titled Call of Duty: WWII. An official reveal trailer for the game has been released, and you can find it, along with more information, below.
CALL OF DUTY: WWII OVERVIEW
Call of Duty® returns to its roots with Call of Duty®: WWII””a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war.
THE DEFINITIVE WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN
Experience the story of the unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND MULTIPLAYER
Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer engages players in grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations. Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community.
Call of Duty: WWII’s co-operative mode unleashes a new and original story. Play with your friends in this next-level standalone game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.
You can pre-order Call of Duty: WWII for PC, PS4, and Xbox One now.
Over two years in the making, Sledgehammer Games delivers a gritty, personal experience in the setting of the largest worldwide conflict in history to a new gaming generation in Call of Duty®: WWII. 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. Call of Duty: WWII delivers fast-paced, boots-on-ground combat through iconic locations in the European Theater.