The next installment in the Call of Duty series, World at War, will hit U.S. retail shelves in just over two months. The upcoming title is based on the same game engine as its predecessor, though rather than a contemporary setting, World at War will take the series' action back to WWII.

Some folks will get to play the game a bit earlier, with Activision announcing that a multiplayer beta is to take place this October for both Xbox 360 and PC - PlayStation 3 and Wii owners, however, appear to be out of luck. Expectations are obviously high for the game after the success of Call of Duty 4. The full retail version comes out November 11 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, and Nintendo DS.