Activision is taking the Call of Duty franchise to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII. The trailer shows cutscenes and some gameplay footage, and it looks polished. The chaotic and adrenaline pumping Normandy beach-storming scene in the trailer brings back memories of the Spielberg-like opening of Medal of Honor: Frontline.
The trailer is set up in the style of a cinematic trailer, so even though it states that the trailer consists entirely of “in-game footage,” actual gameplay footage is sparse and brief. It is hard to get a good idea of what gameplay is like, but visually it looks like the game will be utilizing a fair portion of the system’s graphic card capabilities, whether PC or console.
The game will follow “The Bloody First,” as they “preserve freedom in the face of tyranny.”
According to Polygon, in story mode, the player will assume the role of Ronald “Red” Daniels, who is a member of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division. Co-op play is also available during the campaign. GameSpot reported that there is also at least one mission where players fight as a woman in the French resistance. A multiplayer mode is available as is an area called “Headquarters,” which is reserved for socializing and setting up teams.
An Activision release states, the game will take place between 1944 and 1945 and players can expect to fight through Normandy on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge among other battles from the period.
The Verge reports that preorders of the game receive access to a private beta. While there is no official word on when the beta will start, expect it soon since the game ships on November 3. It will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.