Call of Duty: WWII releases on Friday, November 3, Activision confirmed today. They also confirmed that pre-ordering a copy of WWII grants you access to the Private Beta, which will begin later this year and will be available first to PlayStation 4 owners.
Using actual in-game footage, the first trailer for Call of Duty: WWII gives you a look at the story, characters, and Josh Duhamel. The trailer’s description adds:
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.
WWII focuses on the actions of a squad from 1944 to 1945 as they fight their way through occupied France, Belgium, and across the Rhine into Germany, but it will also touch on events from 1940 to 1944. During much of the campaign, you’ll play as Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a 19-year old from Texas.
Here’s what to expect from two of the campaign missions:
- Hürtgen Forest – An old-growth forest on the German border where Allied forces engage in devastating encounters. In the heat of battle, the German Army uses tree burst bombs that detonate at treetop level, showering soldiers with wooden shrapnel. When your unit is zeroed-in-on by hostile artillery, the forest explodes around you as debris rains down.
- Normandy – From inside a Higgins landing boat, your squad will storm Omaha Beach in a visceral audiovisual experience unlike any D-Day landing experienced in a game to date. You and your fellow soldiers must overcome the enemy defenses to serve as the tip of the spear for the Allied invasion.
What do you think of Call of Duty: WWII so far?