April 26, 2017 will live in infamy as the day that changed the Call of Duty franchise forever.
After Modern Warfare 2, the Call of Duty series has veered left and right with games such as Ghosts, Advanced Warfare, Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare. This year, however, Activision is going back to the style of game that made the series great in the first place: World War II-era combat.
On April 26 Call of Duty: World War II was announced. No longer are we to see wall jumping and jet packs dominating multiplayer because CoD: WWII will be all about "boots-on-the-ground" combat. The multiplayer will offer new modes, systems and gameplay innovations across the iconic Western Front of Word War II.
The single player campaign is said to have outstanding visuals and will put players in the very center of a world that was on the brink of tyranny. The return of the fan favorite Nazi Zombie game mode will be welcomed by longtime fans.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said, “More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion. The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honors both the epic scale and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known. This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”
Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, said, “Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII. Our rich, narrative-driven, action-packed campaign and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. And our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that’s an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love.”
Call of Duty fans once again have something incredible to look forward to. Call of Duty is a series that once exclusively had been set in World War II, and this year the series returns to its roots after all these years of crazy modern and near-future storylines.
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