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.
“This is based on one of the most monumental moments in human history, and we get to honor and respect that global sacrifice, to honor the men and women who fought for freedom on all fronts, on a global scale,” said Michael Condrey, Sledgehammer Games Co-Founder.
Glen Schofield, Sledgehammer Games’ other Co-Founder, added that the team named the main character after his father, who passed away during production. “The story Call of Duty: WWII follows a global and diverse cast, but for me it honors my father Ronald “Red” Daniels and his squad, and not just what they went through from a global perspective, but what they went through personally. We like to tell a story within a story, and this is no different.”
Call of Duty: WWII focuses on the actions of a squad from 1944 to 1945, but will also touch on events from 1940 to 1944 to help set the stage for the narrative and establish the characters. It takes place in the European theater of conflict, at a time when the Allied forces were finally starting to gather strength on their march into Germany. You and your squad will fight your way through occupied France, Belgium, and across the Rhine into Germany. Actors set to appear in the game include Josh Duhamel (Transformers franchise), Jonathan Tucker (Justified, Parenthood), and Jeffery Pierce.
In addition, Two missions from the campaign missions were revealed:
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.
The game’s highly-anticipated multiplayer will be fully revealed at this year’s E3 but three modes were announced, including:
War: This narrative-driven mode brings a gripping new layer of excitement to Axis vs. Allies team play.
Divisions: A new approach to Create-a-Class and character customization as you enlist in a division and progress through the ranks.
Headquarters: A brand-new, social feature for Call of Duty, where you rally and interact with your fellow soldiers.
Call of Duty: WWII will be released on November 3, 2017.