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  1. Despite bundling a Modern Warfare remaster with select versions of Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty's latest title didn't perform as well as expected. Activision's latest earnings call earlier this week confirmed the perennial shooter's struggles this year, and noted that this year's entry will see the franchise go "back to its roots" as Sledgehammer prepares to take its turn in the three-year cycle. Which roots Call of Duty returns to is anyone's guess, as we could be looking at anything from the World War II era to Modern Warfare.

    Activision admitted that although Infinite Warfare had "a ton of great gameplay innovations," fans didn't take them to heart and the game wasn't as well received as the publisher wanted. Activision likes big numbers, and seeing smaller than anticipated numbers with last year's Call of Duty was a bit of a jolt to the publisher. Sledgehammer's last time in the three year cycle was 2014, when Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the annual round of milking the cash cow.

    The extra hands from Infinity Ward absorbing Neversoft didn't appear to be enough to make Infinite Warfare as good as everyone had hoped for. Now that each developer has three years to work on their Call of Duty titles, fans of the perennial shooter franchise can only hope Sledgehammer's 2017 offering is a bit more down to earth than Infinite Warfare. This year's Call of Duty title hasn't been officially revealed yet, but everyone already knew it was coming even without Activision's confirmation.
     
  2. The original Call of Duty on PC was a pretty harrowing trek across Europe under the Nazi boot during World War II.

    Well, if leaked documents and marketing material emailed anonymously to YouTube channel TheFamilyVideoGamers are to be believed, gamers can look forward to a return to the setting in this Autumn's outing.

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    It would be a welcome departure from the previous few entries which have placed players in the shoes of modern and future soldiers. Last year's Battlefield 1 is is already said to have sold more than 15 million copies since launch in October last year so the appetite is there.

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    Activision are yet to confirm the rumours as you would expect. The images do look a little rough around the edges but the rumours could still be true because the franchise has become quite tired in recent iterations and sales are starting to reflect that.

    Further details are thin on the ground; expect more from E3 in June.
     
  3. Really hope this is true.
     
  4. Activision has finally confirmed all the recent rumours by announcing the title of this year’s Call of Duty. Yes it is called COD WW2 and a date has been set for the worldwide reveal, next Wednesday, April 26th at 6pm GMT.

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    That’s it, really, but Activision will reveal more on Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: World War 2 next week via a livestream at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK, April 26 on the Call of Duty website.
     
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  5. Glad to see they are going back to WWII, recent games in the franchise have been weird.
     
  6. Details of Call of Duty: WWII have hit the internet ahead of Sledgehammer Games’ planned reveal later this week. It’s all thanks to a leaked Aussie ad, first spotted over on Reddit.

    First, the materials say WWII has a release date of 3 November, 2017. Moreover, a private beta will be offered to those who pre-order the title.

    The materials also go into PR speak on some of WWII‘s modes.

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    Overall
    Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII – a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.

    Campaign
    Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of an unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Players enlist in a gritty intense journey through the battlegrounds of war. The campaign features bold, lifelike visuals with the kind of blockbuster cinematic authenticity that only Call of Duty can deliver.

    Multiplayer
    Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer engages players grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations. Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community.

    “High-Octane” co-op
    Call of Duty: WWII’s co-operative mode unleashes a new and original story. Play with your friends in this next-level standalone game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.
     
  7. This is our first, unofficial look at in-game screenshots from Call of Duty: WW2.

    Since Activision officially announced the name of the next Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: WW2, different bits of information have been slowly making their way online.

    First, we learned some details about the story, the new co-op mode, and the boots-on-the-ground multiplayer. The November 3 release date was then spotted on a big ad.

    There’s also going to be a “private beta” you can get into by pre-ordering. But, until now, we hadn’t actually seen any footage or screens beyond the official art.

    The eagle-eyed folks at Charlie Intel noticed that the official Call of Duty website, particularly the account log in page, was updated with three new WW2 images briefly, following the announcement. These have now been taken down of course, but not before the site grabbed them.

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    Despite the low resolution, you can easily see how well-detailed everything looks. This is after all the first time we’re seeing a WW2 setting on this console generation.
     
  8. Today Activision and Sledgehammer Games revealed the new game of the Call of Duty series, which we already know is called Call of Duty: WWII. We can also confirm the game will be released on November 3rd for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

    Together with the release date, we also get a rather spectacular reveal trailer giving us a look on the gritty nature of the game.



    The pictures, that you can see below, give a good idea of the gritty nature of the portrayal of the conflict.

    The game is set entirely in the European theater primarily between 1944 and 1945, from the D-Day in Normandy, through Belgium and all the way into Germany.

    The story follows mainly the 1st Infantry division, but portrays diverse characters from other nationalities, including British intelligence officer Crowley and French resistance leader Russeau.

    Main focus and protagonist will be Private “Red” Daniels, a young recruit that landed on the beaches of Normandy, accompanied by his best friend, Robert Zussman.

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    Multiplayer, that will be fully revealed at E3, will include a new “War” mode, an Axis vs. Allies objective-based narrative-driven PvP mode.

    The game will also feature Divisions, allowing you to enlist in a division and progress through its ranks. A co-op mode will also be included, featuring, you guessed it, Nazi zombies.

    Below you can see what’s on the menu, with a private beta included in pre-orders at participating retailers. It will come first on PS4 later this year:
    • Base Edition and Digital Base Edition – Suggested Retail Price $59.99.
    • Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass and more, SRP $99.99.
    • Pro Edition – Season Pass, collectible SteelbookTM and more, SRP $99.99
    And yes, a Season Pass has also been announced, but content has not been announced yet.

    Below you can also read a few official comments, starting with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, who promises “an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience:”

    “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.”

    Sledgehammer Games Studio Head and Co-Founder Michael Condrey also commented:

    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.

    Glen Schofield, who is the other Co-Founder and Studio Head closed the dances with his own statement:

    The story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before. It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.

    Last, but not least, we get an official description encompassing story, multiplayer, and the inevitable “Nazi Zombies” mode.

    Call of Duty: WWII takes the franchise back to its roots in a bold cinematic experience that captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever. Activision’s gripping new title is an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1st Infantry Division, with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters. Through stunning visuals and intense audio, players storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, march across France to liberate Paris and ultimately push forward into Germany in some of the most monumental battles of all-time.

    Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer combat immerses players in grounded, fast-paced action featuring an arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment, set in some of the most iconic locations in World War II’s European theater. Multiplayer also delivers a new approach to character and create-a-class through Divisions, War, an all-new narrative multiplayer mode of play, and Headquarters, a first of its kind for the Call of Duty social community, designed for players to interact and socialize with friends. The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action. Look for more information about Multiplayer at E3 and the Nazi Zombies cooperative experience at a later date
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  9. Two pieces of news today, firstly regarding the Zombies mode and some news on multiplayer features.

    Call of Duty: WW2 is going back to the franchise's roots, but bringing more modern touches with it – including the Zombies mode.

    You might expect Sledgehammer to compromise on the fashion for historical authenticity when it comes to the undead hordes, but this is apparently not the case. In an EDGE feature mined by the good citizens of Reddit, Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield said the plot of Call of Duty: WW2's Zombies mode will include some “really authentic stuff” and be “based on real events”.

    You probably don't need to be told that this means the events of Zombies, which are entirely fictional, will take place in the context of real historical events – and not that Sledgehammer is suggesting zombies really played a role in the second World War.

    Call of Duty WWII multiplayer reveal will be coming only next week during the E3, but some additional details on how the experience will differ from Sledgehammer Games' previous title have already managed to emerge online.

    In the latest issue of EDGE magazine, Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey talked about the pace of the Call of Duty WWII, which is going to be slower than before and more strategic, also due to the lack of boosts, thrusts and other abilities that were introduced in Advanced Warfare.
    Call of Duty WWII multiplayer mode will also feature maps that will explore different fronts, as well as battlefields that will be featured in the single player mode.
     
  10. Publisher Activision has revealed some details about the next installment in its Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: WWII.

    In Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer, players will be thrust into fast-paced, classic, boots on the ground combat. Instead of Call of Duty’s normal create-a-class feature, players will be able to choose between four different divisions, each with their own unique play-style.
    • Airborne: First to the fight, where you move fast and stay quiet
    • Mountain: Focusing on precise and deadly sharpshooting
    • Infantry: Be the tip of the spear
    • Armored: Bringing the heaviest firepower
    • Expeditionary Force: Packing heat with incendiary shells
    In War mode, players will be forced to work as a team in order to take control over multiple, changing strategic objectives. Developer Sledgehammer Games says that this mode will be an entirely fresh way to play Call of Duty.

     
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