Described as “gritty” and “visceral” and “boots on the ground” and all of the other buzzwords you’ve come to expect from a military shooter, here’s Call of Duty: WWII, coming November 3 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
This one is developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio last responsible for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in 2014. They’re hyping the game as an authentic look at World War II, and it’s certainly a departure for the series after the last few years of modern and futuristic warfare.
Call of Duty: WWII will take place between 1944 and 1945, Sledgehammer says. You’ll play as a young private who’s “seeing his first real action” in the Battle of Normandy, and fight across the European Theatre. There’ll be a Nazi zombie co-op campaign, a multiplayer Axis vs. Allies mode, and even some sort of lobby:
In a livestream promoting the new game, representatives used the word “visceral” roughly 7000 times. There’ll be a private beta later this year.