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Call of Duty: WW2 Announced, Returns The Series to Its Past

Sledgehammer's Call of Duty title is confirmed for a return to the second World War.

News by Mike Williams, .

Activision has announced that the next Call of Duty will be Call of Duty: WWII. The game's official site just launched, teasing a worldwide reveal on April 26, 2017 at 10AM PST.

Leaked promotional art for the game.

"Call of Duty returns to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games. More details are incoming during the game's Worldwide Reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26 featuring Sledgehammer Games co-studio heads and founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield. Fans will be able to tune in to get a first look at Call of Duty: WWII and get intel on the studio's vision for the game," said Activision in a statement.

This follows leaked promotional steelbooks and posters sent to Youtuber FamilyVideoGamers back in March (shown above). That leaked art was 100 percent correct and lines up with official art released today.

Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condry hinted at the game in an interview with Metro UK back in 2014, back when development on this title probably would've started.

"I can only answer from my own personal tastes, this is my own personal opinion. But some of my favourite pieces of entertainment are set in World War II. Band of Brothers, I'm a massive fan of Band of Brothers," said Condry. "I think a next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War II setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing. Now, how would it play and how would the multiplayer work after the new movement set in Advanced Warfare? That's a tougher question than I've had to tackle yet..."

Call of Duty: WW2 is likely launching during holiday 2017.

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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #1 SIGGYZtar 6 months ago
    I'm fine with this. But will die hard fans be, if they're used to "superior" laser firepower?
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  • Avatar for damienolenick07 #2 damienolenick07 6 months ago
    @SIGGYZtar i think diehard fans are sick of near/far future setting in call of duty. sales have been getting lower since Black Ops 2. i think die hard fans liked call of duty because it wasn't Halo. WW2 has so many stories to tell all over the world. i'm not sure their ever was a Stalingrad set piece, but imagine with today consoles what they could do to hammer homne the desolation the German Army felt when they were left to die surrounded by the red army. even familiar set pieces like Normandy can look unreal with and can show the scope of what are great-grandfathers/grandfathers went thru. hopefully sledgehammer games can knock the single player campaign out of the park.
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #3 VotesForCows 6 months ago
    If you look at the promo art, I think its quite clear that they're stealthily confirming a Wii release for this game.
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  • Avatar for Nuclear-Vomit #4 Nuclear-Vomit 6 months ago
    I think they should have went with the Revolutionary War. Step into the shoes of the Great Hero, Washington, and cut down the red coats with your trusty axe!

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