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

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.

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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