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Call of Duty: WWII Release Date and Story Details Announced



Call of Duty: WWII

In a livestream sporting the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: WWII, Activision has officially announced the release date of the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise.

The announcement comes just two days after marketing materials were leaked. Activision has announced that Call of Duty: WWII will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 3, 2017.

This announcement came with a new reveal trailer, which can be seen below.

To supplement this information, Activision provided details on the game’s single-player campaign. Players will take control of Ronald “Red” Daniels, a private in the U.S. Army. Daniels and other members of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division will fight across World War II’s European Theatre, primarily in 1944 and 1945. Call of Duty: WWII will feature iconic locations, including the Normandy beaches, the liberation of Paris, and eventually Germany. Two of WWII’s most infamous battles, Operation Overlord (D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge, will be included as well.

Sledgehammer Games, the developer behind CoD: WWII, has stated they want to capture the essence of brotherhood between soldiers in World War II, committing themselves to “capturing the deeper, emotional level of the game.”

Call of Duty: WWII will also offer a separate co-op campaign, which will have an original story. However, further details are unknown.

The game, both its multiplayer and single-player elements, is to return to putting “boots on the ground” while maintaining fast-paced gameplay. The developers are also reportedly creating a game that “rewards gun skill.”

Players who pre-order soon will be given access to the private beta when it goes live later this year. The multiplayer beta will be playable for the first time at this year’s E3 conference, which is taking place June 13-15, 2017.

The game has been in development for just over two years and was announced last week.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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