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.