Trending News: ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Just Got Its First Trailer
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Call of Duty: WWII just got its first trailer. It’s fair to say it’s a little intense.
The hype machine starts now. There was plenty of excitement last week when Activision announced Call of Duty: World War II, which would return the venerable first person shooter to its 1940s origins. But yesterday we actually got a look at the thing.
Or, maybe just a whole lot of cutscenes. That’s what the first official trailer involves, interspersed with just enough footage from the actual gameplay to have you shitting your pants.
It’s intense. There’s the obligatory D-Day landing, with the pyrotechnics turned up to eleven; a Stuka attack, soldiers running everywhere in general panic; and of course tanks — lots of tanks. It’s also in glorious high definition, so every explosion feels extra real.
Just like in Call of Duty 2, players will once again find themselves in the famed 1st Infantry Division — forever immortalised as the Big Red One — landing on the beaches of Normandy in France before slowly fighting their way into Nazi Germany. There will also be a multiplayer component, both versions of the game featuring real locations and weaponry.
It will make for a change of pace from the futuristic adaptations of the Call of Duty format. But it feels like a good time to return to the battlefields of 1940s Europe, when war was perhaps a bit more black and white (even if the trailer, thankfully, hints at plenty of moral ambiguity).
If you’re like us you’ll want to preorder Call of Duty: WWII now, to give yourself access to a private beta before the November 3rd release. Otherwise, just watch this trailer a few times and enjoy your increased heart rate.
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