World War II will once again be the battleground for Call of Duty players, as the first trailer for Call of Duty: WWII sets the stage for the game’s campaign.
The trailer is heavily story driven, showing scenes from the game’s campaign which appears to predominantly feature American soldiers in the fight across Europe. Players will take on the role of rookie Private Ronald “Red” Daniels as part of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, a unit also known as the Bloody First or the “Big Red One,” which fans may remember as the title of a Call of Duty 2 expansion. Developers claim that the story will weave in and out of real historical events, but key moments like the D-Day invasion of Normandy clearly won’t be left out.
Fighting alongside Daniels are a handful of recognizable faces. Josh Duhamel (Transfomers: The Last Knight) plays a technical sergeant named William Pierson, Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom, The Black Donnellys) portrays Red’s close friend Pfc. Robert Zussman, and Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us, Bosch) is 1st Lt. Joseph Turner.
In addition to U.S. soldiers, players will encounter characters from other countries, with a handful mentioned by name. These include a Major Crowley, an intelligence agent with the U.K.’s Special Operations Executive, and Rousseau, a female leader of the French Resistance.
As for the campaign’s gameplay, it seems to check off all the boxes of a Call of Duty campaign, with action set-pieces and gritty combat.
Call of Duty: WWII is slated to launch November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A private multiplayer beta will be available through pre-order later this year, coming first to PS4.