Sledgehammer Games has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: WWII focused on the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming entry in the immensely popular franchise. The Call of Duty series may be the closest thing to a action movie blockbuster franchise that the gaming industry has, with 13 entries of first person shooting mayhem. The series has shifted from old-fashioned early 20th century settings to multiple outings built on slick, modern warfare missions. In the 14th entry, the series will return to its older wartime roots.
Thanks to E3 2017, we have a new look at WWII, in particular the multiplayer modes of the new game. Being the first entry of the Call of Duty franchise to be set in World War II since 2008’s World at War, the game looks like an interesting blend of modern gameplay and nostalgic recollection of the earliest entries in the franchise.
The footage highlights the brutality and grittiness of the wartime setting, along with the vastly diverse amount of weaponry available to the player. At one point, a player uses a flamethrower to torch some other poor soul.
The settings have changed, the armor has gone retro, and the weapons are antiquated compared to the guns and grenades of the Modern Warfare part of the franchise. The rest, however, is classic Call of Duty gameplay, with a good mixture of long-range shooting, mid-range strategy, and close and intimate finishing moves.
As a franchise, Call of Duty may be suffering from a bit of audience fatigue, as rabid gamers have criticized the series in the past for its repetitive storytelling and gameplay. In fact, the games are planning to eventually make their way to the silver screen. The recent attempts to move the series beyond modern day into futuristic technology was a risky move, but slightly paid off, as games like Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare valiantly tried to shake up the formula without becoming unrecognizable to the general public. It was time to go back to basics it seems, with this trailer clearly showing that the games have returned to what made them successful in the first place.
Call of Duty: WWII will be released on November 3, a typical time of year for the franchise to release their latest installment.
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