Activision and Sledgehammer Games released the official Call of Duty: WWII trailer for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The trailer covers the new game's campaign mode, some of the gameplay and a few of the characters you'll meet along the way.
The trailer recently went live over on the official Call of Duty YouTube channel, and instantly became the number one trending video on YouTube, all to no one's surprise. It is the biggest annual video game series out there, and it has an unbelievably loyal following.
The trailer clocks in at just over two minutes, and it starts with a dramatic look at the beach of Normandy, where soldiers get ripped to shreds as the MGs on the hilltop rip into the attackers like a lead-made hailstorm.
Graphically, Call of Duty: WWII looks to be up there with its closest rival, Battlefield 1. Obviously the Frostbite 3 affords DICE a lot more leeway in achieving near realistic visuals for some of their vehicles and environments, but Sledgehammer isn't too far behind with their tactical use of post-processing and film-gauze filters in certain areas of their upcoming World War II first-person shooter.
We get to see that the game won't be limited to just boots on the ground situations. There are also moments where players will accompany tank patrols through thick forests, and even man AA guns to take down incoming aircraft.
The trailer is freaking intense.
It looks like there are some soldiers who don't get along, some moments where everybody seemingly dies, and some moments where the whole world seems to be collapsing around the ears of everyone just trying to survive.
Whatever you think of Call of Duty is fine, but you have to give props to Activision's marketing team for putting together a trailer that looks absolutely fantastic.
We also get confirmation that Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel is in the game. So the veteran actor will be starring in at least two super huge blockbusters this year, with Call of Duty: WWII and Transformers: The Last Knight. Of course, in both cases there's really no telling how long he'll last. Call of Duty is notorious for killing off its main characters before the credits roll (or sometimes before you even get halfway through the game), so it's impossible to know exactly how much of a starring role Duhamel will have in the upcoming title or if he'll even live to the end credit scenes.
Anyway, the trailer ends by rocking a November 3rd release date for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and there's a quick reminder that you can gain access to a private beta for Call of Duty: WWII by pre-ordering the game. So far, the reception and feedback for Activision's dive back into the World War II era seems to be rather positive, and you can check the action out yourself later this year.