Call of Duty: WWII is right around the corner, but we’re really just seeing the scope of the game’s single player campaign now in this trailer. And it’s pretty interesting stuff.
War is hell
Call of Duty, as a franchise, has long attempted to make storyline count in its games. For some reason or another, this hasn’t been the easiest of tasks for Activision’s baby. Games arrive yearly, and usually become hits on the strength of their multiplayer. Rarely do they produce memorable stories or characters though, outside of a few here and there. From the looks of this new trailer for WWII though, due this November, that might be about to change.
Set back in the days of World War II once again, this is where CoD got its start. The new installment looks to tackle some serious topics as well. Aside from all the shooting and big explosions, it certainly seems like Nazi concentration camps will play a part in the narrative.
I could be wrong, but I think that’s a first. And I don’t just mean for CoD, as I can’t remember the extremely heavy topic featuring in any other game ever. Even games from the Wolfenstein series have shied away from the topic.
It’s easy to understand why. And approaching it is tricky here too, especially since Call of Duty has been poked fun at in the past for broaching serious issues related to war. Let’s hope that this, one of the most hideous series’ of events from any war, is handled well with a fitting tale to go along with it.
Watch for Cal of Duty: WWII to arrive on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC this November the 3rd. You can pre-order the game right now, here.