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Call of Duty: WWII Launches Today

by on November 3, 2017
 

Craving old school Call of Duty gameplay? Activision heard you and made the latest game in the series a throwback. What awaits you under the green artwork?

If you feel like shooting down Nazis November is THE month, because after Wolfenstein II comes Call of Duty: WWII, a return to the series’ classic roots after a few detours into the future and into space. The single-player is a classic Allies vs. Axis tale and the multiplayer gets back to muddy run-and-gun basics. But just in case you think the franchise has become completely grounded once again, there is a “Nazi Zombies” mode in it somewhere.

This year’s CoD was put together by Sledgehammer Games, who did a large amount of research. Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head, says “Call of Duty: WWII has been incredibly personal for us, with members of the Sledgehammer Games team and cast directly connected to World War II veterans. From the start, we committed ourselves to recreating the setting and locations, as well as years of research to make sure we captured the spirit and tone that players will experience.”

“We were determined to deliver an unforgettable World War II experience, and I think we have,” adds Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision.

Call of Duty: WWII is out now for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC. Base edition is $60, the Pro Edition (which includes the Season Pass) is $99.99 and the Digital Deluxe Edition (which has the same content as the Pro edition but in digital form) is also $99. For more info, check out Activision’s press release below.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Call of Duty®: WWII is available now digitally and at global retailers worldwide. The most anticipated multi-platform game of this holiday according to Nielsen Game Rank™, marks Call of Duty®‘s return to where the franchise first began, World War II. The new title takes players to the frontlines of the greatest military conflict ever known, through a personal story of heroism and the unbreakable bond of brotherhood, in the fight to save the world from tyranny.

Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII also delivers a boots-on-the-ground multiplayer experience with new community-engaging features as well as a terrifying cooperative mode, Nazi Zombies.

Call of Duty: WWII is the right game at the right time for our fans. Returning the franchise to its gritty, boots-on-the-ground, military roots was a big opportunity and a big responsibility. We were determined to deliver an unforgettable World War II experience, and I think we have,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “Our teams at Sledgehammer and Raven not only captured the epic scale and authentic atmosphere of the most brutal war ever fought, they also brought a hell of a lot of innovations—from a whole new way to play multiplayer with War Mode, to a new social space with Headquarters, to a jump-out-of-your-chair-scary Nazi Zombies mode. Whether you’re a long-time player, or totally new to the franchise, this is the game that will bring all of our fans together.”

Call of Duty: WWII has been incredibly personal for us, with members of the Sledgehammer Games team and cast directly connected to World War II veterans. From the start, we committed ourselves to recreating the setting and locations, as well as years of research to make sure we captured the spirit and tone that players will experience,” said Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head of Sledgehammer Games.

“Being a part of taking Call of Duty fans back to World War II has been an unforgettable privilege for all of us,” added Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head of Sledgehammer Games. “The stories of sacrifice, comradery, and selflessness demonstrated by the men and women of The Greatest Generation inspired each of us to do the very best work of our careers. We kept these humble heroes at the forefront of developing the game and we proudly share it with the Call of Duty community in their honor.”

Call of Duty: WWII is loaded with an incredible amount of content, and delivers a variety of new ways for all players to connect, compete, and engage as a community across the unique modes of play. The Call of Duty: WWII story campaign immerses players into an intense journey filled with gripping action and epic battles. Players follow the story of Ronald “Red” Daniels, a member of the US 1st Infantry Division, who joins British forces and the French Resistance, and battle across the beaches of Normandy, to the liberation of Paris and ultimately into Germany.

Call of Duty®: WWII multiplayer is a fast-paced, grounded, and action-packed mode set in some of the most iconic locations in World War II’s European theater with an arsenal of iconic weapons and equipment to suit different play styles and innovative ways to experience the mode, including:

  • War Mode: Developed in partnership with Raven Software, allows players to compete against each other as Allies and Axis forces in team-driven, objective missions.
  • Divisions: Redefines create-a-class system for how players develop their WWII Multiplayer Careers by enlisting in five iconic divisions, including the first to the fight Airborne Division, sharpshooting Mountain Division, the versatile Infantry Division, heavily-equipped Armored Division, and the Expeditionary Division armed with incendiary rounds and shotguns.
  • Headquarters: An evolving, shared social space for players to connect with fans and friends.

Nazi Zombies is an all-new, cooperative zombies mode that thrusts players into a dark and terrifying, new and unique storyline set within a mythical and mystical World War II universe. Players embark on a chilling journey through a snowy Bavarian village in Germany, which holds a twisted secret to an unimaginable and monstrous power.

With the launch of Call of Duty: WWII, the Call of Duty World League (CWL) prepares for its biggest season yet with $4.2 million in total prize money on the line, the largest in Call of Duty esports history. Players can participate online in CWL Ladders at launch via the in-game MLG GameBattles mode on PlayStation 4 and earn CWL Pro Points, which determines seeding for online and offline leagues and events. Teams can also participate in-person at CWL Global Open LAN tournaments beginning with the CWL Dallas Open on December 8-10. Learn more at callofduty.com/cwl.

In conjunction with the release of Call of Duty: WWII, the Call of Duty™ Endowment is getting the squad back together for the annual Race to Prestige. Kicking-off on Thursday, November 2, at 10:00 am Pacific, personalities iiJERiiCHOii, GoldGloveTV, TmarTn, Hutch, and VernNotice will play and livestream action-packed Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer directly from Sledgehammer Games around the clock through Sunday, November 5. Viewers can tune into the broadcast, streaming live from Sledgehammer Games and featuring special guests and members of the development team, at twitch.tv/therace.

Call of Duty: WWII is rated M for Mature and is now available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One X and, Xbox One. For PC fans, the game is also now available on Steam. Call of Duty: WWII comes in the following editions:

  • Base Edition and Digital Base Edition – Suggested Retail Price, SRP $59.99.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass** and more, SRP $99.99.
  • Pro Edition – Season Pass**, collectible Steelbook™ and more, SRP $99.99

Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: WWII Editions. Season Pass content is available first on PlayStation®4.

**Season Pass purchasers receive 2018 Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass content. Season Pass content is not final, is subject to change, and may not include all downloadable content available for the game. Season Pass content may not be available in all countries, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Season Pass content should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase separately, or you will be charged again. Season Pass content may be sold separately.

The title is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by Sledgehammer Games with additional development support from Raven Software. For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty, or follow @CallofDuty and @SHGames on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com, or by following @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected features and dates of the Call of Duty World League, including the CWL Dallas Open, and the dates and features of the Call of Duty™ Endowment Race to Prestige, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

© 2017 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY WWII are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. MLG is a trademark of Major League Gaming Corp.
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