Activision is pulling no punches when promoting their upcoming game from Sledgehammer Games Call of Duty: WWII. After the underwhelming performance of their last futuristic game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it seems they are trying to bring back their fanbase with a call back to their origins as a World War Two combat game. On Monday, they released the first campaign trailer for the game.
“Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day, one of the largest amphibious assaults in history,” the YouTube description of the campaign states. “After surviving the beaches of Normandy, Red and his squad will fight their way across Europe, engaging the enemy in iconic battle locations such as the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, as they make their way into Germany.”
While the trailer itself shows us minor images of the actual gameplay campaign, it does tend to spend most of its runtime on showcasing the amazing graphics and motion-capture work for the game.
Activision seems very confident that it will bring back its waning fanbase that dropped off after one too many future warfare games. Not to mention, their rival EA turned back time with their Battlefield series and went back to World War One. Granted, EA never delved into the future too much, but they saw the writing on the wall before losing their fanbase.