Call of Duty: WWII's official reveal is fast approaching, and leaks across the Internet are giving fans an insight into what's coming this November from Activision and Sledgehammer Games. In particular, some new info from Polygon provides plenty of insight into where #CallofDutyWW2 is headed.
Looking for the major details? Here's what you need to know, with Reddit transcribing the official info off an advertising box.
- The release date is for November 3rd, 2017.
- Call of Duty: WWII will have you "land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe." There's no mention of the Soviets or the Pacific, so expect an American-focused fight on the European front.
- The main campaign promises a "gritty intense journey through the battlegrounds of war," sporting "cinematic authenticity" and "bold, lifelike visuals." The description reminds us a lot of Call of Duty: World at War, which featured plenty of grim and grizzly moments against the Axis.
That's not it, though. There's also a good chunk of information about the gameplay inside, including WWII's multiplayer modes.
- There's going to be multiplayer with combat "across many of World War II's most iconic locations." Because Call of Duty: WWII is focused on the Western Front, prepare to see Berlin, the Battle of the Bulge, and D-Day.
- Co-op features, too, and it's not just an add-on for the singleplayer campaign. WWII promises to have a "co-operative mode [that] unleashes a new and original story" that's filled with "unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments." It's safe to say there's plenty of room for friends to get together and play CoD without competing.
- There's a private beta available to all pre-orderers.
- The game is coming to Xbox One, and no other consoles are officially announced yet.
Because console listings on the Call of Duty: WWII box leak are largely missing, the advert has us wondering -- what platforms will get the chance to play WWII? And if so, what if Activision gives the go-ahead to bring the game over to one of this year's biggest consoles, the Nintendo Switch? We're interested.
CoD Has Been on Nintendo Consoles Before
Call of Duty isn't exactly a stranger to Nintendo consoles. Way back in 2004, Call of Duty: Finest Hour brought the series to Nintendo GameCube, with Call of Duty 2: Big Red One soon following. Despite some absences here and there, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts featured on the Wii U, which was a positive sign to Nintendo that Activision was interested in supporting Nintendo's TV console. But Activision has been lukewarm since then.
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The Switch could change that. As an on-the-go platform with some pretty serious graphical capabilities for a mobile system, the Nintendo Switch would render multiplayer matches of Call of Duty: WWII pretty well. Plus, the game would fall in line with Nintendo's vision of turning the system into a local multiplayer system. Just bring a Nintendo Switch to a friend's house and team up for competitive or co-operative play.
WWII doesn't just fall in line with the Nintendo Switch's vision, though. Bringing this year's #CallofDuty to the Nintendo console would enhance both publisher, developer, and consumer trust in the Nintendo Switch as a console for 3rd party titles. Why? Well, if one of the industry's hottest yearly titles is confident in the Switch's capabilities, then other 3rd party developers and publishers will be eager to compete.
In particular, it would also encourage #EA to bring #Battlefield games over to the Switch by turning the console into a ripe spot for Call of Duty vs. Battlefield rivalries. Seeing how #Nintendo hasn't been able to court DICE yet, that would be a huge win for the Japanese tech giant.
We'll know for certain later this week if Call of Duty: WWII is coming to the Nintendo Switch. And while somewhat unlikely, it would be a huge win for both Nintendo, and Switch fans.