First-person shooters spent a long time being about punching (okay, mostly shooting) Nazis in the face. Then Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came out, and suddenly they weren’t. But due to a previously unfathomable rise in Nazi-like activity, the internet has been flooded with games to help people vent their anti-Nazi sentiments. Never one to miss out on a trend, Activision has confirmed that this year’s Call Of Duty is getting back to its fascist-bashing roots and returning to World War II, the conflict where the mega-hit series got its start.
Called simply Call Of Duty: WWII, the new game is in development at Sledgehammer Games, the studio founded by former Visceral Games (Dead Space) staff, whose last major effort was 2014’s Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the game that saw COD make its first big leap into futuristic wars. And that’s all Activision has announced about the game so far. The publisher will be holding a livestreamed reveal on April 26, where it should provide further details, such as a release date and platforms.