Call of Duty WWII has finally been announced after months of rumors.
After a handful of leaks, Activision and developer Sledgehammer are ready to reveal Call of Duty WWII next week. Earlier today, the official Call of Duty website updated with a countdown for an April 26 reveal. As you can see from the website screenshot, the game is using the same style of font for “WWII,” meaning the beach landing posters that leaked before are genuine.
Those fatigued by Call of Duty’s jump packs and robots will be happy to know that Sledgehammer Game’s Studio Head confirmed that the game will feature “traditional combat taking center stage again.” Since starting in 2009, Sledgehammer Games has yet to dive into the WWII setting, so it will be interesting to see the direction the developer makes with the era.
In the past, Call of Duty has used its worldwide reveals to show off singleplayer ambitions, so those hoping for a glimpse at multiplayer offerings might have to wait a bit longer. It’s also safe to assume that Call of Duty WWII will continue the partnership with Sony that allowed the platform marketing rights and one month early access to the game’s inevitable map packs.
For more on Call of Duty WWII, look out for the worldwide reveal on April 26 at 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST.