Players will go undercover as a Nazi in Call of Duty: WWII's campaign
This game sounds incredible.
Call of Duty: WWII will take us back to the series' roots later this year and fans couldn't be more excited. It's been nearly a decade since the last World War II Call of Duty, fans feel fatigued by the futuristic warfare and are ready to go back to the 1940s and kick some Nazi ass. However, it sounds like players will also have to spend some time as a Nazi as well.
Game Informer recently got an in-depth look at the upcoming shooter and learned more about the game's campaign which will focus on the Allied troops taking down the Nazis in Europe. One mission, titled The Wolf's Den, requires players to go undercover as a Nazi and blend in by doing various tasks and saying the right things.
"This covert operation is a different play experience than the rest of the game and features unique tools and techniques to make it through an engaging, deadly game of cat and mouse," Game Informer reported.
The mission sounds like it'll put players in a vulnerable and tense situation that you won't be able to shoot your way out of. Additionally, the game will open with another tense and stressful situation: D-Day. The game opens with the iconic battle on the beaches of Normandy which saw countless soldiers get gunned down as they exited their boats and charged head first into battle. The event has been re-enacted countless times in games and movies like Saving Private Ryan.
Sledgehammer Games also talked about how they would approach Nazi iconography in the game. The swastika is a symbol with a dark history and gives off an uneasy feeling when you look at it. The team decided that they wanted to be authentic to the time period with the game's campaign so they included it there but ultimately removed it from the multiplayer and zombies mode.
"It was important for us to balance the authenticity of the game and era, and the dark notes that come with the genocide that the Nazis brought to bear. We need to balance and respect that but also recognize this is a piece of entertainment and not dishonor the loss of life that happened there. So in the campaign where it's about this rich narrative and this authentic depiction and the darkness that happened there, we included the swastika, but in multiplayer, zombies, and social space it didn't feel appropriate; it didn't feel like it added honor to the cause."
Call of Duty: WWII is out on November 3rd, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. PS4 players can jump into the beta at the end of the month and Xbox One players can play starting in early September.