Enter “The Wolf’s Den” – New Call of Duty WW2 Campaign Details Revealed
Over the years, the Call of Duty franchise has branched out in an attempt to set themselves apart from other FPS titles in the genre. This move progressively put more and more distance between the developers and their market as many wished the company would “go back to their root” and move away from the futuristic vision pursued. Fans got their wish when Call of Duty: World War 2 was announced and the level of care being put into this next title does draw a level of respect from the community.
The team is working closely with renowned historians to make sure they get this right. In the September issue of Game Informer, new details surrounding the upcoming WW2 campaign have been revealed to take players deep into “The Wolf’s Den.” As seen in the gallery below, players will don Nazi disguises to infiltrate a German camp. A delicate balance is needed as the incognito soldiers must interact with their German counterparts to avoid suspicion. From everything reported so far, this title is shaping up to be one hell of a ride.
The first mission that players will dive into will be a recreation of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. According to GI, the game’s campaign will feature “brutal, intimate” melee fights with enemies, which is accurate within the time frame the story is set. But D-Day isn’t the only mission as the latest Call of Duty title takes players across Europe. Operation Cobra will take soldiers into France, Hurgten Forest in Berlin, Train will take British forces onto a German train, and many more.
With the timeline that this game is set into, there of course will be controversial moments to contend with. Michael Condrey, Sledgehammer Games head, talked about the inclusion of the iconic Nazi symbol in-game; the swastika. After having “wrestled with” the idea, the team ultimately made the decision to keep the symbol in the main campaign, but elected to keep it out of the multiplayer and Zombie modes;
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.”
The Call of Duty: WW2 campaign will be launching this year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3. Will you be picking up the latest title in the franchise? Do you think they made the right move with going back to their roots, back to what made the franchise a huge contender in the FPS genre? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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