Update: Following on from yesterday's livestream, it's time to put our boots back on the ground and level ourselves. Call of Duty is certainly returning to World War II, and there's a 2 minute long trailer to prove it down below.
Being the first venture back into the mid-nineties worldwide battle since Call of Duty: World at War, it likely won't be long before we start to see YouTube videos comparing this to the original Call of Duty trailer released in 2002.
Call of Duty: WWII release November 2. Of course, it's already available to pre-order. If you want to relive the livestream, you can catch the VOD at the base of this post.
Original Story: The reckoning is close at hand. Judgement day, if you will. The yearly formal announcement of a new Call of Duty game. The events are either met with applause or a myriad of downvotes on YouTube, but today's livestream will likely be a high point for the franchise's rocket history as of late. It's back with Call of Duty: WWII.
Call of Duty as a whole has struggled with an identity crisis over the past few years. Since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare moved away from historically accurate battles, it's ventured further and further away from its roots in an attempt to keep its yearly releases from growing stale.
Pushing from modern warfare to futuristic bouts, fans have begun to turn away from the game that arguably attained cult status for its multiplayer segments in the height of online gaming. Going from standard foot-soldier fighting to fast-paced combat was wall-rides, grapple hooks, jetpacks and low-gravity, fans began to yearn for a return to the days of old. And that is what they'll get.
Much like Battlefield 1 managed last year, Sledgehammer Games - those behind Advanced Warfare and Modern Warfare 3 - are set to take the combat back to a World War setting. Aiming for the Second World War whereas EA aimed for the first, Call of Duty: World War II will be the first World War II entry since Call of Duty: World at War back in 2008. How's that for a mouthful?
Though numerous leaks have spilled the beans over the last few months, today's official reveal will show the first snippets of video footage. Whether that's through a cinematic trailer or actual gameplay is unknown at this time. You can catch the livestream at 6PM BST/10AM PT today through the embedded video down below.