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The Call of Duty series will be going back to its World War II roots as it releases Call of Duty: WWII.
Activision announced their latest first-person shooter today, adding that there will be an official 'reveal' next Wednesday.
Fans of the series will be aware that the original Call of Duty was released on PC back in 2003, and set in the middle of the most brutal conflict in human history. Four more games followed covering the same time period, culminating in 2008's Call of Duty: World at War.
If you fancy a trip down memory lane, here's the classic intro to the first game in the franchise...
Since 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the series has been set in the future. With the franchise's expansion, it has recently moved into the realms of sci-fi; the last game before this release, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, was set in the future and centred around a battle for the Solar System.
The full announcement states: "Call of Duty returns to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games.
"More details are incoming during the game's Worldwide Reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26 featuring Sledgehammer Games co-studio heads and founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield.
WWII confirmed. Watch the worldwide reveal of #CODWWII on 4/26 at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT: https://t.co/JtAxQQV4zN pic.twitter.com/culgG1ZQmz
- Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 21, 2017
"Fans will be able to tune in to get a first look at Call of Duty: WWII and get intel on the studio's vision for the game."
The news isn't totally unexpected, as last month, leaked marketing assets suggested that the new game would be based in World War II.
And in February, Activision told investors that the next entry in the series "will take Call of Duty back to its roots," as Infinite Warfare "underperformed," and that its futuristic setting "just didn't resonate."
Images, obtained by YouTube channel TheFamilyVideoGamers, had also previously seemed to suggest the next installment in the series would be during the Second World War.
Featured Image Credit: Activision
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