Call of Duty: WW2 will feature Battle of the Bulge and Invasion of Normandy

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Yesterday’s ‘Making of Call of Duty’ live stream confirmed that the Battle of the Bulge will be present in the upcoming World War II inspired FPS. In what is to be a series of behind-the-scenes looks at how the new game is made, Sledgehammer talked about capturing the authenticity of the era, confirming that the crucial allied defensive manoeuvre, which is widely regarded as being a key turning point in the conflict, would feature in the campaign.

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The majority of the half-hour stream focuses on the atmosphere of the game, spending a lot of time showing the meticulous process of motion capturing live actors on a soundstage. The team also expresses a desire to create the videogame version of a cinematic blockbuster, coupled with interviews with actors explaining the artistic process of performing without props or backgrounds. It seems Sledgehammer are committed to historical accuracy, going so far as to address concerns about the inclusion of female characters by stating “after doing a lot of research on the French resistance, they had a lot of female fighters.” Other confirmations include a section based on the invasion of Normandy, as well as the return of the much-loved zombies game mode.

Call of Duty: WWII is set to be released on November 3 and can be pre-ordered on Steam for $59.99/£44.99. For more games set during the Second World War, see our list of the best World War 2 games.