The new Call of Duty: WWII gameplay and cinematic trailer just dropped and it’s everything fans have been waiting for. After a string of science fiction-themed first-person shooters, game developer Activision has taken the franchise back to where it all began: World War II.
You know what that means: Get ready to step into the boots of a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne behind enemy lines; or hit the beaches on D-Day; and trek across Europe as a badass Tommy Gun-toting grunt.
In the new trailer, which dropped on June 12, CoD fans get a brief taste of the beloved franchise’s upcoming 14th installment and it’s a fast-paced nostalgic slugfest. In the new video, soldiers stalk through trenches with flamethrowers as grenades sail through the air, and ordnance from low-flying dive bombers explode across the battlefield. Based on the trailer, it’s pretty much Saving Private Ryan and HBO’s Band of Brothers franchise, but in first person — “Currahee!”
Look familiar?Image via Activision
Through a mix of cinematics and in-game footage the trailer hints at what you can expect in terms of gameplay mechanics — some of which will be familiar to fans of Battlefield 1. You can run and gun before whipping out your entrenching tool to dispatch your foes, or just fix a bayonet and go charging into enemy ranks. Weapon attachments, a core part of the franchise’s allure, are likely to feature prominently, made apparent when a cami-net helmet clad soldier affixes a suppressor to his burp gun and mows down a line of Nazis.
The game will hit consoles and PCs on Nov. 3 and feature a full-length campaign, which will span the European theater of war. There’s also going to be a zombie survival mode, which means — yes, more Nazi zombies to beat to a bloody pulp — and of course: Multiplayer.
So, who else is ready to join the ranks of the greatest generation and head off to a hellish simulated warzone? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.
In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.