A new documentary-styled video from Sledgehammer Games communicates the power and impact of the second World War as well as its role in creating their new campaign. “Brotherhood of Heroes” offers perspectives from both the developers and a historian as to why the locations of Call of Duty: WWII are important set pieces for the game’s story arc. They examine the D-Day Normandy landings, the Nazi occupation of Paris, and the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium’s Ardennes Forest. Watch the seven-minute mini documentary below.
As the living memory of such a tremendous conflict recedes, following generations must take up the banner of remembering and honoring the sacrifice of their forebears. That is the focus of this documentary and the driving force of Call of Duty: WWII’s storytelling.
Throughout the video, Sledgehammer reinforces their intent to provide players with an experience that is powerful but also respects the sacrifice made by real people in an entirely real war. This is not limited to American soldiers, but to the people of Europe suffering during this time. While describing the conditions of Occupation Paris, we see in-game footage of the French Resistance; perhaps cluing us in on what other roles we might assume in playing WWII. This campaign mode “aims to redefine World War II for a new generation of gamers.”
Call of Duty: WWII releases November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.