The rumors are true — the Call of Duty series is diving back into the world of Axis vs. Allies with Call of Duty: WWII.
Activision revealed today the title of its upcoming game Call of Duty: WWII along with a picture of a soldier wearing a U.S. military helmet. More information about the game will be revealed during a live stream April 26 at 1 p.m. ET on the Call of Duty website.
Call of Duty: WWII is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the team that developed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and co-developed Modern Warfare 3 alongside Infinity Ward.
That is all the information that has officially been released, although a handful of photos leaked last month (which today’s news seems to prove real) give a better glance at what exactly this game is going to focus on: The U.S. military’s involvement on the western European front.
The images gathered in this Imgur gallery show U.S. soldiers storming what looks like Normandy beach in France, also known as D-Day — one of the most infamous operations from World War II.
Whether the game will jump around to other parts of the war like the eastern European front or the Pacific theater has yet to be revealed.
Signs that the Call of Duty series was heading back to this period have been around since February when Activision CFO Thomas Tippl hinted at it during an earnings conference call.
“Activision will take Call of Duty back to its roots and traditional combat will once again take centerstage,” he said.
The first three games in the the series are set during World War II. Call of Duty has not looked at that war since its fifth game in 2008, World at War.