What war will be the setting for the forthcoming “Call of Duty” video game?
World War II
The Second World War serves as the setting for “Call of Duty: WWII,” the latest installment in the first-person shooter franchise. Sledgehammer Games previewed the game in April, calling it a “bold cinematic experience.” Players navigating campaign mode are dropped into the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division and forced to participate in key engagements such as the Battle of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris. The series has covered this historical terrain before, as the very first iteration of the game, released in 2003, also used World War II as its backdrop. Source: The New York Times.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world’s countries—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.