Developer Sledgehammer Games has been revealing plenty of details about the single player campaign of Call of Duty: WW2 of late, even showcasing the game’s cast of characters through a series of Call of Duty: WW2 character teaser trailers. Although it’s clear that Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels will act as the main character in the campaign, there will actually be multiple playable characters over the course of the single player mode.
This news was revealed by Call of Duty: WW2 game director and Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield in a recent interview. Schofield confirmed that there will be more than one character that the player controls over the course of the campaign, with apparently a varied set of playable characters including a French resistance fighter and a tank commander.
“You won’t play as a German in the single player, but you do play as other Allies,” explained Schofield in the interview. “You play as a female French resistance soldier, as an RAF pilot, and as a tank commander.” It’s likely that the female resistance fighter is Rousseau, a character who was showcased in a teaser trailer of her own which can be seen below.
However, it still does look like ‘Red’ will be the central focus of the campaign itself. “It all comes back to Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels. He’s a kid from Texas and it’s a story about him and his brother,” stated Schofield. “They basically walk through France, with 60 pounds on their back, a 10 pound weapon, and lousy equipment. You’ll liberate Paris, but then it goes to hell again. We show the euphoria and then the letdown.”
Of course, many had suspected that Call of Duty: WW2 would switch between different playable characters at times. After all, multiple playable characters in a campaign, even if it’s just a minor swap for the odd mission, has been a staple part of the series. However, fans will be pleased to finally get confirmation of this either way.
The campaign of Call of Duty: WW2 is certainly gearing up to be something of a spectacle. At the moment, Sledgehammer Games has been keeping fans engaged through the aforementioned character trailers, while the overall Call of Duty: WW2 story trailer seems to suggest a more impactful plot than has been seen in some previous Call of Duty games. Hopefully, the campaign will manage to meet these expectations.
Call of Duty: WW2 releases on November 3, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: GQ Magazine