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Activision Unveils First Glimpse of Intense Action With ‘Call of Duty®: WWII’ Trailer

Activision Unveils First Glimpse of Intense Action With ‘Call of Duty®: WWII’ Trailer

Call of Duty® is making a dramatic return to the greatest military conflict in history and where the franchise first began, World War II.  On Friday, November 3, Call of Duty®: WWII players will enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood across the European theater in a mission vital to the success of the Allied powers.  The all-new Call of Duty delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.  In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience.  Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII defines the World War II game experience for a new generation of consoles.

“More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO. “The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honors both the epic scale, and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known.  This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”

Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII. Our rich narrative driven, action-packed campaign, and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.  And, our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that’s an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love,” said Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games. 
 
Added Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, “the story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before.  It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.”

Call of Duty: WWII takes the franchise back to its roots in a bold cinematic experience that captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever.  Activision’s gripping new title is an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1st Infantry Division, with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters. Through stunning visuals and intense audio, players storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, march across France to liberate Paris and ultimately push forward into Germany in some of the most monumental battles of all-time.

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer combat immerses players in grounded, fast-paced action featuring an arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment, set in some of the most iconic locations in World War II’s European theater.  Multiplayer also delivers a new approach to character and create-a-class through Divisions, War, an all-new narrative multiplayer mode of play, and Headquarters, a first of its kind for the Call of Duty social community, designed for players to interact and socialize with friends.  The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action.  Look for more information about Multiplayer at E3 and the Nazi Zombies cooperative experience at a later date.

Call of Duty: WWII pre-orders at participating retailers includes access to the Private Beta, available first on PlayStation®4, scheduled for later this year.  Call of Duty: WWII is available for pre-order in the following editions:

  • Base Edition and Digital Base Edition – Suggested Retail Price $59.99.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass** and more, SRP $99.99.
  • Pro Edition – Season Pass**, collectible SteelbookTM and more, SRP $99.99

Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: WWII Editions.

**Season Pass purchasers receive 2018 Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass content.  Season Pass content is not final, is subject to change, and may not include all downloadable content available for the game.  Season Pass content may not be available in all countries, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Season Pass content should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase separately, or you will be charged again.  Season Pass content may be sold separately.

The title is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by Sledgehammer Games. For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @SHGames on Twitter, Instagram and FacebookCall of Duty: WWII is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC.  The title is not yet rated.

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Activision Announces ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ And Livestream Event For April 26th!

Activision Announces ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ And Livestream Event For April 26th!

Call of Duty returns to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games. More details are incoming during the game’s Worldwide Reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26 featuring Sledgehammer Games co-studio heads and founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield.  Fans will be able to tune in to get a first look at Call of Duty: WWII and get intel on the studio’s vision for the game.

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MUNITIO to Release Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Billets™ 9mm Special Edition Earphones

MUNITIO to Release Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Billets™ 9mm Special Edition Earphones

COD: MW3 Special Edition Billets 9mm Earphones

MUNITIO, a precision sound control brand specializing in mobile lifestyle electronic accessories, today announced an exclusive partnership with Activision Publishing, Inc. to launch a licensed Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Special Edition version of its upcoming Billets™ 9mm tactical earphones. The most anticipated game of the year, Modern Warfare 3 will release worldwide November 8.

“We’re thrilled to partner with an iconic entertainment brand like Call of Duty® to introduce one of the most kick-ass mobile audio devices to music and gaming lifestyle enthusiasts worldwide with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Special Edition Billets 9mm earphones,” said Robert Benjamin, co-founder of MUNITIO. “The Billets line of 9mm earphones has been engineered for ultra high performance audio at a level normally found only in much larger and more expensive headsets.”

“Not only do the Billets sound amazing, the rugged tactical flair makes them a perfect visual match for like-minded Call of Duty fans,” said Daniel Massaro, co-founder of MUNITIO. “We knew it would be epic to come out with this special edition version along with our new Billets 9mm earphones line and we are stoked to be able to deliver ahead of the Modern Warfare 3 game launch.”

The MUNITIO Modern Warfare 3 Special Edition Billets are machined from aircraft-grade billet aluminum, reinforced with Kevlar®, laser etched with the iconic game logo and come with a suppressor in-line mic to deliver a premium audio experience for music, communications and mobile gaming. Top features include:

· 9mm speaker drivers with rare earth neodymium magnets for superior dynamic range and quick recovery

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Precision machined lightweight aluminum billet components with high strength, anodized for durability

· BassEnhancingChamber™ engineered to produce the tightest, most accurate bass without distortion

· Custom-tuned Sound Flow System for the smoothest mid to high frequency response while minimizing ear fatigue

· SiliconeHollowPoints™ tips with noise-isolating technology designed for a secure, comfortable fit, producing better sounding music while requiring lower volume levels

· Kevlar® reinforced rubber cable, combining light weight and high strength to protect the premium copper wire

· Suppressor [M]ic Control™ for crystal-clear voice and hands-free calling with single-button functionality

· 24k gold plated 3.5mm stereo plug providing exceptional audio signal transfer

· Compatible with most leading industry smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets

· Technical Specifications: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Sensitivity: 101 db +/- 3 db at 1 kHz, Rated Power: 3 mW, Max Input Power: 10 mW, Impedance @ 1 kHz: 16 Ohms

· Also included: Tactical Carrying Case, six sets of SiliconeHollowPoints™ (two each in S, M and L sizes), two Earhooks, and a 2-Year Limited Warranty

MUNITIO gained notoriety in the audio world in 2010 with the launch of its SITi Nine Millimeter Earphones (MSRP: $159; $179 with in-line mic). The combination of premium materials, authentic eye-catching designs, industrial grade coatings and unmatched audio performance resonates with musicians, DJs, celebs, music lovers and audiophiles.

Call of Duty fans can pre-order their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Billets 9mm Special Edition Earphones now from Best Buy, GameStop and MUNITIO.com/MW3Billets. The Modern Warfare 3 Billets will be available on October 23 at an MSRP of $89.99. MUNITIO will also be releasing Winter and Battle Gray colorways as part of the Billets 9mm tactical earphone line, available exclusively at MUNITIO.com and select lifestyle electronics partners.

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Jason West and Vince Zampella Form ‘Respawn Entertainment’

Jason West and Vince Zampella Form ‘Respawn Entertainment’

Jason West and Vince Zampella, creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty® franchise, announced the formation of a new development studio — Respawn Entertainment. The move positions the Respawn Entertainment leadership team as the owners of the intellectual property they create. The company will focus on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences. The studio is currently assembling a world-class team of designers, artists and engineers. Applicants can submit resumes to jobs@respawn.com.

Respawn is pleased to also announce that it has awarded Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), through the distinguished EA Partners program, exclusive worldwide publishing and distribution rights to future games. Terms were not disclosed. West and Zampella are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

“Respawn Entertainment marks a fresh start for Jason and me,” said Vince Zampella, General Manager of Respawn Entertainment. “For the past decade we led a great development team and poured our hearts into creating an epic game franchise. We’re very proud of what we built – and proud that so many millions of fans enjoyed those games. Today we hope to do it all over again — open a new studio, hire a great team, and create brand new games with a new partner, EA.”

“We’re excited,” added Jason West, President of Respawn Entertainment. “Now that the team is in control of the games and brands, we can ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”

Frank Gibeau, President of the EA Games Label commented, “This is the start of a great publishing partnership – one that I expect will develop blockbuster game franchises. Jason and Vince are two of the top creative leaders in the entertainment industry. At EA, we’re honored to be their partners and to give them the support they need to hire a team and return to making incredible games.”

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