#Call of Duty: WWII's #Release Date and other details may have been revealed by a leak of Australian marketing materials.

Following on from a large amount of speculation, Activision confirmed last week that the CoD franchise will be returning to the lucrative World War II period, after the previous entry’s forays into space. Now, a new leak has revealed some early details and release date for Call of Duty: WWII.

Co-op campaign

Supposed leaked Australian marketing material has been revealed, giving away the game's release date of Friday 3rd November. Additionally, it looks like there'll be a private beta for pre-orders, along with a “standalone” co-op campaign.

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Promising a “new and original” story, it looks like the co-op will stand apart from the single-player campaign.

It's not clear the leaked info is 100% legitimate, but signs are in favor. The leaked materials include a known promotional image, and the given release date coincides with the release of previous Call of Duty entries, most of which were released in the early November bracket. It also falls on a Friday as per the previous two years' releases.

The game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, who made 2014's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Official platforms for the game's release are yet to be revealed, though this leak carries Xbox One branding.

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World War II

While #World War Ii might be one of the most mined-out niches in video gaming alongside zombies, Call of Duty is a series with a core of dedicated fans, many of whom came into the series with its WWII roots. The series' transition into space wasn't the best received by some fans, so this reversion likely indicates an attempt to recapture some of its target audience, especially in the wake of Battlefield's recent foray into World War I.

Battlefield's trip into the Great War raised some questions around taste and historical accuracy, so it remains to be seen whether Call of Duty will be placed under the same kind of scrutiny in the lead-up to its release. Now nearly ten years on from CoD's last visit to era, it will be interesting to see just how a more sensitive world reacts to the gamification of perhaps the most gruesome period in human history.

This latest leak may form some of the content for Activision's livestream, coming Wednesday 26th May, which is likely to at least establish an official release date and perhaps outline some of the new features expected ahead of further trailers.