Today, publisher Activision announced its E3 2017 line-up: confirming Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’s presence at the show. Additionally, the publisher also teased that a “special Crash” announcement is inbound.
In regards to Call of Duty: WWII, which is perhaps the biggest game at the show in terms of market prominence, Activision is set to offer hands-on with the game for the very first time, including a first-look at “Divisions”, a “fundamentally new way to focus on your multiplayer career.” Players will apparently join one of five iconic World War II Divisions, each with their own unique weapons and abilities. The following Divisions are listed:
Airborne: First to the fight, where you move fast and stay quiet
Mountain: Focusing on precise and deadly sharpshooting
Infantry: Be the tip of the spear
Armored: Bringing the heaviest firepower
Expeditionary Force: Packing heat with incendiary shells
In addition to traditional mutliplayer, players will also be treated to the brand-new War Mode, developed in partnership with Raven Software. War Mode is an all-new game mode where players have to work as a team to defeat the enemy. The mode is described as a narrative-driven multiplayer experience that immerses players with iconic World War II locations.
Lastly, players will get to experience Headquarters, a franchise first, that allows players to compete, earn rewards, show off their accomplishments, and connect with friends.
Alongside the new Call of Duty, Activision will also be packing — arguably the second biggest game at the show — Destiny 2. More specifically, the publisher with developer Bungie will be offering a variety of hands-on experiences to play the all-new story campaign and the competitive and cooperative multiplayer gameplay with fellow players.
Additionally, E3 2017 will also debut/showcase the brand-new Guardian subclass, the Arcstrider Hunter.
Lastly, Activision will be packing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which is actually poised to release only two weeks after E3. As mentioned above, Activision has also teased a “special Crash announcement” for E3. Now whether this is a new installment in the series or a Crash Team Racing remake or something else, is hard to say. But it does at least confirm that the year of the Bandicoot will live on at this year’s E3.
As you would expect, DualShockers will be covering E3 in its entirety from Saturday, through next week. Thus, be sure to check back in with us for the above mentioned reveals.