World at War raging November 11, beta incoming

Fifth installment in Call of Duty series dated for North America; PC and 360 betas opening up in October.

Only two more months until it's over, comrade.

The week after Fallout 3 and two days after Resistance 2, it was Call of Duty: World at War's time to get on the date train. This morning, Activision announced that the fifth installment in its wildly popular shooter series will ship for various platforms on November 11. The game is rated M for Mature, and will retail for $59.99 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and $49.99 on the Wii and PC. The DS version is rated T for Teen and costs $29.99.

Curiously, today's announcement made no mention of the PlayStation 2 edition of the game, which was specifically called out by Activision CEO Mike Griffith during a May 2007 conference call. [UPDATE] However, Activision has since confirmed to GameSpot that the PS2 version, which has a slightly different storyline and a wholly different developer, Rebellion, will ship on the same day and date.

Developed by Treyarch, World at War returns the series to World War II following franchise founder Infinity Ward's massively successful Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It is the first game in the series to depict the Pacific Theater of WWII, where US marines fought Imperial Japanese forces in a series of fierce island battles. Europe is also featured in levels depicting that theater's climactic battle in a bombed-out Berlin. As outlined in GameSpot's recent preview, the game uses the Call of Duty 4 engine, but boasts some new additions such as a squad system, competitive co-op, and a single-player campaign experience system.

In October, Activision will be holding public multiplayer betas for the Xbox 360 and PC editions of Call of Duty: World at War. Those wishing to participate can register at the official Call of Duty site or preorder the game, which will include a token for beta access.

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199 comments
1j0sh1
1j0sh1

the beta version is great, if you havnt got bored of COD4 yet(which would take a while) then your bound to love this one. more places to hide so not so much running around involved. the lag doesnt seem to be as bad aswell?maybe because there arnt many people playing yet. perk and leveling system looks god aswell, and of course the graphics are awsome! cant wait for teh finished version!

Sticboy
Sticboy

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Ace77765
Ace77765

Take no prisoners comrades

AndyLees
AndyLees

It plays alike to CoD4 but has a better perk system, and more of them. The maps have more places to 'hide' which is not necessarily a bad thing and has a good balance to it. In effect if you stay in one place all day then you won't get too many kills, but if you run wild like you could in CoD4 you're liable to get plugged. A bit more tactical then CoD4 which can't be bad. The Attack dogs (replacing the helicopter in 4) work quite well too, in the fact that you couldn't really defend against the helicopter, but the dogs can be killed, although there are enough to keep you on your toes. They've added vehicles and swimming and when they have got the feedback from the beta and tweaked this, they should have a good game out. (Despite a lot of people wrongly slandering Treyarch).

shaun_mcwayne
shaun_mcwayne

ive been on the beta and its pretty good apart from the glitches to crawl under the map, plays alot like cod 4 but with more things to to and loads more places to hide,

yichun4
yichun4

This game is going to rock I know it!

kubow23
kubow23

Call of duty World at War is nothing special its a copy of of cod 4, nothing different. All that is different is the ww2 weapons and surroundings. Same stupid perks as cod 4, the controls are all the same too. Your pretty much just going to buy cod 4 all over again.

qbolby
qbolby

CoD World at War is awsome i was lucky enough to recieve the 360 beta and i thinks its much better then CoD 4

wildmercy
wildmercy

It Call of duty this was the best shooter out better then halo, like really \/

BlaDren
BlaDren

Yea only two more months and no videos still ...wtf this game is gunna be a let down.. treyarch is only living off the name of the game to get people to give them money... they are going to blow this opportunity i can feel it

KO4U
KO4U

Please have dedicated servers! Please! XD

Gamespotes
Gamespotes

cant wait for this game and 2 player coop and 4 player coop online is awesome! who wouldnt agree?

acer_062
acer_062

This is going to be great. Can't wait ... bring it on !!!

seanie-m
seanie-m

Firstly "avals" you can't say that the ai "suck really bad" as no one has played it (except testers of course, but if you were a tester you wouldn't get information from here) and the beta hasn't come out yet either. This should be a great game. and i agree with you "Odibear". It would be good if they give a donation to the poppy appeal. and it would also be good if gamespot got involved with the beta like they did with CoD4 (HINT HINT)

OdinBear
OdinBear

Looks like it will be a winner. Have pre-ordered. But not happy it's going to be released on Remembrance Day. If it was based on fiction no problem but to be based on ww2 any other day would be better Unless they giving a Large Donation to the Poppy Appeal. hint hint.

solidsnakeckw
solidsnakeckw

I hope the ps2 version share the same quality as the current-gen version (of course not about the graphic, but the gameplay), and will not be another "good on current-gen but sucks on last-gen" game. I have a big hope on this game and I beg the developer for the ps2 version of Call of Duty World at War, please dont add another sucks game to the ps2 game library.

sniperboy_recon
sniperboy_recon

only one more month i cant wait for this game its going to have a great multiplayer and a great story!

hassy94
hassy94

wiifan, it may be only a year since the call of duty 4 release, but they will of been developing it for 2 years by the time it comes out. My guess is that Call of duty 6 was beginning to be made at the point where infinity ward finished call of duty 4, as it's coming out in 2009. They always spend 2 years at least on it coming out. So, to some up, don't worry about it being rushed because it hasn't been. I'm pretty excited

Syberix
Syberix

At the moment, it seems that whatever Call of Duty touches (read: what Infinity Ward produces) turns out to be absolutely superb. I think they could actually make a really decent Vietnam game or at least go back to the modern-day route. But I am excited for World at War since no big name has really touched the Pacific War... except for MOH Pacific Assault...

Avals
Avals

COD WoW isn't that good..really. The AI suck really bad.

gamefreakwill
gamefreakwill

I think it'd be cool if the next COD was in Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm sure if INfinity Ward and Activision worked with generals and soldiers who experienced the big battles there (such as Fallusia in Iraq and Mazari Sharif in Afghanistan), they could pull it off without setting off any heat for unauthenticity. A vietnam one would be a lot of fun too, and maybe a Korean War wouldn't be too shabby as well. I'm gonna preorder the game just for the beta, and if they beta convinces me this'll be good, i'm buying it!

warewolf77
warewolf77

Does anyone know the exact date of when the beta is comming out. I need to play that game it looks awesome!!! Also how are we suppose to get the beta if we have already pre-ordered it at Gamstop? Do we go back to the store or are they gonna send it to us?

david1233
david1233

im gettin tis on wii but ur rightsocky1101 tey need to make COD6 in Vietnam. And tey should make COD6 for PS3,360and Wii. tey are the best 3 consoles

socky1101
socky1101

Sry for bumping but COD needs to make a Vietnam version of COD but this the Pacific would probably be the same except no M16's M79? grenade launcher or M60 LMG

socky1101
socky1101

Man this is killing me i only can get 2 games out of these three choices before christmas: COD 5, GOW 2, and Fable 2 i think its going to be COD 5 and Fable 2 this is what sucks about being a gamer but later when you play the game you forget everything!!! lol

ooNaruto
ooNaruto

So many games that i want.. Dead Space,Fable2, Fallout3, Gears2, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, and Naruto Broken Bonds. my dads getting this so i don't have to worry about this one lol. See you all online..

ooNaruto
ooNaruto

This sucks, theres so many games that i want lol. Gears2, Fable2, Fallout3,Dead Space, LittleBigPlanet [ well maybe that ], Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, and Naruto Broken Bonds. My dads gonna get this so.. free achievements for me! lol

ooNaruto
ooNaruto

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conorJgeraghty
conorJgeraghty

Whoooop my birthday is on the 13th so am gonna have a massive pile of Fall releases !!!

thirteen_zombie
thirteen_zombie

I cant wait to go back to world war 2...i can feel the M1 garand kicking now.

GTA4ADWCOD4GAME
GTA4ADWCOD4GAME

worldwarwiz123 there is already a game coming out set in ww1 called end all wars. Your right it does sound cool

videogameking26
videogameking26

Awesome, yet another game to add to my buy list for November...which currently is up to 7 at the moment..WOW..where all going to be broke this fall.

DOGJohnnyNapalm
DOGJohnnyNapalm

Even if the basic game play is EXACTLY like COD4, only set in WWII, then they will have a winner on their hands. Anything else is just a bonus!

PBN-Dawg
PBN-Dawg

i preordered from gamestop will i get beat from that?

PBN-Dawg
PBN-Dawg

will gamespot have the beta like for CoD4

PBN-Dawg
PBN-Dawg

this game looks great. theyre taking the cod4 engine back to the origiinal game which was great by itself.

worldwarwiz123
worldwarwiz123

wouldnt it be cool to have the game set during ww1! as like the canadians or the british. its new and i think it would be fun

Retherex
Retherex

oh and its the same engine

Retherex
Retherex

yeah right this game is going to be a hole lot better plus when you shoot enemys there limbs fall off

jaredrichards3
jaredrichards3

this game won't be better than cod4, it look like it uses a different engine

Un4givingAsault
Un4givingAsault

This game will be good, a nice twist on WWII. No ones really ever done a decent job of the Pacific theatre during WWII.

samba729
samba729

I don't think I'll be buying this as I sick of playing WW2, There always the same story, storm beach/town. Shoot enermy with M1 garand/thompson. Can't wait for COD6 hopefully that will be modern war 2 and made by IW.

BoaMo121
BoaMo121

check the most resent issue of gamepro gives details on almost everything 7 kill streak chopper replaced by attack dogs that seek out and kill enemy players.

samandtesh
samandtesh

Hopefully the multiplayer will still be worth it to by the thing. Despite it not being modern war, it should still be well worth the play and try.