Call of Duty: WW2‘s female protagonist is introduced in a brand new trailer for the game’s single-player campaign. Developer Sledgehammer Games previously confirmed that the WW2-set shooter would include playable female characters and would be ‘historically accurate.’
The female soldiers in the Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer mode were already been shown (albeit briefly) at E3 2017.
Meet Call of Duty: WW2 Female Protagonist Rousseau
In a trailer released this week, Call of Duty: WW2 fans got their first look at Rousseau, the playable female character from the game’s story campaign. Rousseau is just 19 years old but she’s the leader of the French resistance and seems to be a force to be reckoned with. The Axis forces have been on the hunt, but when they couldn’t find her, they went after her parents, her husband and her young son.
Rousseau can be seen telling the rest of the soldiers the tragic story of her family, rallying them ahead of a mission. All of the soldiers have lost something and in the mission teased in the trailer, the group will “take back our city” once and for all.
At this point, it’s unclear just how many missions in the Call of Duty: WW2 campaign will allow players to assume the role of Rousseau, or how many missions will include her as an NPC. An American soldier named ‘Red’ is the lead protagonist of the game. However, given the emotional weight of the French resistance leader’s story, it stands to reason that Sledgehammer won’t just include her in one mission so that players are able to properly empathise with her.
There are lots of questions about Call of Duty: WW2 that still need to be answered. For example, we know that the game will address racism and will tackle the Holocaust head on. But while another recent trailer showed Red’s platoon (including Jewish soldier Zussman) being brought into a concentration camp and being inspected for ‘Jewish’ traits, it’s unclear how much time the game will devote to highlighting the horrors of the second world war.
Call of Duty: WW2 will be released on Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 3.
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