It surprised precisely no one when Activision last month revealed plans
for yet another game in the publisher's popular Call of Duty
franchise, though until now details have been kept just beyond our line of sight. Now new scans
lifted from the latest issue of the UK's Official Xbox Magazine have confirmed earlier rumors
that the series' fifth installment, apparently dubbed Call of Duty: World at War
, will be handled by developer Treyarch, and that the game's previously teased "new military theater" will again drop players behind enemy lines in a battle for the Pacific during World War II.
According to the article, Treyarch aims to "explore the darkest corners of WWII," giving the military shooter more of a survival horror flavor by "tackling darker themes" and pitting players against a "new, seemingly alien fighting force." Activision has yet to officially announce Call of Duty: World at War
, though it seems clear that we'll be trading in our guided anti-tank missiles
for submachine guns sooner than we'd like.