At the recent Activate Asia press conference, PALGN had the opportunity to watch the first couple of levels of Call of Duty 3 demoed on an Xbox 360. Set in WWII, CoD 3 plays through the historic Normandy Breakout campaign during the liberation of Paris. While the game build had only slightly been improved from its E3 appearance, we were still suitably impressed. The smoke and explosion effects are looking particularly realistic.
PALGN will have some extended impressions in our write up of the conference by the end of the week. In the meantime Activision have released some new screenshots for CoD 3 exclusively to the Australia media. Taken from the Xbox 360 and PS3 builds of the game, you can check them out in our media panel.
Call of Duty 3 is scheduled to be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox & PS2 in November this year. While still officially scheduled for November at the conference, Activision did announce that the game will be a launch title for the Wii. Release date speculation aside, we find it interesting that if the Wii is launched before November this would make the Wii version of CoD 3 the first to hit the shelves. The alternative is, of course, that the Wii will launch in November. Make of this what you will.