Some might say it's come a year too late, but Call of Duty is about to return to a genre it once ruled to recapture the territory it's lost to enemy franchise Battlefield.
Since Black Ops introduced fans to techy warfare, CoD has gradually shifted from historical conflicts to futuristic battlefields, and the results have been divisive.
Last year's Infinite Warfare, with its space skirmishes and zero-gravity prancing, didn't resonate with the fans, while Battlefield 1 boldly marched into a new theatre of war.
But the voices of discontent haven't fallen upon deaf ears at developer Sledgehammer Games, which has boiled CoD down to its essence and taken it back to where it all began - the muddy, bloody trenches of World War II.
The incoming Call of Duty: WWII marks a return to the 'boots-on-the-ground' approach that made the early instalments first-person shooter dynamite, and the Battlefield camp should be worried about the firepower it's packing.
The game picks up towards the end of the global conflict, chronicling the downfall of Nazism and the battles which led to Germany’s eventual surrender. We can't wait to fight them on the beaches... again.