One of the world’s most popular video game franchises now give players the opportunity to visit Prague.
Call of Duty: WWII, a historical first-person shooter and the 14th (!) installment in the long-lasting franchise, debuted last November to generally favorable reviews and strong sales; passing $1 billion by the end of the year, it was the highest-selling game in North America for 2017.
The campaign storyline for the title follows a squadron of US soldiers who land in Normandy and make their way through locations in France and Germany.
But the Call of Duty titles are mostly popular for their multiplayer content, and upon release WWII drew some criticism for lackluster diversity among the co-op maps.
But new DLC content with three additional maps quietly made its way to PS4 consoles last week, a month before it will debut on XBOX and PC.
Under the title of ‘Resistance’, the new DLC features three new map locations: ‘Occupation’ is set in Paris, France; ‘Valkyrie’ at Hitler’s headquarters in East Prussia; and ‘Anthropoid’ in our very own Czech capital, Prague.
As the name implies, ‘Anthropoid’ takes place during mission to assassinate Nazi Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, which was undertaken by Czech resistance fighters and was a crucial blow to Hitler’s regime (more about the Heydrich assassination in Prague here).
Unfortunately, players won’t (yet) be able to assassinate Heydrich themselves; the Anthropoid setting in Prague is currently only utilized as a map for multiplayer combat, though future DLC may introduce additional story missions.
Still, the 1942 Prague locations are incredibly detailed, making this one of the most accurate depictions of the Czech capital to ever grace a video game.
The new DLC also includes a new story mission and ‘The Darkest Shore’ zombie mode, and retails for $15 (300 crowns).
Here’s the trailer for the new Call of Duty: WWII Resistance DLC, which includes the Prague map:
Some brief info about Prague from the extended trailer:
And here’s a detailed walkthrough on the Malá Strana side of Charles Bridge, which seems especially accurate (forgive the pronunciation of “Prague”):