EA and DICE are continuing to push a heavy narrative-driven driven experience for Battlefield V, and they’re not pulling any punches.
With the newest trailer for the game just released, fans and gamers got to see more of the impending singleplayer campaign in Battlefield V. And it’s going to be a big one. The “War Stories” that make up the singleplayer portion of the FPS are each their own self-contained stories, so expect a bumpy ride.
Each story within the singleplayer will focus on a specific theater within the wider conflict of World War II. These War Stories are the focus of the trailer. There’s “Nordlys,” where players will play as a female resistance fighter in German-occupied Norway, “Under No Flag,” which depicts an English soldier behind enemy lines, “Tirailleur” where Senegalese units of the French military “fight for a home [they]’ve never seen,” and “The Last Tiger,” put players in the crew compartment of a Tiger I tank as the war rages around them. The existential questions and tensions will be palpable in this one.
And to help add weight to these deeply emotional stories, the game will feature some pretty legendary cast members. Mark Strong, who you may know from such films as Kick-Ass and Kingsman, will provide voice-over work for the game.
His roles will be that of the prologue and epilogue narration in Battlefield V’s War Stories. And while this isn’t a crucial on-screen role at first glance, it’s still important. Acting as a tone setter, the overall message conveyed by these War Stories relies on a strong performance throughout. And any concerns about Strong not translating well into video games seem misplaced, as he’s also appeared in games such as Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and Total War: Rome II.
The trailer for Battlefield V, which releases November 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, is below.