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Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 1943 confirmed, detailed [Update]

Thursday, 5th February 2009 14:29 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: Get the first 1943 movie here.

As predicted, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 1943 have both just been announced by DICE.

Battlefield 1943 is out for PC, PS3 and 360 this “summer”. Bad Company 2 will follow this “winter” for the same formats.

A multiplayer-only effort, 1943 features 24-player action over three locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. It will be seen at Comic Con this weekend, as rumoured.

Bad Company 2, as with the original, will feature a single-player component.

“Bad Company 2 takes everything that players liked in the original and ups the ante – more vehicles, more destruction and more team play,” said DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson.

“Battlefield 1943 is a new take on a blast from the past classic coming to life with brand new technology that we’re eager to get into players hands.”

Press release after the break.

DICE Announces Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Thursday February 5, 9:00 am ET
Before Rejoining the B Company, Players Go Back to WWII in Battlefield 1943

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS – News), today announced Battlefield: Bad Company 2™, the sequel to last year’s blockbuster title. In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game. To get ready for the assault this winter, players can prepare for action in Battlefield 1943™, an all-new multiplayer game available this summer via PlayStation®Store, Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace and on the PC.

Source: Electronic Arts Inc.

· Battlefield: Bad Company 2 screen shot (Photo: Business Wire). View Multimedia Gallery

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the ‘B’ company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages. With a heavy arsenal of deadly weapons and a slew of vehicles to aid them, the crew set off on their mission and they are ready to blow up, shoot down, blast through, wipe out and utterly destroy anything that gets in their way. Total destruction is the name of the game, delivered as only the DICE next generation Frostbite™ engine can. Either online or offline, enemies will soon learn there is nowhere to hide. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be available for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the PC.

Using the same Frostbite™ engine, Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII. The game offers endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Delivering the award-winning through-the-gun and vehicle warfare online experience DICE is best recognized for, Battlefield 1943 will have players battling in ruthless aerial dog fights and intense trench combat. Players can see the game in action at New York Comic Con (Booth #1441) from February 6th-8th.

“Bad Company 2 takes everything that players liked in the original and ups the ante – more vehicles, more destruction and more team play,” said Karl Magnus Troedsson, Executive Producer Battlefield Franchise, DICE. “Battlefield 1943 is a new take on a blast from the past classic coming to life with brand new technology that we’re eager to get into players hands.”

To sign-up for the Battlefield Heroes™ beta, players can visit www.battlefield-heroes.com. For more information on DICE, please visit www.dice.se or www.ea.com. For more information on the Battlefield franchise please visit: www.battlefield.com.

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13 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    “Battlefield 1943 is out for PC, PS3 and 360 this “summer”

    That’s really exciting, particularly because it’s going to be available on the digital platforms, for consoles, where it should get a strong level of exposure. I’m really looking forward to seeing what coverage is published online, from its Comic Con showing, over the weekend! :D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    God! Im still addicted to BF2142

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Peetry

    I’m a bit dissapointed about BF1943 being out on the PS3 and 360 as well. Was hoping the game would be PC only, however I suppose it is probably the right buisness decision to make.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Grimrita

    The way things are today, you just cant make it for the PC only. I just hope its not a crappy port from console – PC gamers deserve better than that.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Hunam

    3 maps isn’t enough!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. El_MUERkO

    DICE: Half the game. All the Price. None of the Support.

    \o/

    I will not be buying these games.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    PSN and XBLA?

    Interesting concept.

    Wont be buying though probably.

    Bad Company 2 as well.

    I WANT MIRROR’S EDGE 2, FUCK SAKE!

    (or Battlefield 3)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Yoshi

    Wheres Battlefield3 *CRIES*…

    I hope bad company will be good on pc, hopfully that will have some bf2 classic maps and obviously wake island :P

    Battlefield 1943 doesnt sound as excitin as i thought lol, only 3maps its like a booster pack lol.
    But i bet DICE is testing and experimentin with it.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. endgame

    wohoo! best announcement today! i’m glad they’re making both those titles for pc too. :) i wonder why!? i though pc gaming is in dying.. ;ppp anyways. it’s awesome.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. endgame

    oh one more thing, 3 maps is not such a bad thing, i mean, look at l4d, 2 vs maps and i would play it just as much even with only 1. they should keep providing support for the game in the future if they want the title to have a longer life though.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Yoshi

    You got a gd point ther endgame, i actually didnt think of l4d n how thats only got 2 versus maps at the moment although its got 4 co-op maps. If they do add more maps like valve is with l4d then it could be pretty cool.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. airdom

    3 maps? you can bet your ass EA is gonna stuff this game with DLC so they cash in on it.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. endgame

    airdom, i bet they will, which is sad, and stupid, because if u think about it, valve, they never charge anything for their “patches”, and if they can “survive” like this, then why can’t ea as well!?

    #13 6 years ago

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