Battlefield 1943 gets launch trailer, has bombs, is awesome

Thursday, 2nd July 2009 14:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt


EA’s put out a launch trailer for Battlefield 1943, having now announced the game for release next week.

Is shows the game’s Guadalcanal island, and has to be the best argument for digital distribution we’ve ever seen. It looks fantastic.

If you like shooting and bombing things, this has to be a no-brainer: Battlefield 1943 is yours for £10/1200MSP.

Watch away.



  1. reask

    Looks good.
    Is it a fps or a mix of everything?
    What I mean is would it be similar to say cod2?
    Also how long is the sp campaign?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Peetry

    Looks brilliant, classic tune bring tears of joy to my eyes.

    This and Wipeout Fury are my summer games

    Also reask, there is no SP.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. reask

    Oh on-line only so.
    Pity really.
    I wish I was younger and able to get into on-line but I just don’t like it.
    I am not a bad gamer really but I just get killed on-line all the time.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. anasui

    please let snipers be good. One of the reasons I hate the COD games is snipers are completely bollicksed in these games, while in the BF games- exp the awesome bf2- playing them is a bloody treat

    and please BF3 please thx

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Peetry

    If you want to get good at online, sepecifically for a singLe game then try and get started as soon as it releases. If you start months/years after release you’ll just get pwned by the ‘pros’

    #5 6 years ago
  6. reask

    @ peetry.
    Tell me about it.
    Mind you I got into COD 4 soon after release and I didnt fare much better.
    I suppose I like playing a game at my own pace really.
    That is what happens when you get old. :)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I still can’t quite believe that this is a) downloadable and b) dirt cheap. I think they may well have had a stroke of true genius.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Hunam

    I think people may get bored of the limited amount of maps and be done with this rather quickly though.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    And that’s where “paid for map DLC” comes in, surely?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Prof Power Glove

    This could be GENIUS.

    Let’s hope they get the net code right or it’s screwed though. Yes, it’s an obvious thing but hard to get right.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. elronathon

    @Hunam I think a hell of a lot people won’t too :) I almost exclusively played 2 maps on BF2 – one being Wake Island. I was playing that game for near on 2 years and never got bored of it…I know the same can be said of a lot of other people too!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Hunam

    I’d love there to be a few map packs, but the other hurdle is the classes, I assume there is no tweaking them either. I am wanting this game far too much like everyone else… I just wanted a full sequel to 1942 is all.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    There’s no problem, Jonarob. It sounds pretty much perfect for a game such as this. “Always there” because there’s no disc, cheap to get into, add in more content later if you love it. They’ll clean up, surely?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Hunam

    I just hope they do expand on it.

    And stop calling me Shirley.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. endgame

    ppl play the sh1t out of l4d and that has only 4 chapters/maps/whatever.. it’s not about the amount of content, it’s about the quality of the gameplay and the ppl u play with. doh.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. SwiftRanger

    This is sort of a test case for BF3, with this, both Bad Company games DICE got three Frostbite powered titles to test things with. BF3 won’t have any excuses of ‘new engine is the cause of everything’ like with BF2.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. dazzadavie

    Wicked! All Battlefield games are top class including there “gap fillers”

    #17 6 years ago
  18. anasui

    four maps only means shit, if they’re big, well constructed and with a variety of hot spots and camping places. I played one map only in RTCW for six years

    #18 6 years ago
  19. endgame

    exactly anasui!

    #19 6 years ago

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