If demo download numbers are any indication, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going to be huge.
Sure, a few weeks ago we reported that the demo hit the 2 million mark, which was pretty impressive. But now, the free demo has been downloaded over 3.5 million times.
If you haven’t played the demo yet, you can hop on and get access to it for another few days; the demo expires on February 25, 2010. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will hit stores on March 2, 2010.
Below you’ll find a few interesting demo facts as well as the EA presser.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 army is already 3.5M people strong – and the game hasn’t even shipped yet. Available for a limited time, the demo* will expire in six short days so players interested in getting an early taste of the action should download it before February 25th. After that date, the DICE servers will shut down, and shift to support the game launch on March 2nd. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is winning accolades from fans and critics worldwide for the finesse of its online multiplayer experience and dedicated server support. The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo is available on Xbox LIVE™ and the PlayStation® Network for free.
Some fun facts about the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo:
3.5 Million downloads
500 Million kills
100 Million vehicle kills
15 Million knife kills
30 Million destroyed vehicles
10 Million head shots
25 Million revives
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo offers players early access to the Port Valdez map and Rush Multiplayer mode. This demo just scratches the surface of the game’s robust single-player and multiplayer offering. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers eight intense maps and four multiplayer modes**. In the Limited Edition version of the game, players get early access to six unlockable items such as improved vehicle armor, advanced weapons and superior fire power. The Limited Edition is available at no extra charge, but is in limited supply. Action fans should pre-order now to secure their copy.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 4, 2010 in Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC.
For more information on DICE, please visit www.dice.se. For more information on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 please visit: www.badcompany2.ea.com. Or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialBFBC2.
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** In North America, four modes are available at launch when purchased at GameStop. In all other purchases, three multiplayer modes are available at launch; the fourth mode unlocks after 30-days.
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