Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Nicely Detailed; Battlefield 1943 Readying for Digital Release

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Nicely Detailed; Battlefield 1943 Readying for Digital Release


Yesterday we learned that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is getting the royal treatment over at DICE and will be rolling out in 2010.

Today the official presser was released and we have been given some details surrounding the upcoming, cinematic shooter. Also, it was mentioned the Battlefield 1943 will be available through the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and on the PC.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will rejoin the characters of ‘B Company’ and will feature the satisfying total destruction mechanic of the original. It will also feature even more impressive vehicle segments, more weapons, and even better online multiplayer.

Battlefield 1943 will also use the proprietary Frostbite engine and will provide an online multiplayer experience for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC owners. Set in the Pacific theater during WWII, up to 24 combatants will face off in settings such as Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. Players will get to participate “in ruthless aerial dog fights and intense trench combat” when Battlefield 1943 releases this winter.

Press Release:

February 5, 2009 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced the development of 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.

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.”

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