DICE announced today that Battlefield 1943 will be available in June for $15 USD on the PS3 and 1200 MS points for Xbox 360, with the title coming out for PC in September.
Battlefield 1943 is a multiplayer, premium downloadable title that will allow up to 24 players to duke it out. Based on maps originally featured in Battlefield 1942, the new battlegrounds have been completely updated using the Frostbite engine (Battlefield: Bad Company), allowing for “total destructibility.”
Three “classic and tropic locations” will be on display, including Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. Gamers can play as either the US Marines or the Imperial Japanese Navy, “competing by land, air, and sea.”
“Using the same Frostbite engine that we developed for Battlefield: Bad Company, we are able to take players back to WWII and return to the roots of the Battlefield franchise, but with a new twist – destruction,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Producer on Battlefield 1943. “We want to offer gamers the most accessible online shooter experience and the best value found in any premium download title with Battlefield 1943.”
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