Yesterday, EA announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 outperformed all estimates and has sold over 5 million units worldwide. Today, they announced that they are supporting the title even further by providing a four-player co-op experience.
Called Onslaught, this will be delivered via digital download for PS3 and Xbox 360 users. It is assumed that this upgrade will be premium DLC, but no price point has been revealed. Also, timeframe for launch still isn’t concrete, but EA did say it will be available “soon.”
Onslaught will take players back to four well-loved maps — Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, and Nelson Bay. However, these maps will have subtle differences — “redesigned with new lighting, time of day, added vehicles and other effects.”
EA also revealed that each map “has a dedicated gameplay focus, requiring different levels of teamwork in order to complete the objectives against an onslaught of enemy AI.”
According to the presser, vehicle warfare will be the focus in Atacama Desert “while Nelson Bay focuses squarely on infantry assault.”
Press Release:STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 is expanding its award-winning multiplayer experience with the introduction of an all-new mode called ‘Onslaught’. This mode brings co-op gameplay to the Battlefield franchise for the first time ever on console. Coming soon, Onslaught mode will be available on Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace and on the PlayStation®Network, creating more reasons for players to check out the game that Seth Schiesel of The New York Times says “is a better game than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught mode can be played with up to four players across four multiplayer maps – Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, and Nelson Bay – redesigned with new lighting, time of day, added vehicles and other effects. Each map has a dedicated gameplay focus, requiring different levels of teamwork in order to complete the objectives against an onslaught of enemy AI. Vehicle warfare comes to the forefront in Atacama Desert while Nelson Bay focuses squarely on infantry assault. Players can compete in squads and check individual progress via the dedicated Onslaught leaderboards.
“We’re thrilled to bring something new and fresh to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 while still keeping Battlefield’s signature gameplay intact,” says Patrick Bach, Senior Producer at DICE. “We want to consistently support the over 4 million fans playing the game with new ways to get into multiplayer and also challenge the elite players with new experiences to improve their performance online. Effective squad play is the key to success in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer and this new mode will provide players with a dedicated environment to test their team skills and rank against the competition.”
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is available in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.
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