Following the ever-innovative Mirror's Edge, Swedish developer DICE will be heading back to its roots with two new games in the acclaimed Battlefield series: Bad Company 2 and 1943.
The latter should appease fans -- the multiplayer counterpart to Bad Company (Unreal Tournament to Unreal/Unreal 2, if you will) will be arriving this summer on the PlayStation Store, Xbox LIVE Marketplace and on the PC. This one utilizes the Frostbite engine. Taking gamers back to WWII yet again, 24 player multiplayer is assured over three tropic locations: Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Expect more of the aerial dog fights and trench combat the series is known for. And if you're in New York, DICE will be showing the game off at the Comic Con taking place from February 6 (tomorrow) to February 8, at booth #1441.
In Bad Company 2, the 'B' crew finds themselves in the heart of the action once again, where they must use every weapon at and vehicle at their disposal to survive. Fight your way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages, also under the Frostbite engine. Intense vehicular warfare and online play are also on the bill; the game launches this winter on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
“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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(First screen below is for Bad Company 2, the others, 1943.)