DICE Announces Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 1943

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After stepping outside the box and trying something new with Mirror’s Edge, DICE is going back to what it knows best for its next two games. EA’s Swedish studio is hard at work on two new Battlefield titles, as has been officially confirmed this morning. Battlefield: Bad Company 2, sequel to last year’s debut Bad Company title of course, and Battlefield 1943, and all-new 24-player action game taking players back to WWII.

Both games are being built on DICE’s next-gen Frostbite engine, and both are in development for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is scheduled to release this winter, while Battlefield 1943 will launch as a downloadable title on PSN, XBLA and PC this summer.

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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