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Battlefield 3 is easily one of the most anticipated games this year. It is the direct sequel to the 2005 hit, Battlefield 2, and arguably the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. Developed by the Swedish company Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and published by Electronic Arts, the game will run on the new Frostbyte 2 engine. Frostbyte 2 will offer more destruction, advanced sound, and incredible graphics. A new character animation technology called ANT, used in games such FIFA, will be implemented into the gameplay. ANT will offer a more realistic player movement mechanics; for example, the ability to transition into cover, turn head before body and mount weapons on almost any surface you encounter.
The battlefield series was always known for the huge multiplayer battles, allowing players to pilot a variety of vehicles and engage in team-based combat. Battlefield 3 will offer all of the previous … and more.
Here we have it. I have been a firm believer of retailer specific pre-order content since day one. I mean as a company why not? it extends your sales, your revenue, and not only that, it also garners you exclusives that no other retailer has. However there is such a trend now that publishers seem to abuse. The exclusivity of pre-order content per retailer. Looks like gamers are starting to wise up finally and are threatening to protest the Electornic Art’s upcoming Battlefield 3 game.
Followers and gamers were outraged when EA announced that some of the games DLC will only be available specifically to certain retailers as pre-order incentives, and that most of us have to pay for the content. To set aside confusion Karl Magnus Troedsson, general manager of DICE, has posted a letter to gamers that all of the content from the Physical Warfare Pack DLC will be available to everyone for free later this year.
Read the official response here.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 geeks are going to be in for a treat today and tomorrow as DICE release their eagerly awaited Onslaught Mode. The new mode is due to hit the US today (22nd June) with Europe getting a taste of the action tomorrow (23rd June).
With the price of the mode expected to be around $9.99 (US) and 8.99 Euros, I’m sure fans of the franchise will pull out their wallet blindfolded to pay for the expansion pack. The new mode is to be a 4-player co-op mode facing waves of computer controlled enemies. If you think you’re just going to spawn, run around like a lunatic and shoot everything that moves – think again!
The maps which will feature this mode are Valpariso, Atacama Desert, Isla Innocentes and Nelson Bay. This feature is sure to keep you busy for quite some time until the much talked about Vietnam pack hits the BC2 store this Winter.
Soldiers – at ease!
derrickgott007, a member of PS3Blog.net has secured an interview with a Developer who works for DICE on Battlefield Bad Company 2. So leave your questions in the comments below and derrickgott007 will try to them answered for you!
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Here’s the new trailer released today for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. It showcases the map that will be available in the beta. The trailer was taken from a recording of one of their studio play tests, and here’s how it was put together:
After we’re done with our daily tests, we can replay the rounds over and over until we find the scenes we’re looking for. This way people can be sure that the game trailer they’re looking at represents the game they will get to play when it’s out.
So I flew around the level with my free cam, looking for some infantry fighting, some tank battles and of course some really cool destruction. After I was done capturing and editing, the sound team added the sound and music to set the mood and tone of the movie.
Reading through the comments on the source, some other details made it through via replies from Brad Bennett. Here are those details:
- There will be a Limited Edition
- Beta will run up to January 4th
- Focus right now is on Multiplayer, Single player info will be made available in the short future
- GameStop preorder will net you the exclusive AK-74
- If you preorder, you get Limited Edition at no extra cost, with 6 early unlocks
- There’s no local co-op, but they did hint at online co-op, but can’t give details straight away
- It’s rated “M”
I’m contemplating preordering this game, it looks amazing! Anyone else?