The map pack, which has you capture strategic town positions and secure M-COM stations in Laguna Presa and Arica Harbor, is available with the VIP code which is included in every new copy of Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Players that do not have a code can purchase one via the in-game store, PC players will get the content as a game update.
Just four days away, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is one of the many games I'm looking forward to in March. EA is kicking its marketing campaign for the shooter into high gear. Today, the first TV spot for the game has appeared.
We knew that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 would have some sort of DLC on or around its launch next Tuesday. Today, EA sent out a trailer confirming this notion as well as providing us insight into what it will be and how we'll get it. Bringing the total count to ten, the DLC will include two new multiplayer maps, Laguna Alta, playable in Conquest mode and Nelson Bay, playable in Rush mode. As part of EA's initiative to screw over used-game retailers, it will be free to anyone who purchases the game new or purchases separately the VIP code, which costs $15.
Coming later in March will be another free map pack, giving players a chance to experience the Arica Harbor map in Conquest mode and Laguna Presa map in Rush mode. This will be available in the same manner as the day-one DLC.
DICE's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is just under a week away, releasing March 2, so EA has sent out a new video for the PC version of the game. In it, producer Anders Gyllenberg walks us through some of the different features that PC gamers will enjoy. We also get a first look at Valparaiso, a map for the new Rush game mode.
After playing the beta on PC, I can safely say I am incredibly excited for this game, although it's going to be hard to balance playing this and the recently released StarCraft II beta.
EA announced that customers who pre-order Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on their online store before February 25 will receive a free copy of Battlefield 2142. Battlefield 2142 currently runs around $19.99, so that's not a bad deal. Unfortunately, it only applies to North America.
Bad Company 2 went gold today, and it's planned to release March 2.
Two titles that you should be on the lookout for have gone gold today. Both Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and God of War III have been given the green light for production, their release dates March 2 and March 16 respectively.
"We are now gold on all SKUs, time to celebrate with some good food and beer!" DICE's Jesper Svennevid, Lead Online Software Engineer, tweeted about BFBC2.
The demo and beta for BFBC2 end in less than a week, so if you haven't had a chance to try it out, I'd recommend you do so now. The PC beta received a patch that optimized a things and fixed some bugs.
As for God of War III, Santa Monica Studios Director of Technology, Christer Ericson, tweeted, "God of War 3 has gone gold and is being manufactured! Wheee!"
That's what we call a twofer.
EA announced today that the demo for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been downloaded 3.5 million times on Xbox 360 and PS3.
"3.5 million people have tried out Battlefield Bad Company 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3," they tweeted. "Check it out now! Game out 3/2! Demo ends 2/25."
Considering the demo hit the two million mark just over a week ago, that's pretty damn impressive.
If you haven't already, check out our impressions of the game here (spoiler alert: it's good).
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is less than a couple weeks out, and the fists have started flying. EA has come out and said outright that DICE, the developer of Bad Company 2, is in a league of its own when it comes to online multiplayer. According to the publisher, Infinity Ward and Treyarch can't compete with it.
"DICE is at the forefront of defining the multiplayer and online vehicle warfare space and has substantial pedigree in this area following many years of success," EA product manager Will Graham told MCV. "We genuinely believe there isn't a developer out there that competes with DICE in this space, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going cement that.
"The use of vehicles in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sets it apart from the competition and no one else in the industry does this better.
"This is also something the core are very excited about: DICE's history of delivering a multiplayer experience utilizing vehicles is something that sets it apart from anything else in the market. It's also an element that fits with the increasing emphasis on multiplayer for gamers in general."
It was revealed a couple weeks ago through an ESRB description that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will feature one or more single player missions that take place during WWII. A video of one such mission was leaked recently, which you can check out above.
Bad Company 2 hits stores March 2 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.