DICE has announced that first-person shooter fans will get early access to the best-in-class online war experience in Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2. On February 4th, the demo will be accessible on the PlayStation®Network in Europe and on February 11th in North America. The first Bad Company was very underrated I think and while even after playing the demo I am not quite sure its on Modern Warfare’s level yet its closing the gap with each iteration. The online gameplay in BBC2 is much more true to life and realistic than in Modern Warfare but since they have set the expectation for military style online shooters I don’t know how well people will take to DICE’s interpretation which is much more in line with real life. It’s also nice that if you preorder it, the Limited Edition is the same price as the regular one, so get the Limited Edition, if you can.
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 console demo and PC beta will feature Port Valdez, a new vehicle focused map where up to 24 players (32 on PC) will compete against each other as either the US or Russian armies in the game’s Rush multiplayer mode. Players will have access to five land and three air vehicles where the Russian side can use everything in their arsenal including Main Battle Tanks as well as the fast-moving Quad Bikes and Mobile Armored AA. The fight will also be packed with plenty of infantry combat fought alongside the waterline towards a great oil industrial landscape in the Alaskan mountains.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 4, 2010 in Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC. The Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now on all platforms at no extra cost, with participating retailers worldwide (while supplies last).
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