DICE preps more Battlefield gaming fun

  • Chicago (IL) - The gaming developers behind the popular title Battlefield: Bad Company are getting set to bring a few more Battlefield titles to market in coming months. DICE, an EA studio, has plans for a sequel as well as a new online multi-player title.

    DICE said today Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC gaming platforms. The developer said of the game play that "'B' company fights 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."

    DICE's "Frostbite" gaming engine will be used to develop Bad Company 2 as well as the upcoming downloadable title, Battlefield 1943 - available this summer via the PlayStation 3, Xbox Live Marketplace and on the PC. 1943 is described as "a new take on a blast from the past classic," referring to DICE's Battlefield 1942 game, which debuted for the Windows platform in 2002.

    The multi-player Battlefield 1943, according DICE and EA, "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...will have players battling in ruthless aerial dog fights and intense trench combat."