Battlefield 1943

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  1. SSGMike.Ivy

    SSGMike.Ivy Senior Member

    The Battlefield Website announces Battlefield 1943, revealing the next installment in the Battlefield series of multiplayer military shooters is returning to World War II, the focus of the original Battlefield 1942. The game is in the works for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and it seems like all three editions will be a digitally distributed, with the release planned for this summer. The site offers a trailer showing off the land, sea, and air combat in the game, and here's word:Soldiers, it's time to do your part in the action packed battles of the World War II Pacific campaign! Pick your path - be it as a rifleman crawling the trenches, a steel fisted tank commander, or ace fighter pilot dog fighting to protect the skies. Play as a lone wolf or with your friends, coordinating to turn the tide of battle, whatever you choose, you get to enjoy the thrill of a fully featured online shooter with the unique Battlefield sandbox experience.

    Battlefield 1943 will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and on PC for download. This give players access to the famous action packed Battlefield gameplay quicker and easier than it's ever been. Play as the US Marines or the Imperial Japanese Navy on match-made servers for optimal challenge, as you gain ranks and awards. Battlefield 1943 is your own version of one of the most famous campaigns in the history of the world!

    By Land, Sea & Air!
    Unleash wide destruction with Bombing Raids, Tanks, or Fighter Planes launched from Aircraft Carriers and enjoy one of the best experiences in any multiplayer game to-date.

    Varied Locations & Up to 24 Players
    Play with 24 players online in three beautiful and destructible locations from the Pacific theatre. Whether you choose Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima or the classic Wake Island, you'll experience the best balance of infantry combat complemented by land, sea and air vehicles.

    Frostbite-Enabled Destruction
    Watch the beautiful Pacific Islands quickly turn into scarred battlefields as destruction rains upon you and your fellow soldiers as you fight to win the battle!

    Through the Gun Experience
    Use classic and iconic World War II infantry weapons with excellent feel to defeat your foes. Hit 'em hard from afar through your sniper scope or use explosives or melee weapons like bayonets to make it really up close and personal

    More here - Battlefield: 1943 - NYC Comic-Con 09: Developer Walkthrough (Cam)
  2. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    The original game was good used to play it for hours never liked the vietnam version though.......

    cant wait!
  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Stick with the original version. This one will have unlimited ammo and you reheal yourself automatically. Then you have only the 3 maps and 24 players online. Will be nothing compared to the original. Only advantage is destructible environment which could be interesting and for me is the only selling point. I will only get it if it is cheap enough though (or free)...

    *Shameless Plug* The original game can be much improved by modifications. I would recommend the one that I work for as we are still updating it with new content and so continue to improve the game. Our website is here: Battlegroup42 *end shameless plug*

    Another option is Forgotten Hope.
  4. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    I will buy this solely on the fact that it is a WW2 game, gotta show the developers theirs still money in the WW2 genre!

    I used to love playing the Battlefield games back in the day, was such a hassle using the gamespy servers. It was cool having snipping battles from across a castle type structure (as you can see it's been a few years) until someone spawns right next to you.

    The last time EA made a game in set in the Pacific Theater it was mostly mediocre, I hope this one delivers especially after Call of Duty: World at War set the bar.
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    There's a new Call of Duty game coming out later this year :)
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

  7. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    I'm not sure what to think of this really. First off, it's still great the producers are making an effort to continue being creative in the ww2 genre.

    But comparing to Battlefield 1942, B1943 seems rather dull. 3 classes, 3 maps and the ability to automatic heal yourself is not a big plus in my book.
    However the graphics looks pretty good and is set in the pacific which should be interesting, since there isn't a lot of good games covering the pacific theater imo.

    I would have prefered an update of 1942, with better graphics and the old gameplay. What a game that would be!

  8. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    There's a new Call of Duty game coming out later this year :)

    What theater is it set in?

  9. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    What theater is it set in?


    Modern Warfare 2 :(
  10. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Modern Warfare 2 :(

    Oh my, another one of those. Not my cup of tea. Maybe next time they'll get it right ;)

  11. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    To be honest the run and gun games really dont do it for me... play one you have played them all.

    I quite liked the original Ghost Recon and Operation Flashpoint games.... in these games if you try and run and gun you die but if you work together properly as a squad you have success. Nothing better than getting a few beers in and playing through a few missions with 3 or 4 of your mates online.

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