AU Shippin' Out March 1-5: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

EA prepares to deploy its latest game in the Battlefield franchise.

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The misfits from B Company return this week in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Thanks to improvements to the Frostbite engine, BBC2 features improved destructibility over the original game, now allowing players to completely level buildings. The single-player campaign will have players travelling the globe from the snowfields of Russia to the jungles of South America as B Company undergoes a series of skirmishes against mercenary forces. In response to Infinity Ward's decision to not support dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, BBC2 dev DICE has included dedicated server support for the PC version of the game. Keep your eyes peeled for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 later this week.

Hardcore simulations used to be a staple of PC gaming, but in the past decade the simulation genre has receded with just a trickle making it to store shelves each year. For 2010, one of those games is Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic. The game puts you down periscope in a German type VII U-boat during WWII and marks the first time in the franchise's history that the game can be played in first-person from the captain's perspective. Thankfully, a new beginner's interface has been introduced to ease players into the game without getting seasick. Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic is due to dock at Aussie retailers on Thursday.

March 4, 2010
Silent Hunter V: Battle of the Atlantic (PC)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (PS3 ,Wii ,DS ,PC)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie (360)
Assassin's Creed II (PC)
Undead Knights (PSP)
Supreme Commander 2 (PC)
Boot Camp Academy (PC)

Discussion

13 comments
Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

Its out in Australia on March the 4th but only on PC & Xbox. The PS3 version comes out on the 11th for some reason.Like every other PS3 user I would like to know why and it better be good.

AceBalls
AceBalls

So March 4 was the US release date? I think it's out next week in Australia, the 11th?

coxwain
coxwain

This is by far the best BATTLEFIELD title out by DICE and I think the BEST TITLE in the FPS category. MW2 and WOW is for kids. Time to play the Mans game!

juliangui
juliangui

I kinda feel like a doofus for being excited about Sonic and sega racing... Don't judge me

dinoryan
dinoryan

1 day!!!im am so exceted for this game!!!

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

i didnt know SC2 was co developed by Squareenix... wow this might just be the first strategy game i buy,

illmatic87
illmatic87

Oh didnt think the Assassins Creed 2 PC version was this week, definitely getting that. also Supreme Commander 2

EXC355UM
EXC355UM

Thanks Samsoniite and dachase. Just going to go back to Heavy Rain until then, hopefully get a platinum for it.

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

So looking foward to this mate ........ juicenesssss

Marked_by_chaos
Marked_by_chaos

It annoys me that consoles never get dedicated servers :'(

dachase
dachase

@EXC355UM was told by EB it was a freight issue, unfortunately not much info as to what happened and why. People who pre ordered from GAME and Jb Hifi got an email but it didnt explain anything just said that EA have told them the release has been delayed till the 11th

samsoniite111
samsoniite111

Yep it's the same at EB games. I'm sooo frustrated atm. :( oh well only a week to go AGAIN!

EXC355UM
EXC355UM

My local GAME store has told me that BC2 on the PS3 is delayed till the 11th, but the 360 and PC versions are still being released on the 4th. Anyone else heard anything about that in Australia?...