Battlefield 1943 rages on consoles in June

EA DICE's multiplayer-only downloadable installment in WWII shooter series invades XBLA, PSN in two months for $15, PC in September.

It was hardly a shock when EA and DICE announced in February that a new edition of Battlefield: Bad Company was en route for consoles and PCs this winter, considering that publisher CEO John Riccitiello had said as much in a conference call earlier that week. What wasn't apparent from Riccitiello's statements, however, was that DICE was actually rolling out two theretofore unannounced titles, the second of which is the downloadable Battlefield 1943.

Yes, but who is about to bomb the planes?

Today, EA dropped additional details on Battlefield 1943, saying that the multiplayer-only shooter will be available through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network this June for $15 (1,200 Microsoft points). A PC edition of the game will follow in September.

Battlefield 1943 features 24-player conflicts that play out both on land and in the air. Players can assume a number of different play styles as either the US Marines or the Imperial Japanese Navy, including a trench-warfare rifleman grunt, a heavy-armor tank commander, or a nimble fighter pilot, with battles playing out across three historic World War II locales: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima.

EA DICE remains at work on Battlefield Heroes, a free-to-play, heavily stylized online shooter for PCs. EA is currently accepting beta test sign-ups through the game's official Web site.

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82 comments
dickieg
dickieg

WTF this game isnt coming out untill September now, way to delay a game like 10 days before its release. This pisses me off a whole lot!

Morbidmassacre
Morbidmassacre

Um... So is it gonna be released in June or Septembah´? I'm confused. ByTheWay i'm an XB360 owner so is the 460 version coming earlier??! WHAAT???!

alzeer1
alzeer1

where i can find game its june first

007espionage
007espionage

i wish it launched with more than 3 maps. well hopefully we wont have to wait long for DLC. plus that coral sea one looks good even though it'll take awhile to unlock. but whatever im buying it.

Slaughtahouse
Slaughtahouse

better be 1200 points cause if its more i wont be able to get banjo-tooie :(

fazedjb
fazedjb

can't wait for this game bbc is awesome ps3 online shooter, roll on june

DPhunkT
DPhunkT

This is a purchase for sure. I'd even like to see a remake of the complete series. BF1942 is a computer game you can't forget. Good times indeed.

-HaloHitman-
-HaloHitman-

Why does it have to be on Live, why not buy the game, play on live and wait for more downloadable content.

HellsKing
HellsKing

I can't understand why games always come out on console first. This game has a 3 month difference between console and PC release dates, just sad. Every game should come out on PC first. How do they make these games? On a pc!? No way!? So it would only make sense for the game to came out on PC first, right? Anyways, looking forward to the game. I'll just twiddle my thumbs for the next 5 months until it comes out. (2 more months for you console nubs. GRRRRRR!)

invictuslemming
invictuslemming

I loved BF1942, lost interest in the newer ones though. This reminds me of the good days of battlefield, can't wait!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

1357900 Posted Apr 23, 2009 8:35 pm GMT (hide) "Exactly how many war game do we need?! There's already enough real conflict going on in the world. Not that the game may/may not be good, I'm simply saying there is a flood of these kinds of games. It's like Mario. It can only be done so much w/o a cool-down period, or a complete, & permanent halt." The answer is simple, War Sells, just ask the American Government :)

blix2005
blix2005

so is the pc gonna have a better version or is this more proof that ea has pushed us to the back of the bus?

bcardamone
bcardamone

Yea i agree ..... this is gonna be fantastic. I miss the original 1942 maps. What a great great game.

Aero_X360
Aero_X360

Oh man...I still can't believe I'm a Xbox 360 owner with no acess to Xbox LIVE... : ( (If I could,I'd get this ^^^,Fallout 3(Anchorage,The Pitt,Broken Steel),GTA IV Lost & The Damned,Midnight Club:LA South Central...all that....) This game looks awesome!

brood_aliance
brood_aliance

Ok lets push this and BFBC2 along quicker so we can get some 64 player BF3 going.

mismajor99
mismajor99

Looks like I'll be waiting until September for the PC release

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Wow. I guess I'll have to upgrade to the 120gb hard drive. My baby 20gb only has 3.8 jigabytes left.

geedotherodian
geedotherodian

I bet that there will be alot of DLC for this game.

EthanPobes
EthanPobes

"with battles playing out across three historic World War II locales: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima." Three maps. I hope there's more later on.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I think everyone is forgetting that there will probably be a dlc for this and you have to pay so atleast making the price point 5 or $10 more and that's only for one dlc

kkevguy47k
kkevguy47k

i hope they made the aiming feel better. it was a pain in bc. either way im getting this game, i like bc alot. despite the above.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Well i used to have BF1942, Vietnam & Desert Combat & Secret Weapons of WW2 expansion on PC, suffice to say i wont be getting this on my 360 as it really belongs on PC as i dont see any console doing this game any justice.

Gunguy0194
Gunguy0194

I just hope that this game doesn't have the gameplay feel of aiming like in BF Bad Company....

Putty121
Putty121

Great, I'll pick this up. Bad Company is being poisoned online though. Nobody plays the way you are supposed to. Usually about 80% of people are snipers on any map that is remotely open. Very frustrating and very much a gamebreaker. Hopefully they address this in 43 or BC 2. They should do it like Wolfenstein, only so many people can be a certain class or use a certain weapon. Limit should be 2 snipers.

SoNin360
SoNin360

$15 seems about right, could be worth picking up. Still don't know why a PC version is coming so much LATER than the console versions...

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

Interesting that the PC version is coming in september. But I pass on the game, even through I did enjoy 1942. Heroes is enough for me.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Looks like a pretty sweet deal. I have a lot of fun memories from '42. My only gripes are the 24 player limit (was 64 on the PC like 6+ years ago!), and not sure if you can add bots. But still, for $15, I'll prolly pick it up

Evolution-X0
Evolution-X0

well it something that battlefield fans can play until bad company 2,i guess.

07pops07
07pops07

September wtf give us the game for pc in june fricing crap this sucks maybe im being to dramatic but still it sucks

TehEliteElite
TehEliteElite

There is no way I'm buying this dumbed down POS.

mrbo69jangles
mrbo69jangles

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lamprey263
lamprey263

nice, this game is going to be a great downloadable title, it's relatively cheap online shooter with an established reputation, should be a nice distraction until Bad Company 2... though I still really like playing the first Bad Company online, I like it much more than the COD games by far

Frost71
Frost71

this would have been cool 3 years ago...

Decker12
Decker12

Battlefield 1942 was insanely fun back in the day. It was difficult to get good with the sniper rifle, vehicles we not massively overpowered, and you couldn't run around guns blazing. To kill someone you had to kneel and line up the shot carefully or the recoil would always throw your shots way off target. Battleship based artillery was incredibly destructive but required a real team effort to make it happen, all back in a time where VoIP comms were very rare.

ColbertSoldier
ColbertSoldier

For $15 I'll buy it. BF:BC was good, and I'm probably getting 2 over MW2, and BF Heros looks to be interesting, but when will we be hearing about BF3?

slikk66
slikk66

"and pc version is late and probably laggy!" yea right, with the extra time they will put in about 1,000 more options than the consoles.. did you ever play battlefield 2 on the consoles.. what a joke, wasnt even same game. PC FTW! go get a $200 graphics card and it blows away the consoles.. plus you have to wait as long for stupid updates on the consoles now anyways just as long as the PC. (i have PS3 also.. and its just as stupid to use as a PC.. reassign controller? updates every other day?? game patches?? install games??)

luc11044
luc11044

With BF Bad Company 2 around the corner, I'll wait for that instead.

syn79
syn79

Battlefield Bad Company is really fun online. Playing 1943 with the destruction of the Frost engine is going to be really cool. $15 for a multi player game that you can play for easily 15 hours is $1 an hour if you only play 15 hours. Thats a great deal. I bought Battlefield BC for $60 and spent more time playing multi player than single player. I will be buying this game 4 sure.

dbpvivi
dbpvivi

24 players? Wow thats epic....not. September release for PC? Leave it on the consoles! I would rather wait for the only true BF, BF3.

kytomasi
kytomasi

DUDE this is Battlefield 1943!!

Ryuketsu2043
Ryuketsu2043

All over this..been a huge fan of all BF games since 1942..rock on my son

Ystergarde
Ystergarde

This game sounds exciting, very exciting! It's just a shame that there's no singleplayer mode, but if you take the $15 price tag into account, it's really not that bad. I am really going to try and get this one!

mer1384
mer1384

just waiting for battlefiled 3 ! I can buy psn version, but I can't enjoy fps game without mouse & keyboard , and pc version is late and probably laggy!

Merl57
Merl57

hells yeah Im getting this yay!