Battlefield 1942 site launched

EA opens a new online home for its upcoming World War II team-based action game. New screenshots inside.

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Electronic Arts has opened a new official Web site for Battlefield 1942, its upcoming World War II team-based action game. The site contains an overview of the game's story and features, details about some of the game's units, and a gallery of screenshots.

The game will let players engage in combat at a variety of famous World War II battle sites in both single- and multiplayer modes. Battles will be set in 16 locations such as Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Stalingrad, and Wake Island. Players will choose from five different character classes, and they will control more than 35 Axis and Allied land, sea, and air vehicles. The game's multiplayer mode will support up to 64 players on some maps, and some vehicles will let multiple players cooperate, such as the B-17 with a pilot/bombardier station and two separate gunner positions. The single-player mode will let players compete against unscripted computer-controlled opponents.

We've posted some new screenshots in the gallery above that show off some of the different units, characters, and areas that players will see in the game. Battlefield 1942 is in development at Sweden-based Digital Illusions, and it is scheduled for release this summer. For more information, take a look at our previous coverage of the game and visit the new official Web site.

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