Battlefield 2 prepping Deluxe Edition?

Online retailers list special edition of EA's military shooter; publisher neither confirms nor denies existence.

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It's not uncommon for popular PC games with expansions to be repackaged with a "special edition" label, so it was no surprise that a Battlefield 2: Deluxe Edition product page sprang up on both EBGames.com and GameStop.com.

There's no word on what the package will include (if it indeed exists), and the two sites have different ship dates for the package, March 27 and May 2. A likely candidate for inclusion would be the Battlefield 2: Special Forces expansion that was released last November. Both sites list the Deluxe Edition as selling for $49.99. The original Battlefield 2 is currently selling for $49.99, and the Special Forces expansion has a $29.99 price tag.

The Battlefield franchise is no stranger to bundles and special editions--Battlefield 1942 Deluxe Edition included 1942 and the Road to Rome expansion; the World War II Anthology included 1942 and two expansion packs; and The Complete Collection contained all the 1942 and Vietnam expansions.

When contacted for confirmation, reps from EA simply said that there has been no announcement of a Deluxe Edition. For more information on the games, check out the reviews of both Battlefield 2 and the Special Forces expansion.

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