DICE has today announced that Battlefield 1943 will be available through XBLA on 8th July for 1200MS points and through PSN on 9th July for Â£9.99. Let battle commence!
Battlefield 1943 is an all new download-only first person shooter based on the classic Battlefield 1942 game. The player will be dropped into the middle of intense battle where they will be able to take control of all manner of vehicles on land, sea or in the air. Players will do battle across four classic battlefield tropical WWII maps that have been redesigned using the DICE destructible Frostbite engine which allows for all forms of cover to be destroyed.
The four maps are Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Coral Sea. The Coral Sea map will be unlocked as part of a worldwide community challenge, where players will work together to reach 43million kills on both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. To help gamers reach that goal, up to 24 players can play together online in countless matches.
I was a huge fan of Battlefield 1942 and can see this game being one of my highlights of the year. With less than a week until release, here are some screenshots to keep you entertained…