EA AND DIGITAL ILLUSIONS ANNOUNCE BATTLEFIELD 2: MODERN COMBAT FOR THE PLAYSTATION 2 AND XBOX
Award-winning Battlefield Franchise Comes to Console for the First Time
CHERTSEY, UK. - March 22, 2005 - Lock and load, soldier...It's time to prepare for all-out war on the modern battlefields of the world. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Digital Illusions announced today that the award-winning Battlefield franchise is coming to console for the first time with Battlefield 2: Modern CombatTM for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft®. Developed by Sweden-based Digital Illusions and EA's UK Studio for a planned Autumn 2005 debut, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will be published and distributed by EA under the EA GAMESTM brand.
The award-winning Battlefield franchise explodes onto the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, dropping players into the heat of battle with Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. The game brings the over-the-top action and excitement of the Battlefield series into the modern era with a bleeding-edge arsenal of vehicles and weaponry allowing for the most extreme "Battlefield Moments" yet. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat features a propaganda-fuelled single player campaign where gamers play both sides of a conflict in one of the most treacherous regions in the world - Kazakhstan. Gamers will plunge headlong into the fog of war and must ultimately choose sides in a furious showdown where nothing is as it seems.
Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles and over 50 state of the art weapons to engage in major conflicts with up to 24 players in immense online battles. (Online play requires Xbox Live subscription and Internet connection (for Xbox) or Network adaptor, memory card and Internet connection for PlayStation 2). Voiceover communication is also supported via USB headset
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