'Battlefield 1943' On XBL, PSN, PC This Summer, 'Bad Company 2' In Winter

Electronic Arts will be delivering new "Battlefield" installments on all fronts in 2009, from a sequel to "Battlefield: Bad Company" this winter and the unexpected "Battlefield 1943," which is being distributed over Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PCs this summer -- screens below!


Electronic Arts and DICE aren't slowing down the "Battlefield" franchise one iota this year, with "Battlefield 1943," "Battlefield Heroes" and "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" all scheduled to arrive across consoles and PCs in the next year or so.

"Battlefield: Bad Company 2," coming sometime this winter, was announced during a EA financial call earlier this week, but today brings no new details on the sequel. Players will "fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages," reads the press release distributed this morning.

The companies are taking an interesting path with "Battlefield 1943," however, choosing to distribute the next version of the main "Battlefield" franchise over Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, in addition to the traditional PC route (which will most likely also include a number of digital distribution options).

Unlike "Bad Company 2," "Battlefield 1943" is a strictly multiplayer-focused affair set in World War II -- specifically, Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. EA will be showing off "Battlefield 1943" at New York Comic Con this week.

"Battlefield 1943" is scheduled for a release this summer across all platforms.

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