If you're anxiously awaiting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and you'd like a little treat to tide you over, log on to the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace today and check out Battlefield 1943 .
It's a downloadable-only shooter that has already received solid reviews, but if you're a tad stingy and require more proof of the game's entertainment value, feel free to download the free demo. Once finished, you'll likely want the full version, which will only cost you either $14.99 on the PSN or 1200 Microsoft Points on the XBLM. Two new modes are included in Battlefield 1943 , and up to 24 players will be able to compete in four new maps: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Coral Sea. Inspired by the critically acclaimed Battlefield 1942 , these maps have been revamped using the DICE Frostbite engine and they will let you experiment with all sorts of weapons and vehicles. In the demo, you will be able to examine the full scope of the game's arsenal and vehicle availability as you peruse Wake Island, and you can choose to fight on either the US or Japanese side. Said Producer Gordon Van Dyke:
"We are excited to witness the intense battles that are going to take place on these tropical Pacific Theatre maps, ripping them to shreds and leaving nothing but debris behind. Reliving these classic maps with the DICE Frostbite engine's destruction capabilities and full FPS gameplay ups the ante on what can be done in downloadable games. We're proud to be able to provide this experience to shooter fans for just $15."
You may be surprised at what you'll get for such a reasonable price, and with most of the year's biggest titles still a few months away, Battlefield 1943 might be a fantastic option. Stay tuned for a review; we'll get to it ASAP.
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