DICE’s Vietnam era themed expansion pack to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 finally has moved up from the nebulous “Winter 2010” into the realm of concrete numbers. Console gamers will be able to pick up the $14.99, four map expansion on December 21, but PC players who purchase through the EA Store or Steam will be able to grab it three days in advance. After years of high profile games coming to PC months after consoles, it’s nice to see that the staggered release knife can still cut both ways.
Hit the jump for the full press release.
STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Just in time for the holidays, DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio today announced that Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 Vietnam, the digital expansion multiplayer pack for the mega-hit Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be available exclusively at the EA Store™ and Steam on December 18, 2010 for the PC and on December 21, 2010 on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PlayStation® Network. Shooter fans will combat as either a U.S. Marine or as a member of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) through varied, hostile terrain on four all-new multiplayer maps which are brought to life via the award-winning Frostbite™ engine. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam will be available on PC at all participating digital service providers on December 21, 2010.
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam digital multiplayer expansion pack takes all of the intensity, action and addictive gameplay of the multi-million selling Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and ups the ante with new weapons, vehicles, achievements and trophies. Featuring four all-new maps playable in classic Battlefield modes including Conquest and Rush, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam will be available for $14.99USD or 1200 MS points.
Even before the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, fans have reason to rejoice as DICE releases VIP Map Pack 7 on December 1, 2010. This DLC package includes four multiplayer maps never before available in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 including reworked versions of fan favorites Oasis and Harvest Day from Battlefield: Bad Company. This map pack is free to owners of the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC game and console players who registered their VIP code.
For more information about VIP Map Pack 7 or Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, please visit the Battlefield website at www.battlefield.com. Shooter fans worldwide are also invited to check out EA’s newly relaunched ‘Gun Club’, an affinity program that rewards gamers for doing what they love best — enjoying their favorite games. When Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam launches on December 21, 2010, ‘Gun Club’ members are invited to take part in the ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ challenge to earn the ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ badge. Find out more at www.gunclub.ea.com.