EA sends word that the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Battlefield 1942 is
gold, and is due in stores on March 15:
EA is pleased to announce that
Battlefield Vietnam has officially gone gold for the PC. The game is set to ship
nationwide to retailers under the EA GAMES brand on Monday, March 15.
The Battlefield franchise is entering a new era with more firepower and
beautiful yet ferocious new combat settings. Offering an arsenal of weapons and
vehicles authentic to the Vietnam conflict, players will battle in first-person
perspective. Staying true to the over-the-top, action-packed multiplayer style
that gave Battlefield 1942 its critical and commercial success, Battlefield
Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War’s fiercest battles.
Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city
streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United
States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. All of this action will
be accompanied by the sounds of an authentic Vietnam era soundtrack to immerse
the player into an experience similar to that of a Hollywood film.
Battlefield Vietnam was developed by Swedish based Digital Illusions' Canadian
office and is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB. The game’s official website is
It's pretty good-looking (although not quite what the screenshots tend to imply), and tough as nails. Training mode? ha-ha. shit, you should just be happy they save the ass-mangling till the END of level 1.
Good to hear they kept the challenge factor, Ninja Gaiden 2 was one hard ass game. Never even got past the level following the Scorpion Dude Boss on the mountain side.