It’s been one of those days. Sit in front of the computer, mess around in a couple games feeling unsatisfied, and then take to the internet to watch videos of games not yet released. Battlefield 1943 is one of those games and the videos they’re releasing make the wait unbearable. PC is my platform of choice for shooters but I don’t think I’ll be able to wait this one out. 1943 will release for Xbox 360 ($15/1200msp) and PSNetwork for D/L only. Graev will get it for Xbox and I’ll probably play it more than he will – I’ve been playing console games a lot lately.
On top of the immortalized Wake Island, we’re getting Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal (all 3 of my favorite maps from 42!). The maps are completely redone with destructible environments and remastered gorgeous graphics. In a really cool move, Dice announced that each platform’s global community will be able to work towards a 43 million kill mark to unlock Coral Sea and engage in an all new game mode “Air Superiority” which appears to be all about air combat (I’m hoping air only).
Today while browsing the EA forums I came across this unfortunate post from a DICE employee in response to the June 25th release rumor:
“Too bad it isn’t true. We are still waiting on 1st party confirmations for a date and it is looking more and more like very early July to be honest with you guys. And before you lalalala and moan, this is out of our control and we wait just like everyone else.” – GordonVanDyke
So the wait continues. 🙁 At least we can drool over the awesome videos.