So I know I already posted a little bit about the details surrounding the upcoming Vietnam expansion for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but the folks at DICE have decided to go into information overload, so I’m back for more! Below you will find an in depth overview of what to expect in the game, some screen shots and a trailer video. Eight radio stations featuring close to 50 songs from the 50′s? I wonder if Robin Williams does a voice-over or two. Goooooooood morning Vietnam! Four maps, 15 new weapons, six vehicles, fox holes… fox holes?!?! I just got to level 50 on XBox 360, and but you can bet I’ll be going after some platinum stars when this drops this winter.
GET READY FOR A WHOLE NEW WAR
Skimming the treetops in the legendary Huey helicopter, Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” blasts through its loudspeakers. Down in the jungles and rice fields below, the enemy is waiting for a chance to take you down with their T54 tanks and RPG launchers. Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 just made the journey to a new place and time — back to the 60′s and the infamous Vietnam War.
Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 Vietnam is a content-heavy expansion for the game that has sold more than 5 million copies and has been called “a better game than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2″ by The New York Times.
At the heart of this expansion lie four distinct, brand-new multiplayer maps based on the Vietnam War. Each map brings a new gameplay experience and fresh visuals, with characteristics such as foxholes, tunnels and dense jungles from where the enemy can launch surprise attacks. Also, 15 classic Vietnam-era weapons and 6 vehicles are available from the moment you go online.
All four multiplayer game modes from Battlefield: Bad Company 2, including the genre-defining Conquest Mode, will be playable in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. The expansion is integrated with the full game persistence, so no matter what theatre of war you participate in, you will continue to level up your soldier as usual.
To set that unmistakable 60′s atmosphere, the audio team at DICE has recorded all-new voice-overs for both sides of the conflict, based on authentic dialogue from the Vietnam War. On top of this, a rocking soundtrack with 2 hours worth of time typical tracks gives the expansion a truly characteristic sound.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is all-out multiplayer warfare at its absolute finest. With this new expansion, the battle moves to tropical Vietnam for a new chance to settle the score: Which team has the biggest skills, the smartest tactics, and the tightest squad play.
4 Brand New Maps. From the rice fields of the Phu Bai Valley to the napalm scorched earth of Hill 137, four distinct Vietnam-based maps each bring a fresh visual and gameplay experience.
6 Immortalized Vehicles. Skim the treetops in the iconic American Huey helicopter. Drive the sturdy Russian T54 tank and the nimble US PBR “Pibber” patrol boat, plus three more vehicles immortalized in the Vietnam war.
15 Characteristic Weapons. Charge into battle with 15 new weapons modeled on their real life counter-parts, including the rare Navy SEAL XM22 machinegun and the characteristic M79 “Blooper” Grenade Launcher.
Rocking 60′s Soundtrack. Listen to 8 radio channels in-game, featuring 49 time typical tracks, including “Ride of the Valkyries” and “Fortunate Son” by CCR.
True War Dialogue. All-new voiceovers for both American and Vietnamese forces, based on authentic communication from the Vietnam war for maximum immersion.
New Achievements/Trophies. Collect 10 new achievements/trophies, one for blowing up Vietnamese propaganda speakers. Earn new weapon proficiency stars specific to your skills with the weapons in the expansion.