A brief overview: Battlefield 1943 casts players as either the United States Marine Corps (USMC) or the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) with up to 24 players on three classic Battlefield maps: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima.
After players collectively reached 43 million kills, their respective console versions received access to an additional Coral Sea map; the PC version will have the map available on release.
According to the game's development team, accessibility and value were the main reasons the game went digital as opposed to a retail launch.
229w ago - According to GamersDigest (linked above), the Coral Sea and the Air Superiority mode has finally been unlocked for the PS3 version of Battlefield 1943.
XBox 360 players had unlocked it earlier in the week as they reached the target figure of 43 million kills that was set by EA Dice, but PS3 players can now also enjoy the fourth map.
The demo timer has also been reset, meaning if you've downloaded the demo and expired the allotted 30 minutes of time, there will be another 30 waiting for you when you sign back in.
To quote: GamersDigest can confirm that Coral Sea and the 'Air Superiority' mode has finally been unlocked for the PS3 version of Battlefield 1943, with 360 players having unlocked it earlier on in the week.
To play the new map and mode, look at the last option on the menu, select it just like you would select 'Quick Match' and get ready for pure dogfighting.
231w ago - Battlefield 1943 will hit the XBox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network for £9.99/1200 MS Points on July 8th for XBL and July 9th for PSN, thats next Wednesday and Thursday.
It will come in at 560MB to download. According to Battlefield 1943 producer, Gordon Van Dyke, the game sets a "new standard".
To quote: Battlefield 1943 is going to change consumer expectations of what a downloadable game can be. By offering Frostbite's next generation destruction technology with a full Vehicle Warfare FPS multiplayer experience at a mere 560MB, Battlefield 1943 sets a new standard.
Press Release: FIGHT ON LAND, SEA OR AIR IN BATTLEFIELD 1943 ON JULY 9
Kick off the summer with the must-have downloadable game for only £9.99/1200 MS Points
Guildford, UK - July 2, 2009 - DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Battlefield 1943™ will be available on July 8th on Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace and July 9th on the PlayStation¬®Network. Battlefield 1943 is an all-new download-only action game that brings DICE's first-class vehicular warfare to gamers for just £9.99, or 1200 MS Points.
Battlefield 1943 is a critically acclaimed First-Person Shooter (FPS) multiplayer game that puts players in the middle of a dogfight on...
231w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has announced that Pulse, presented by the PlayStation Network, has returned today with an extended look at Battlefield 1943, a peek at the free "Sacktue of Liberty" Sackboy costume, and a look back at the original Metal Gear Solid.
To quote: For those of you who haven't experienced the Ghostbuster Fire House HQ and the SOCOM Tactical Operations Center spaces launched earlier in PlayStation Home, PULSE also takes a quick tour of these very cool spaces.
The Top 10 Games focuses on PSone Classics, while the Top 10 Videos combines both television and movie titles for the month of June.
And, yes, Christina's voice is back too!
You'll find this 7/2 Edition of PULSE available in full HD in the Media section of the PlayStation Store later today (along with the E3 Special Editions that are also still available).
236w ago - Today Battlefield 1943 Producer Gordon Van Dyke has announced news of the Coral Sea Community Challenge via PlayStation Blog.
To quote: What could make Battlefield 1943 even better? Well a 4th map and new game mode of course!
Battlefield 1943 is back again on the PlayStation.Blog and we're proud to announce a community challenge for YOU to unlock a 4th location, Coral Sea. That's right, there are actually 4 destructible battlegrounds in Battlefield 1943 and Coral Sea comes with a new game mode, Air Superiority!
Here are the details for the battle plan: this summer when Battlefield 1943 launches, every kill recorded by a PLAYSTATION 3 will go towards the total, community objective of 43 million kills!
The more time you spend putting lead in the bodies of your sworn enemies, the quicker everyone will be able to play Coral Sea. To find out more and keep track of the progress, keep constant surveillance of the Battlefield 1943 website to get real time updates of how you and your fellow soldiers are progressing towards the goal of 43,000,000.
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