All week long, Electronic Arts and DICE and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their flagship shooter franchise,Â Battlefield. The decade has hosted many releases in the series, beginning with the World War II themedÂ Battlefield 1942, its followup,Â Battlefield: Vietnam, and a variety of modern day sequels designed for the PC and consoles.
FromÂ Battlefield 2, the currently hot (and still growing)Â Battlefield 3 and the upcomingÂ Battlefield 4 (beta begins next year), the core franchise is steamrolling ahead thanks to DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine, while fans eagerly await a sequel to the twoÂ Bad Company games. That’s a lot of shooting and multiplayer mayhem for just 10 years and if you need to get caught up, do we have good news for you. For today only, anyway.
As part of the 10-year celebration, today only on Origin, users can purchase any one of the following games/bundles for $10 only. For some odd reason,Â Bad Company 2 and theÂ Vietnam expansion are sold separate at $10 each when they can all be purchased together as part of the Deluxe Edition, so be cautious of that.
I just picked up the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Deluxe Edition myself since I’ve not played it on PC!
The game that started it all,Â Battlefield 1942, actually launched on September 10th of 2002 in North America and September 20th (today!) in Europe. WithÂ Battlefield 3: Armored Kill releasing on September 11th for PC premium subscribers, the promotion was timed intentionally with the European date as to not overlap marketing.
The plan for the week is for DICE to share fun content each day until September 28th to look back on the franchise and how they got to where they are today.
The legendary Battlefield 1942 launched one decade ago and changed everything. Join our week long celebration of the Battlefield series, full of retrospects, classic trailers, legendary concept art, and great price promotions.
We’ll update this post later today when DICE posts the original BF1942 trailer with commentary by Senior Video Producer Roland Smedberg, as they discuss how back then, most game trailers didn’t sell themselves using gameplay footage. That’s something Battlefield 3 has led the industry in since its unveiling. See for yourself:
- Battlefield 3: Armored Kill trailer
- Battlefield 3: Close Quarters trailer
- Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand trailer
- Battlefield 3 destruction trailer
- 12-minute Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer
WhatÂ Battlefield games have you played over the years and are you expecting to pickup theÂ upcomingÂ Battlefield 4?
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Source: EA (hat tip Lyle)