Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - first look

The soldiers reinlist

After publisher Electronic Arts wowed us with their military tank ice sculpture at their GDC 2009 event last week, we were given a sneak peek of exclusive single-player footage from developer DICE%26rsquo;s upcoming sequel, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Building on the first game, Bad Company 2 promises more intense combat, more destruction, and more serious gameplay.

The demo opened with a snowy landscape that was bright and vibrant. Though Bad Company 2 runs on the same Frostbite engine as the first game, its graphics definitely look much sharper and more realistic. We watched as the first-person view of the single player mode led a small squad from target to target to fight the Russians. Once the enemies were encountered, things started to really heat up.

We saw rockets take down entire walls and a brilliantly explosive airstrike demolish soldiers and surrounding structures. The battle then led to a fast-paced vehicle chase, where the player had to shoot the enemy vehicle from his own. After taking down a couple of jeeps, an armed helicopter took over and started gunning the player down.

Unfortunately, EA won%26rsquo;t release this footage to the public eye yet (they won%26rsquo;t even show multiplayer until E3 this summer), but senior producer Patrick Bach announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will have more weapons and gadgets to use and more vehicles with better physics and control. But for now, EA has released its first announcement video for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for your anxious eyes to lock onto. Check it out below.

Mar 31, 2009


GamesRadar Verdict: [ 8 ] Great You'll love: + Stunning graphics + Impressive AI + Replay value You'll hate: - Getting your ass beat at Halo - Jealousy - Heartbreak
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