A special collectible edition of the next entry in the successful Battlefield franchise, designed specifically for next-gen consoles.ESRB rating
||Alcohol Reference, Strong Language, Violence
Bad Company takes the open-level play of the online, multiplayer-oriented Battlefield games and makes it more personal -- and more profitable. In a relatively extensive single-player campaign, gamers take the role of a renegade soldier in the near-future, who joins three of his brothers-in-arms to go AWOL in search of personal fame and fortune. A variety of land, air, and sea craft become available during their adventures, along with an arsenal of powerful weaponry.
As seems to be common among modern mercenary video game heroes out for profit, the soldiers of Bad Company have an appetite for destruction. The game features destructible environments, which become part of the gameplay. Buildings, barriers, and the earth itself can be disrupted with the right firepower and players are encouraged to use their ability to alter the battlefield in order to complete mission objectives.
In addition to the single-player modes, Battlefield: Bad Company features online play with support for 24 players. Along with established Battlefield multiplayer game types, Bad Company offers a "Gold Rush" mode, in which teams take turns at offensive and defensive roles in destructible, re-shapeable battlefields. The game is the first to run on EA DICE's "Frostbite" game engine, designed for destructible 3D action in high-definition.
EA's initial release of Bad Company is available in two packages: a regular edition and a "Gold Edition." The Gold Edition includes a poster, behind the scenes documentary, and multiplayer strategy videos. Additionally, there are five bonus weapons available in multiplayer games that regular edition owners will not have access to until they reach the top rank.Editorial review
Special featuresCinematic single-player experience -- A deep single-player campaign loaded with dark humor follows a wayward band of ordinary soldiers who risk it all on a quest for revenge and personal gain
Sometimes the gratitude of a nation just isn't enough
Set in the near future, the Battlefield: Bad Company single-player campaign drops gamers behind enemy lines as part of a squad of four soldiers - risking it all to go AWOL on a personal quest. Featuring a dramatic storyline flavoured with attitude, Battlefield: Bad Company leads gamers far from the traditional frontlines on a wild ride with a group of renegade soldiers who decide that sometimes the gratitude of a nation just isnâ€™t enough. The Battlefield: Bad Company cinematic single-player experience captures the freedom and intensity of the Battlefield seriesâ€™ multiplayer sandbox gameplay in a dynamic world where nearly everything is destructible. Players have total freedom to be daring and innovative, adapting to and tackling challenges in unexpected Battlefield-style ways. Create sniping positions by blowing out a piece of a wall or drive your tank straight through a small house. The ever-changing battlefield forces players, their teammates and enemies to react accordingly.
The game also features the all new, objective based multiplayer game mode "Gold Rush", supporting 24 players online. Play as attackers and defenders and make full use of the tactical destruction as well as the unique vehicle experience of Battlefield: Bad Company.
Battlefield: Bad Company is the first game built from the ground up for next-generation consoles using DICEâ€™s bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, delivering unrivalled graphics, effects and gameplay.
- War, your way - Battlefield: Bad Company environments are highly destructible, meaning that there are few safe points to hide. Gamers can shape the battlefield to match their play style â€“ the possibilities are literally endless.
- Genre-defining multiplayer - Support for 24 players online in a world designed to take full advantage of the gameâ€™s massively destructible environments.
- New vehicles, weapons and toys - Land, air or sea, dozens of new tools are waiting for explosive experimentation. Battlefield: Bad Company gives gamers the building blocks to get creative and usher in a new era of their own â€œBattlefield momentsâ€.
- Cinematic single-player experience - A deep campaign loaded with attitude follows a wayward band of ordinary soldiers who risk it all on a quest for personal gain.
- Frostbiteâ„¢ game engine - DICEâ€™s Frostbite game engine raises the bar for next-gen gaming, with stunning HD graphics that bring characters, vehicles, and environments to life like never before.
Cinematic single-player experience
Welcome to the 222nd Army battalion, B-company. This is where the Army rakes together all the insubordinates, hellraisers and troublemakers that wonâ€™t fit in any other unit. When the Rangers and Deltas are too expensive to waste, these guys are the first ones in.
Theyâ€™re called â€œBad Companyâ€; a mismatched bunch of rejects selected to serve their country as cannon fodder. This isnâ€™t the kind of outfit a lot of soldiers would join voluntarily. Getting transferred to â€œthe Bâ€ is a punishment and a way for the generals to put all their rotten eggs in one basket.
No one starts out in Bad Company. But for some, this is where they end up.
War, your way -- Battlefield: Bad Company sandbox environments are fully destructible, meaning structures can be demolished down to its foundation. Gamers can shape the battlefield to match their play style – the possibilities are literally endless.
Genre-defining multiplayer Gold Rush mode -- Support for 24 players online in a world designed to take full advantage of the game's massively destructible environments featuring expansive maps that'll keep players on the battlefield hours on end as they either defend their gold or destroy their enemies' treasures.
New vehicles, weapons and toys -- Land, air or sea, dozens of new tools are waiting for explosive experimentation. Battlefield: Bad Company gives gamers the building blocks to get creative and usher in a new era of their own "Battlefield moments"
Frostbite game engine -- DICE's Frostbite game engine raises the bar for next-gen gaming, with stunning HD graphics that bring characters, vehicles, and environments to life like never before.
Free downloadable content -- DICE will deliver the classic and highly-popular Battlefield Conquest Mode post-launch to continue the intense online multiplayer action.