22nd of May, 2009
Less than a day after a new teaser / trailer for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was shown on Gametrailers TV, EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (more commonly known as DICE) has gone on the offensive by releasing a new trailer of their own, for the upcoming sequel to 2008’s Battlefield: Bad Company.
The teaser / trailer, which is included below, does not show any actual gameplay, but does appear to consist of in-game footage. The clip confirms previous reports that the game would be set in snow-covered regions in Russia, and also reveals that the game might will feature ATV’s, a Blackhawk troop-transport helicopter and the ability to revive other players using defibrillators. The latter was remarkably absent from the game’s predecessor, despite the fact that the ability to revive players was included in previous Battlefield incarnations.
Considering the timing of the release of the trailer, it could very well be that DICE is hoping to compete with Modern Warfare 2 when both are released around the holiday season this year. While the first Bad Company was received very positively by both critics and consumers, the size of its community pales in comparison to the extermely popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The trailer can be found after the hitting the ‘More’ button.