EA Announces Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII

Ok, it is for real this time around. Yahoo Finance posted the full press release on the next expansion from EA/DICE for Battlefield 1942. This time around, we will see the addition of 16 more vehicles and 2 new classes. The expansion will also include objective based maps, including The Eagles Nest. While some of the vehicles do not sound too intriquing to this writer, the new classes and maps sound great.

Just to make life easier, we have the full press release for your reading enjoyment. Just click Read More for the full scoop. Once you are done reading it, feel free to post your thoughts and comments on the new weapons, classes and maps. border=0

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Electronic Arts Inc.

EA and Digital Illusions Announce Development of Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII for the

Wednesday April 2, 6:06 am ET


World War II Game Expansion Pack Ratchets Up Excitement With New Battlefields, Vehicles and Weapons

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 2, 2003–
Requesting reinforcements! There are new battles to be fought and
won. Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ERTSNews) and Digital Illusions today
announced that development is underway on the latest expansion pack
for the award-winning Battlefield 1942(TM) PC game series. Battlefield
1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, scheduled for release in fall 2003, will
significantly enhance the multiplayer combat experience by bringing
the most unique and deadly weapons from the German and Allied
laboratories to life on the battlefields of World War II.

From classified, cutting edge weapons to secret forces and
clandestine places, Secret Weapons of WWII will add a new level of
drama and excitement to the Battlefield 1942 experience. The expansion
pack will feature many new vehicles and weapons that were extremely
powerful, yet experimental. While these armaments and vehicles are
rooted in World War II history, many never saw actual combat — until

In Secret Weapons of WWII, players will engage in war with a
choice of up to 46 vehicles to control. In addition to the 30 vehicles
introduced in the original game such as fighter planes, tanks, and
aircraft carriers, players can operate 16 new vehicles including the
Horton HO 229 “Flying Wing” that is equipped with 30 mm machine guns
and missiles. Other vehicles consist of a U.S. Sherman tank with a
T-34 Calliope rocket launcher, U.S. T95/T28 Super Heavy Tank, the
Sturmtiger (naval gun mounted on Tiger tank), U.S. Goblin jetfighter,
C-47 cargo plane that will serve as a mobile spawn point, the American
Armstrong Whitworth AW-52 advanced fighter, the German Wasserfall
guided anti-air missile and the German Natter rocket plane. Also, for
the first time, Secret Weapons of WWII will give players the chance to
fly and fight at the same time with a top secret German prototype
Rocket Pack.

There will be seven new weapons including one-shot kill knives.
Other weapons include the Bren light machine gun, Remington Auto 5
shotgun and the Mauser K98 grenade rifle. Players can put these
weapons to use in eight fresh World War II combat campaigns including
Peenemuende, a V2 research facility, and The Eagles Nest, Hitlers
hideaway. All new battlefields offer unique settings ranging from
nightfall during the summer in Prague to a winter battle in Norway.

In addition to offering innovative weapons and vehicles, the game
introduces British Commando and German Elite troops while enriching
gameplay by adding a new “objective based” gameplay mode. In this new
mode, players will be tasked with a specific objective such as
destroying a secret facility in order to win the battle.

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII is being developed by
Digital Illusions Canada, a subsidiary of the original Battlefield
1942 Sweden based developer, Digital Illusions. Electronic Arts will
publish and distribute the game for the PC under the EA GAMES(TM)
brand worldwide. The original Battlefield 1942 game is required to
play Secret Weapons of WWII. More information can be found on the
games web site at www.battlefield1942.ea.com.

About Electronic Arts

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the worlds leading interactive entertainment software company.
Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7
billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes, and
distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers
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