X360, PS3 Friday, April 24, 2009 | 8:21 AM

BF 1943: Wake Island

BF 1943: Wake Island

Electronic Arts announced the release of Battlefield 1943 in June for Xbox 360 and PS3, at the price of 1200 points/15 dollars, and released this trailer showing the famous map Wake Island as recreated in the game.


Wake Island

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Commented on 2009-04-24 08:46:26
I hope sales of this game aren't good. I don't want EA to make all their games like this or any other developer.
Commented on 2009-04-24 10:22:19
15$ for one map? Isn't this a little steep?
Commented on 2009-04-24 10:25:50 In reply to krisq
3 maps.
Commented on 2009-04-24 10:26:06
Looks pretty good for an XBLA game. Smart!
Commented on 2009-04-24 10:57:46 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
15$ for one map? Isn't this a little steep?
It's 15$ for a complete game, that is a pretty sweet deal.
Commented on 2009-04-24 11:07:40
first day buy for me, if its anything like modern combat on xbox 1 and 360 then i will be happy
Commented on 2009-04-24 11:38:51 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
15$ for one map? Isn't this a little steep?
i wish people would stop commenting without knowing facts, if you dont know or arent sure then ask....dont just assume things

its 3 maps fyi
Commented on 2009-04-24 11:49:38 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
i wish people would stop commenting without knowing facts, if you dont know or arent sure then ask....dont just assume things

its 3 maps fyi
Don't blame me. The trailer doesn't make any sense if there are 3 maps. I love BF in any form so I'm glad it's coming.
Commented on 2009-04-24 12:25:58
but the trailers name is "Wake Island", which should have given you a hint that it was just showing one of the maps.
Commented on 2009-04-24 12:41:02
I'm probably going to get this but Dice needs to hurry up and give us BF3 for the pc... Most of the console versions of BF sucked ass...
Commented on 2009-04-24 13:45:07
1200....... I think thats a good price.... but if they still dont put southpaw in the game i cant play >.<
Commented on 2009-04-24 14:50:44 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
but the trailers name is "Wake Island", which should have given you a hint that it was just showing one of the maps.
If they would release all trailers at once it'd be clear. How can anybody know from that one preview there are three maps in that game? If they give the pricing at the end then they should inform about it. People will get wrong impression, just as I did.
Perfect example of bad marketing.
Commented on 2009-04-24 17:07:11
Great just great! :)
Commented on 2009-04-24 17:12:05
It actually looks pretty nice, I like the fairly simple visual look and it probably means that it can have a large amount of action on screen...
Commented on 2009-04-24 19:15:03
Well i once played on wake island only server the map was so good, capture the flag on it was so much fun!
Commented on 2009-04-24 19:29:17 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
If they would release all trailers at once it'd be clear. How can anybody know from that one preview there are three maps in that game? If they give the pricing at the end then they should inform about it. People will get wrong impression, just as I did.
Perfect example of bad marketing.
not really bad marketing seeing as i got it, and everyone else here got it, in fact, you seem to be the only one who didnt.
Commented on 2009-04-24 20:20:21
I did a little experiment. I've shown this trailer to six of my friends at work. 4 asked will there only be one map for 14.99. I see this as an error on EA's part.
Commented on 2009-04-25 09:08:03
Heh, I see this as a tester, not only to see if they can release 1943-44-45-46-47 & 48, but also possibly to sway the 5k+ people who play BF42 and the BF42 demo of Wakeisland. Knowing DICE's reputation, plus EA which is a shitstorm of such amazing degree I can't even begin to measure it, it will probably run like trash and they'll release a patch you have to pay for coinciding with the 3 more map DLC pack for another 1200.

These fucks will try anything to squeeze as much dollars as they can from all the dumb 360 kids who buy everything on the marketplace. I wouldn't buy 12 maps for 1200 even if it came with a blow-job from John Riccitiello.
Commented on 2009-04-25 10:40:46 In reply to crookedmind
Posted by crookedmind
Heh, I see this as a tester, not only to see if they can release 1943-44-45-46-47 & 48, but also possibly to sway the 5k+ people who play BF42 and the BF42 demo of Wakeisland. Knowing DICE's reputation, plus EA which is a shitstorm of such amazing degree I can't even begin to measure it, it will probably run like trash and they'll release a patch you have to pay for coinciding with the 3 more map DLC pack for another 1200.

These fucks will try anything to squeeze as much dollars as they can from all the dumb 360 kids who buy everything on the marketplace. I wouldn't buy 12 maps for 1200 even if it came with a blow-job from John Riccitiello.
That's exactly why i want this game to fail. This is their test to see if they can make all games like this.

They'll release another 3 maps for $15 and another 3 for $15 and so on. Sure other games like GOW2 release 3 maps for $10 but i'm looking at the content that comes with the game(more value). With BF1943 you pay $15 for 3 maps and $60 for 12 maps(not to mention no disk, manual, case etc.). I guess the trade off is choice for price. However, there would also be an issues of compatability (who you can play with).

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