Battlefield 2 ships to stores, John and I catch mysterious flu

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For those of you living under a rock, EA has sent out a press release that Battlefield 2 has shipped to stores. While you're picking the game up you may also want to pickup a new video card (or two if you've got one of those fancy SLI setup's) because the game is a bit power hungry. See you online.
Redwood City, Calif. – June 21, 2005 – Get to the chopper! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Digital Illusions today announced that Battlefield 2™ has begun to ship to retail outlets for the PC. Powered by an all new game engine, Battlefield 2 brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors, the award-winning Battlefield 1942™ and Battlefield Vietnam™, into the modern era with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game’s 30+ vehicles. Players can also hone their skills against improved enemy intelligence in the new single-player campaign before competing online with up to 64 players in some of the most intense battles on the PC.

Battlefield 2 showcases an all-new game engine and physics system to bring the modern battlefield to life like never before. The game also features immense, rich details, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world.

Enhanced team play features allow players to enter the action on the front lines as part of a formal squad, or work behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their teammates. With the new online character ranking and persistence, players increase their rank and unlock awards, including new weapons, medals, and more. Additionally, EA worked with marketing and development partners nVidia, Creative Labs, Ideazon and Alienware to create the optimal gaming experience for the Battlefield community.

Developed by Sweden-based developer, Digital Illusions, the creators of the original Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2 is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.99. For more information about Battlefield 2, please visit or our press Web site at
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