The next Battlefield game will be taking the series to the 20th century, and it will be called Battlefield 1. Electronic Arts revealed that Battlefield 1 will have a World War I setting. The game will be released October 21, 2016, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Battlefield 1 released, on Friday, later in the day, an official trailer. The video shows images of heavy vehicles, biplanes, battleships, horses, and a giant zeppelin, as well as the iconic trenches of the World War I era. The standard weapons will still be in the game, but they are adding melee weapons like the spiky mace. The locations will include Italy, France, and Arabia. The game will feature 64-player multiplayer matches.
Developers unveiled an Exclusive Collector’s Edition available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Gamers will be able to get the edition for $219.99, according to the game’s listing on Amazon. It will contain a plethora of trinkets and memorabilia related to the game.
Users will be able to get physical items like a 14″ statue, a cloth poster, a deck of playing cards, a messenger pigeon tube with DLC content, and what appears to be a sew-on patch. All items seem to be inspired by the Harlem Hellfighter, formally known as the 369th Infantry Regiment.
In addition to the physical items, people will have the Harlem Hellfighter’s Pack to be used in the game as it’s stocked with a Hellfighter Trench Shotgun, Hellfighter M1911, a Hellfighter Bolo Knife, and a Hellfighter Insignia.
When pre-ordered through Amazon, the Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector’s Edition will let fans play three days earlier than those with the standard version. It also offers allowance for owners to have seven days’ access to a map that will be released later in 2016.
The Exclusive Collector’s Edition will have a deluxe version of the base game, and its price will be $79.99. It will include the Red Baron Pack, which has a Triplane as a vehicle, a P08 sidearm, and an emblem inspired by the pilot. Also, it will have the Lawrence of Arabia pack, with Lawrence of Arabia’s Black Stallion for transport, his SMLE rifle, a Jambiya for melee attacks, and an emblem. There’s also different visual variations for Battlefield 1‘s three largest vehicles. It will include the Frontline Camouflage Train, the Night Raid Airship, and the Dazzle Camouflage Dreadnought.
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The military unit earned that nickname, after their endurance, commitment and success throughout the First World War. The Hellfighters were predominantly African-American, fighting for their country against the Germans.
Harlem Hellfighters survived over six months in combat, more than any American unit; members of the regiment were among the first-ever Americans honored with French military decorations, returned home to New York and had a homecoming parade, practically unheard of for African-American soldiers in the early 20th century.
The Hellfighters were also held back by discrimination, despite their many successes. White soldiers did not want to stand alongside them in battle.
Gamers are not sure how much of this history is referenced in the game, but it is impressive that Battlefield 1 features the groundbreaking group.
Source: Digital Trends