Battlefield: Bad Company Hits Australian Shelves Tomorrow

Battlefield: Bad Company Hits Australian Shelves Tomorrow
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EA DiCE has pushed out yet another game as part of its Battlefield franchise – Battlefield: Bad Company. It’s set for simultaneous release in Oz and the US on Thursday.

Bad Company represents two firsts for the series – a proper, story-based single player campaign, and release on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, with the PC nowhere to be seen. It seems a slap in the face to PC gamers who have religiously bought the Battlefield games in the hopes of decent single player. Them’s the breaks I suppose.

Two versions of the game will be available for purchase – the regular and Gold editions. The differences can be found at EA’s website.

Full release after the jump.



Sydney, Australia. – June 24, 2008 – The gold rush is here! EA Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE), a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that its highly anticipated winter release, Battlefield: Bad Company™ has shipped to retail stores. The game will land on retail shelves on June 25 in North America and June 26 in Australia. Launching on PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, players will join the ‘B’ Company, a wayward band of soldiers more interested in the pursuit of gold and personal financial gain than following the rules.

Battlefield: Bad Company delivers a deep single-player campaign loaded with dark humour, intense combat and deafening destruction. Players take on the role of Preston Marlowe, a young soldier whose antics land him in the division with the highest mortality rate alongside other troublemakers Sarge, Haggard and Sweetwater. Players will tackle harsh terrain and fierce enemies with their squad of renegade soldiers as they search for an elusive treasure using dozens of vehicles, weapons and deadly toys all at their disposal for explosive experimentation.

Gamers can also jump online for some intense multiplayer action as players become either an attacker or defender in the Gold Rush multiplayer mode as they protect or destroy crates that hold precious gold and their ticket home. As gamers embark on their quest for financial freedom, they’ll experience the same classic Battlefield gameplay including access to numerous vehicles, weapons and open maps as well as the new tactical destruction that only Battlefield: Bad Company can deliver. The popular Conquest mode made famous by the Battlefield franchise will be offered as a free download* later this winter.

Battlefield: Bad Company is developed by Sweden-based developer DICE, The game is rated M. For more information about the regular and Gold Edition of the game, please visit or our press web site at
* Internet connection required.


  • LOL

    WOW.. EB games around the country released it yesterday…

    It’s shit. No clan support every Aussie will get a PING of 300…


  • JB Are selling it too now 🙂

    No discernable lag at all when I was playing, players seemed to be about 50/50 Aussies/yanks too.

  • I’ve been really digging the demo so I’ll be picking it up. Most likely from jb hifi though as they’re always cheaper than eb who seem to think its fun to charge obscene amounts (which is actually the RRP =( )

    Playing online has been fine so far for me. A little laggy but not unplayable. It would be nice to have a lower ping but its still fun.

  • obviously thats wrong then.

    because i bought it yesterday also, from harvey norman. Either that or noone gives a hoot about the release date.

    Single player seems pretty ordinary after the first level, i sure hope it picks up. As for the multiplayer i have yet to find a game (out of the ten or so ive played) where i have heard anyone speaking with a mic. Which is kind of depressing so far for a team based game. Hopefully some more people pick it up in the coming days. I suspect im playing with non english speaking countries?

    well im off to play it now.

  • Hired Man, you full of shit if you think this game lags. try choosing multiplayer instead of single player you tard. maybe that is your problem…

    No lag.. bullshit…

    you know every EA server is in the US??

    How the hell is it even theoretically possible to for us to not lag.. let alone physically possible because of distance.. I bet you work for EA…

  • Those of you have brought this game have not helped yourselves or the greater ANZ playing community.


    The only way to get companies to sit up and listen is when it hits their bottom line.

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