REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov 22, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Get ready for all out war with special forces ... Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Digital Illusions today announced that the expansion pack for the award-winning Battlefield 2(TM) PC game is now shipping to retail outlets and available via download at www.downloader.ea.com. Powered by the Battlefield 2 game engine, Battlefield 2: Special Forces(TM) brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.
"Since its original debut, The Battlefield franchise has been a community favorite and globally acclaimed multiplayer experience. The hugely successful launch of Battlefield 2 proves that the franchise continues to deliver on our promise to the community -- innovation in gameplay, superior technology and state-of-the-art graphics," said Patrick Soderlund, CEO at Digital Illusions. "Battlefield 2: Special Forces builds on the series' award-winning design and adds dramatic new gameplay that will keep this passionate community engaged."
In Battlefield 2 Special Forces, players will choose to fight as one of 6 different Special Forces soldiers -- Navy SEALs, British SAS, Russian Spetsnaz, MEC Special Forces, rebel groups and insurgents. Armed with the latest Special Forces weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 10 new vehicles to engage in major conflicts with up to 64 players.
Equipped with gear including grappling hooks and zip lines, each map is transformed into a true three dimensional battlefield allowing players to use brute force in the streets or stalk the rooftops in silence. Players will also clash in nighttime environments equipped with the latest in night vision technology. Additionally, persistent character growth allows players to continue to rise through the ranks.
Developed by Digital Illusions Canada, the creators of the original Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2: Special Forces is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $29.99. Battlefield 2: Special Forces requires Battlefield 2 in order to play. For more information about Battlefield 2: Special Forces, please visit http://battlefield2.ea.com or our press Web site at .
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