For those who are looking forward to EA/DICE’s sequel to Battlefield: Bad Company, March 2, 2010, can’t get here soon enough. The box art for all platforms and for both the standard and limited editions (LE perks to be detailed below) has been revealed.
For those who pre-order the limited edition (I say pre-order because that may be the ONLY way you will get one from your local retailer), you will receive the following ALREADY UNLOCKED at the game’s start:
Four vehicle warfare unlocks
· Improved Vehicle Armor – An up-armor package is mounted on all vehicle types, decreasing the effect of both explosive and penetrating warheads, significantly improving vehicle survivability.
· Supreme Vehicle Firepower – Additional weapon packages are mounted for the driver of all armored vehicles, greatly expanding the range of targets the vehicle can successfully engage and destroy.
· Vehicle Motion Sensor – Use this electronics warfare package to locate enemy units in direct proximity to the vehicle.
· Tracer Dart Pistol – This magnetic dart attaches to any vehicle surface, allowing squad members to track, lock on, and fire rockets onto moving targets even beyond line of sight.
Two classic Battlefield 1943™ weapons
· M1A1 Submachine Gun – Reliable but heavy this classic weapon is a powerful force in the hands of any Battlefield veteran.
· M1911 Pistol – Highly customized M1911 are favored for its dependability and the power of its large .45 caliber round.
I stated above that they would be ‘already unlocked’. If you decide to purchase the standard edition, you will have to play through the game in order to unlock the four vehicles and two weapons. You’ll miss out on the limited edition box art as well (I’m sure THAT matters).
I’m currently unaware of any physical swag that’s coming packaged with the limited edition. Given that the Battlefield franchise has always been a mostly multiplayer title, this approach is being used in order to give a ‘digital head-start’ to those players that want to immediately jump into MP action and have everything at their disposal. While not everyone will jump at this, there will be those that nab the limited edition specifically to have a leg up on the competition on Day 1. If you can wait a few days and grind through the single-player, I’m sure that the effort will be worth it.
Source: Battlefield Blog