EA is trying to position their upcoming, highly anticipated shooter, Battlefield : Bad Company 2, as the first legitimate contender to dethrone Modern Warfare 2. Gamers first got their hands on the game with a beta awhile back, and just recently, an online multiplayer demo. It is well known the game takes place a little bit in the future. However, the official ESRB rating for the game gives a timeframe for the game that certainly raises some questions.
The following tidbit is from the official ESRB’s rating of the game. Warning, this may be a potential spoiler.
This is a first-person shooter featuring two modes of gameplay: single player, in which players control soldiers on a mission to stop terrorists; and multiplayer, in which players engage in team-based combat (”Conquest,” “Rush,” “Squad Rush,” and “Squad Death Match”).
Both modes involve using machine guns, rifles, grenade launchers, and rockets to kill enemy soldiers on the battlefield. In single-player mode, players conduct missions on an unnamed Japanese island during World War II and then move into the modern day through jungles, deserts, and snowy terrain. The firefights contain realistic gunfire, loud explosions, cries of pain; large sprays of blood come out of injured characters during the fast-paced combat.
There are also close-up depictions of knife-stabbing (flesh-impact sounds) and melee attacks with a power drill. Multiplayer mode tends to involve more goal-oriented tasks, such as “capturing-the-flag,” destroying and defending crates, point-based fighting.
Characters use profanity (e.g., “fu**,” “sh**,” and “asshole”) during cutscenes and in the heat of battle.
The certainly begs the question of how DICE will implement a World War II location into the story. Perhaps it will provide some backstory. Until the March release, stick with PlayStation LifeStyle for all news Battlefield: Bad Company 2.