Featuring the song Suns and Stars performed by Really Slow Motion, EA and DICE released a Battlefield 1 single-player trailer today, giving you a look at the characters, environments, and gameplay of the campaign.
As DICE explains, “In Battlefield 1 you’ll experience a series of what we call War Stories: personal stories focusing on different protagonists with unique backgrounds and skills. While our characters are at war, the stories in Battlefield 1 are personal. They’re about people rather than history or battles.”
Because they felt that having one character moving between different settings and scenarios wouldn’t be immersive or respectful to the setting, DICE “decided on an anthology format; a set of characters with their own more focused stories. That way we can have immersion and variety – a double win.”
Here’s the War Stories DICE has revealed for Battlefield 1:
Friends in High Places
The allies are losing the war in the air. Britain struggles to compete with the German aces and the average lifetime of a combat pilot is 17 days. You must face these bleak odds and take to the skies for a noble fight over the western front. Intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship await you.
Nothing Is Written
In the Middle East deserts, Arab tribes rebel against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s devastating artillery engage rebel forces wielding rifles from horseback. As a Bedouin warrior working alongside the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, you must find a way to take on the technologically superior enemy and destroy a deadly railgun.
Through Mud and Blood
In the autumn of 1918, British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France. With tank support, Allied Command believes a breakthrough is a certainty. But the Mark V tank has one major flaw: it is not reliable. Join a dysfunctional tank crew who battle their way behind enemy lines as they learn to work together.
Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort.
The British Empire intends to open a new front to the war with an unprecedented naval invasion of the Ottoman homeland. The ships gathered for the Gallipoli Landings — the D-Day of World War 1 — carry over half a million men. As an Anzac runner you’ll witness the heat of epic bombardments and a beach landing, as well as covert deliveries of urgent life-or-death messages across the frontline.
Battlefield 1 releases on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. To play three days early, make sure you grab the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition. Also, by pre-ordering any version of Battlefield 1, you’ll receive seven days early access to the Giants Shadow map coming in December.
If you want to play the most recent Battlefield game, Battlefield Hardline is $4 for PlayStation Plus members in North America until October 4.