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When Battlefield 1943 his the digital shelves sometime later this month, it is going to come with a very unique feature build in to encourage gameplay. EA issued a community challenge that, when unlocked, will reveal a fourth and final map for the game: Coral Sea. The challenge? Achieving forty-three million kills on Xbox LIVE and PSN.

The new Coral Sea map will be an air superiority map, and therefore “airplanes only”. Dieing for more? Check out the press release and then just anticipate this game like the rest of us: with a lot of drooling.

EA ANNOUNCES BATTLEFIELD 1943 COMMUNITY CHALLENGE THAT UNLOCKS ADDITIONAL BONUS MAP “CORAL SEA”
Battlefield 1943 Delivers Nonstop Multiplayer Action Across Four WWII Maps for $15
Guildford, UK – May 29, 2009 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Battlefield 1943™ will kick off a worldwide community challenge that, when achieved, will reward players by unlocking a fourth map called Coral Sea. The WWII Coral Sea map will be unlocked when the multiplayer community achieves 43M kills on Xbox Live and the same number on PlayStation®Network. When it ships this summer, Battlefield 1943 will include three maps (Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and Wake Island) plus this fourth bonus map, all for $15.

Coral Sea is designed to showcase the intense battle in the skies, offering an all-new Air superiority game mode. The legendary WWII action this map provides will have players dog fighting in this airplanes-only map, proving once again DICE delivers on a first class online vehicle warfare experience better than anyone else! Players will be able to track the progress of their respective console communities at www.battlefield.com/1943.

Battlefield 1943 is a premium arcade title that delivers endless hours of 24-player First-Person Shooter (FPS) action on popular maps inspired by Battlefield 1942™. In addition to Coral Sea, Battlefield 1943 will also have players battling over three tropic locations: Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. These maps have now been updated with the DICE Frostbite™ engine, providing destructibility to the battlefield and leaving players with almost nowhere to hide. Gamers play as the US Marines or the Imperial Japanese Navy, competing by land, air and sea. They have the freedom to pick their path in battle – be it as a rifleman crawling through the trenches, a steel fisted tank commander, or a dog fighting ace pilot that rules the skies!

All four maps will be playable at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) at the intersection of West Hall & Concourse Walkway.

Battlefield 1943, this highly anticipated FPS game will be available on Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace (1200 MS Points) and PlayStation®Store ($14.99) this summer, and in September on PC.

For more information on DICE, please visit www.dice.se or www.ea.com. For more information on Battlefield 1943 please visit: www.battlefield.com/1943. Or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialBF1943.

  1. WTF!! Ok, so the shelf live for these games is usually a year before people get bored and move on.. Soooo..
    12 months to get 43m kills..
    3.58m kills a month
    895k kills per week
    and only 127,000 kills per day to get the unlock within a year..
    NO PROBLEM!

    I can see EA’s hand all over this one, they’ll “conveniently” offer the unlock for another $14.95.. God I hate EA, Dice don’t let them push you around!!

  2. Ok after re-reading that I assume they mean the unlock will occur after the entire community gets 43m kills as a whole? That would be much better, but not much of an unlock :(

    “When the game gets popular or has been out long enough, you’ll get to see te new maps”.. That’s called a content patch, not an unlock. (I still had EA) :P

  3. avatar BlackMagic16

    Less then 5 days and its out for the better console already.

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