Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Digital Illusions Canada
Ship Date: Spring 2004
Category: First Person Vietnam Action
Lock and load your M-16 and grab your flak jacket, it's time to hit
the jungle in Battlefield Vietnam. The Battlefield franchise is
moving to a new era equipped with more firepower and beautiful yet ferocious
new combat settings. Staying true to the over-the-top, action-packed
multiplayer style that gave Battlefield 1942 its critical and
commercial success, Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some
of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles.
The 1960's were not all about love and peace and Battlefield Vietnam
will be no different. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding
the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose
from two well-equipped forces, the United States or North Vietnamese
Army (NVA) and Vietcong. To provide players a greater connection to
their soldier, players will have the opportunity to select from a variety
of soldier character models.
The Vietnam War offered powerful new weaponry and players will have
the ability to control a variety of authentic U.S. and NVA vehicles.
The workhorse for the U.S. during the Vietnam conflict was the helicopter
and it will serve the same purpose in Battlefield Vietnam. Some of the
combat vehicles straight from the conflict include the UH-1 Huey helicopter,
M551 Sheridan tank, Phantom F-4 jet fighter and CH-47 Chinook transport
helicopter and for the NVA the Russian-made T-54 tank, MIG-21 jet fighter,
and Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter.
A range of new dramatic battle scenarios might include: leading a squadron
of Huey helicopters in an all-out attack on an enemy compound, calling-in
or piloting an Phantom F4 jet fighter to unleash napalm on a beachfront
fortress, executing an ambush of enemy soldiers from dense foliage,
airlifting a tank behind enemy territory, or captaining a PT boat through
a dangerous jungle river passage.
Vehicle passengers will now have the ability to fire weapons while
Airlifting vehicles (tanks, PT boats) will lend to a variety of new
New ability to select from a variety of characters within the different
soldier classes (assault, medic, scout, anti-tank, engineer)
NVA will have an optional Vietcong soldier "kit" and the engineer
will have the ability to plant booby traps
Operate several hand weapons of war that were available to the US and
NVA including the M-16, M-60, and AK-47
Two UH-1 Huey helicopter types including power-packed Attack and functional
New secondary explosions triggered if in the vicinity of other combustible
Utilizing all new rendering and sound engines will offer Battlefield
fans a new sense of immersion and realism.