Battlefield Newsletter: JULY 2004 Return to the Pacific for More Intense WWII Combat the largest FREE official Battlefield download to date Youâ€™ve blasted away in fierce and memorable battles for control of Wake Island, Iwo Jima, and the Philippine Islands. Later this summer, Digital Illusions and Electronic Arts will bring you back to the Pacific Theater with three upgraded WWII maps that take full advantage of the Battlefield Vietnam game engine. This new WWII Mod enhances the action of the Battlefield 1942 Pacific maps by adding realistic tropical landscapes, more detailed vehicles and kits, an awesome new weapon, and new character skin options. To top it off, itâ€™s all free! Re-mastered scenery brings island landscapes to life on Wake, Iwo Jima, and in the Philippines. Make your way through tangled vines, grass, and trees as you search out the enemy in these dramatic new settings. Dense overgrowth and streams influence the tactical situation on these islands like never before; the enemy cannot be seen easily, and the terrain challenges the maneuverability of both American and Japanese vehicles. Detailed Vehicles and a Deadly New Weapon The popular warships and vehicles from the original Pacific maps are back, and they look better than ever. Each has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of the Battlefield Vietnam game engineâ€™s graphic capabilities. As before, the effective use of vehicles can shift the dynamics of the battle in your favor. This time, however, you can blare the Battlefield 1942 themeâ€“or one of your own mp3â€™sâ€“as you charge the enemy position! Infantry weapons and kits have been upgraded with new animations, giving them the more realistic feel of those featured in Battlefield Vietnam. An awesome new weapon kit has also been added to the mixâ€”the mighty flamethrower! Devastate enemy defenders as you clear a path for your teamâ€™s advance. Turn up the heat on those caught out in the open or manning artillery, and clear out bunkers and other enclosed positions. Player Customization and Improved Gameplay The WWII Mod includes character head and body skin choicesâ€“the same feature seen in Battlefield Vietnam. Now you can choose to be a salty, combat-experienced Marine, a staunch die-hard Japanese island defender, or a fresh-off-the-transport green recruit. All are rendered with stunning new graphics, escalating Battlefieldâ€™s award-winning realism. Furthermore, these soldiers have the ability to fire their weapons from open vehicle positions. With a rifle or rocket launcher in hand, youâ€™re no longer just a silent passenger. Other improvements include the ability to view a three-dimensional version of the in-game map and the capture timer. Activate the 3D map and itâ€™s easy to spot your teamâ€™s positions and flags without distracting yourself from the battle. The capture timer provides important intelligence on flag statusâ€”youâ€™ll know when territory is being contested, and exactly how long itâ€™s going to take to liberate it. The Islands Come Alive The enhancements offered by the Battlefield Vietnam WWII Mod intensify the action in the Pacific. This comprehensive re-mastering of three of the most popular maps from Battlefield 1942 is a must-have for any fan of the Battlefield series. With the largest free official Mod ever, the Battlefield franchise has again proven itself to be the best in multiplayer arcade-style warfare. Stay tuned to these pages for the coming of the Battlefield Vietnam WWII Mod.