GameTrailers has the first trailer for DICE's upcoming sequel, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Let's watch and discuss:
That's a very multiplayer-focused trailer, which if you'll allow me to be a Monday Morning Marketing Man for a moment here, isn't at all how I'd position Bad Company 2. Yes, the original game had multiplayer, and it was great multiplayer... but great multiplayer isn't what sets Bad Company apart from the 20 other shooters released every 15 seconds.
The original Bad Company made a name for itself because it had character. Characters, in fact. The members of Bad Company--Sweetwater, Haggard, The Sarge, and Marlowe (that's you)--cracked jokes and talked shit in an impressively non-macho way throughout the course of the game. As a big fan of the first Bad Company, the first thing I want to see out of Bad Company 2 is the cast. Show me B-Company all knotted up in some unwinnable situation, let Haggard say something about monster trucks or about how something "smells very clean," then show a bunch of buildings getting blown apart to remind people that the destructible portions of the first game are still pretty much unmatched. Bang, pow, coming in 2009, fade to black.
Or, I guess, "coming in TBA." No release info has been announced yet. But we do know that it'll be coming to the PC this time, as well as making a return to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Either way, expect to see and hear more on Bad Company 2 soon and expect me to continue to be excited about it.