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Battlefield: Bad Company - new info, first image

Renegade soldiers are on a quest for gold and revenge - EA delivers official details on the PS3 and 360 shooter

EA has released first official details - and an image - on Battlefield: Bad Company, the latest title in the Battlefield series that we recently revealed is in development at Digital Illusions for PS3 and Xbox 360.

According to the publisher, the game focuses on a squad of renegade soldiers operating behind enemy lines who "risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge". We're promised a deep and cinematic single-player experience "loaded with adventure and dark humor", and EA has gone on to inform us that Bad Company "delivers the series' trademark sandbox gameplay in a universe where nearly everything is destructible."

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In addition, the game features numerous multiplayer options, we're told, that boast "deep gameplay modes designed to take full advantage of the game's massively destructible environments". Crikey. Oh, and Bad Company is being built from the ground up for Xbox 360 and PS3, powered by Digital Illusions' "bleeding-edge" Frostbite game engine.

Karl Magnus Troedsson, senior producer at the developer, has offered further word on the game.

"The heart of DICE's multiplayer games is the frenetic, unpredictable nature of the sandbox experience, where anything could happen at any moment, and that's what we're bringing to the core of Battlefield: Bad Company's single-player campaign," he's explained.

"In a world that's 90 percent destructible, the gameplay possibilities are infinite - the battlefield is always changing, forcing players, team mates, and enemies to react accordingly. Gamers will have total freedom to adapt to and tackle challenges in creative Battlefield-style ways."

Battlefield: Bad Company is due out next year. The first - not particularly revelatory - image from the game can be seen on this here page.

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