Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII (aha) has been announced today by EA and DICE. The multiplayer expansion pack will introduce new weapons and vehicles (hold the bloody phone!), many of which never made it out of German and Allied labs into real-life combat. SWOWII will also introduce elite German troops and British Commandos, along with a new objective-based gameplay mode, which sounds a bit like Assault from the original Unreal Tournament.
Levels-wise, it sounds like eight are planned (six made it into The Road To Rome), including Peenemuende, a V2 research facility and The Eagle's Nest. Seven new weapons including the Bren light machine gun, the Remington Auto 5 shotgun, the Mauser K98 grenade rifle and one-shot kill knives will also make it in, and there will be more planes to camp too, more tanks and more aircraft carriers. Since this is Secret Weapons of WWII, we're rather hoping to see Lord Mountbatten's fabled iceberg aircraft carriers.
BF1942: Secret Weapons of WWII is due out by the end of the year.
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