It is finally here. What do you guys think?
You don’t realise how much this makes me excited for the Battlefield TV show.
See you all on October 18th.
Or the 13th
Here are some of the levels, and a brief synopsis.
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
The allies are losing the war in the air. Britain struggles to compete with the German aces and the average lifetime of a combat pilot is 17 days. You must face these bleak odds and take to the skies for a noble fight over the western front. Intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship await you.
NOTHING IS WRITTEN
In the Middle East deserts, Arab tribes rebel against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s devastating artillery engage rebel forces wielding rifles from horseback. As a Bedouin warrior working alongside the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, you must find a way to take on the technologically superior enemy and destroy a deadly railgun.
THROUGH MUD AND BLOOD
In the autumn of 1918, British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France. With tank support, Allied Command believes a breakthrough is a certainty. But the Mark V tank has one major flaw: it is not reliable. Join a dysfunctional tank crew who battle their way behind enemy lines as they learn to work together.
Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort.
The British Empire intends to open a new front to the war with an unprecedented naval invasion of the Ottoman homeland. The ships gathered for the Gallipoli Landings — the D-Day of World War 1 — carry over half a million men. As an Anzac (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) runner you’ll witness the heat of epic bombardments and a beach landing, as well as covert deliveries of urgent life-or-death messages across the frontline.
From what we know of currently, there are at least six different War Stories. They are Friends in High Places, Nothing is Written, Through Mud and Blood, Avanti Savoia, The Runner, and Storm of Steel. I included that last one specifically because it was mentioned in the news article for the Play First Trial of this game as being playable starting on October 13th alongside Through Mud and Blood.
I did a little bit of research and found that “Storm of Steel” was the title of a memoir by a German officer detailing his experiences on the Western Front during the First World War. In my opinion, this is an indication that we will be able to play as soldiers from the Central Powers in the campaign. After all, this was not the Second World War that had a clearly defined side of good with there being no evil Nazis yet.
Storm of Steel is an absolutely excellent book. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the experiences of the Western Front (also he has some very favourable things to say about the British Highlanders, which is a plus in my book!). Junger’s account is consistently honest and fair throughout the book with his views of his men, his officers and of his enemies.
I also know that ‘Nothing is Written’ is a quotation from the film Lawrence of Arabia. The full quote is ‘Truly, for some men, nothing is written until they write it.’