DICE has announced that its downloadable multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1943 will hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the coming months, while PC gamers will have to wait until Q3 2009 to get their hands on it.
The download-only title will pack remakes of three maps from Battlefield 1942 (now featuring destructible environments) - Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima - which will give players the opportunity to engage in 24 player deathmatch combat, Battlefield style.
The console version of the game is set to arrive this June, carrying a price of 1200 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360 - which works out to approximately AUD $20 on the PS3.
PC gamers will have to keep their itchy trigger fingers waiting a little bit longer as the PC version of the game is not set for release until September. DICE has confirmed that it will be carrying the same price point as its console counterparts. At this time there is no announcement of how the PC version will be distributed, but many are speculating that the game will pop up on the Steam store due to its large user base.