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'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT

In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, players experience the adrenaline rush and harsh realities of war as never before. As a part of America’s most decorated and heroic fighting unit, The Big Red One, players work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of land, see and air combat missions spanning North Africa, Italy and Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Cinematic Intensity – The hallmark cinematic intensity of Call of Duty returns with a more complete gameplay experience than ever before. Experience a wide variety of missions on land, sea and in the air, with the aid of more than three-dozen authentic American, Italian, French and German weapons. Charge into battle as Allied and Axis planes duel overhead, artillery explosions shake the ground and choke the air, and bullets and shrapnel streak past squadmates. Experience war-torn Europe and Africa, from the blistering desert expanses of Tunisia and Libya to the beautiful yet deadly countrysides of Italy, France, Belgium and Germany.
  • A Soldier’s Story – Players are thrust into the role and story of a member of the U.S. Army’s famed Fighting 1st Infantry, the Big Red One, America’s most heroic and decorated infantry division. Experience the camaraderie of a single tight-knit squad, bound together through the chaos of battle.
  • Know Your Squad – Through all-new A.I. and animation, allies and enemies take battle tactics to new heights. Squads will now make better use of environmental cover and tactical maneuvers, such as flanking, envelopment and fire-and-maneuver behaviors. Hear allies reacting to the events on the battlefield with contextually accurate battle chatter.
  • Online Multiplayer (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) – Go online for Axis vs. Allies team-based multiplayer action.

Building from the award-winning Call of Duty PC AI, Big Red One delivers even more realistic squad and enemy action, including smarter use of environmental cover and new authentic battlefield tactics. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is being developed by Gray Matter and Treyarch and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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