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Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome (Windows)

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Back of Medal of Honor: AA - Spearhead Case - Win (US):

    Coming in Early 2003

    BATTLEFIELD

    1942

    ROAD TO ROME

    EXPANSION PACK

    6 new battles from the Italian Campaign

    8 new devastating vehicles

    3 powerful new weapons

    2 new armies — fight as an Italian soldier or as a French Legionnaire


    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Aug 11, 2008.

Electronic Arts Germany website - Windows:
    Nach dem großartigen Erfolg von Battlefield 1942 liefert das Addon The Road to Rome den zahlreichen Fans neue Herausforderungen für Ihre Kampagnen.

    Das auf den Multiplayer-Modus fokussierte Erweiterungspack bietet den Spielern viele weitere der beliebten Features aus Battlefield 1942, einschließlich Karten, Fahrzeugen und Kampftruppen.

    In The Road to Rome stehen exklusiv die zum größten Teil unbekannten italienischen und sizilianischen Kampagnen des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Mittelpunkt. Der Spieler kann zwischen sechs neuen Karten wählen, einschließlich Operation Husky (Sizilien), Schlacht um Anzio und Schlacht um Monte Cassino. Jede Karte bietet höchst detaillierte Umgebungen wie z.B. Häuser im italienischen Stil, Bäume aus dem Mittelmeerraum und sogar das Kloster von Monte Cassino.

    Steuerbare Fahrzeuge stellen den Mittelpunkt des Battlefield 1942-Erlebnisses dar, und in The Road To Rome wird es zusätzlich zu den über 30 Fahrzeugen der Originalversion acht neue Fahrzeuge geben. Dazu zählen der deutsche BF-110 und der britische Bomber Mosquito sowie italienische und neue britische und deutsche Panzer und Panzerabwehrkanonen. Außerdem gibt es neue tragbare Waffen wie das italienische Sturmgewehr Breda, das britische Sten SMG und Bajonett-Gewehre.

    The Road To Rome bleibt dem gewaltigen Multiplayer-Erbe aus Battlefield 1942 treu und unterstützt bis zu 64 Spieler (auf ausgewählten Karten) und gibt ihnen die Möglichkeit, die Schlachten des Zweiten Weltkriegs hautnah mitzuerleben. In der Rolle verschiedener Infanterie-Einheiten können die Spieler viele der Waffen, Fahrzeuge, Schiffe und Flugzeuge steuern und befehligen, die auch den Achsenmächten und den Alliierten zur Verfügung standen. Zusätzlich gibt es zwei neue französische und italienische Truppen.

    Features:

  • Sechs neue Karten mit historischen Schlachten
  • Zahlreiche neue Waffen und Fahrzeuge
  • Neue Truppen (Frankreich, Italien)

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Sep 20, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - Windows:

    The war is far from over...



    This multiplayer-focused expansion pack gives you more of what you demand from the original Battlefield 1942’, including more maps, more vehicles, and more fighting forces.

    The Road to Rome focuses exclusively on the key Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. This expansion pack features eight new vehicles. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers as well as new Italian, British, and German tanks and anti-tank guns.

    The Road to Rome supports up to 64 gamers (on select maps), playing as several infantry classes, controlling many weapons available to the Axis and Allies, and commanding numerous land vehicles, ships, and aircraft.

    FEATURES

  • Six new maps from the Sicilian and Italian campaigns including Operation Husky (Sicily), and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino.

  • Eight new vehicles including the German BF-110 and British Mosquito fighter-bombers.

  • Two new fighting forces including the Free French forces and Italian army.

  • New hand-held weapons including the Italian Breda assault rifle, British Sten SMG and bayonets on rifles.

  • Proprietary Refractor 2 engine raises bar for graphics and 3D rendering.

  • Huge multiplayer component supporting up to 64 players that requires teamwork and cooperation from each member in order to achieve victory for the Axis or Allies.

  • Unique single player mode features no scripting, meaning the player gets different experience each time they play.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Jun 15, 2004.

Press Release:

    EA SHIPS BATTLEFIELD 1942: THE ROAD TO ROME FOR THE PC

    Expansion Pack to the Award-Winning First-Person Multiplayer Game
    Focuses on the Italian and Sicilian Campaigns of WWII



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 4, 2003 – Enemy Spotted! Medic! It’s time once again to break out the bomber jackets as EA (NASDAQ: ERTS) today began shipping the highly anticipated multiplayer expansion pack Battlefield 1942’: The Road to Rome. The PC game offers more maps, vehicles, and fighting forces including the French free forces and Italian military.

    Focusing on the Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII, players can choose to fight on six new maps including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. Each map contains highly detailed environments featuring elements such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees and the Monte Cassino Monastery.

    Controllable vehicles are the heart of the original Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road to Rome delivers by offering eight new vehicles, including the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers, in addition to the more than 30 vehicles in the original title. There are also new Italian, British and German vehicles and anti-tank guns.

    Staying true to the Battlefield 1942 massive multiplayer legacy, The Road to Rome supports up to 64 players on select maps. In order to achieve victory in this multiplayer game, teamwork and cooperation are requirements. This allows players to fully experience WWII combat. Playing as one of several infantry classes, gamers can control many new weapons including an Italian assault rifle, a British submachine gun and bayoneted rifles. Players can also command numerous land vehicles, ships and aircraft such as a “tankbusting” German tank, the Sturmgeschutz and a new US medium light armor tank the M3 Grant.

    The game uses the proprietary Refractor 2 engine, a robust 3D rendering engine to fully flesh out the action. Though multiplayer experience is the focus of The Road to Rome, there is a single player action mode that features advanced artificial intelligence with no scripting, offering players a completely different experience every time they play.

    Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome was developed by Sweden-based Digital Illusions. EA is publishing and distributing the game for the PC under the EA GAMES’ brand. The game carries an ESRB rating of “T” (Teen) with a descriptor of “Violence” and MSRP US$19.95. The original Battlefield 1942 has earned several distinguished awards, including: IGN Overall Game of the Year, GameSpy Multiplayer Game of the Year and GameSpot’s Best Action Game on PC. The original Battlefield 1942 game is required in order to play The Road to Rome. Product information can be found on the game’s web site at www.battlefield1942.ea.com.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. EA markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA GAMES’, EA SPORTS BIG and EA.COM. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Feb 28, 2004.

Back of Box:

    THE WAR IS FAR FROM OVER...



    ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME IN THIS EXPANSION PACK TO BATTLEFIELD 1942. FIGHT YOUR WAY TO VICTORY ON THE ITALIAN FRONT IN SOME OF THE FIERCEST BATTLES OF WORLD WAR II. FROM THE SHORES OF SICILY TO THE HILLS OF MONTE CASSINO, WAGE WAR ONLINE WITH UP TO 64 PLAYERS WITH AN ALL-NEW ASSORTMENT OF WWII FIREPOWER.

    TAKE IT TO THE ENEMY
    IN 6 NEW BATTLES FROM THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN.

    ENLIST FOR BATTLE
    WITH 2 NEW ARMIES - ITALY AND THE FREE FRENCH FORCES.

    EXPAND YOUR ARSENAL
    WITH 8 NEW VEHICLES INCLUDING THE BRITISH MOSQUITO LIGHT BOMBER.

    BLAST AWAY
    WITH THE BRITISH STEN SUBMACHINE GUN AND OTHER NEW WEAPONS.

    THE BATTLE RAGES ON!


    Contributed by Corn Popper (69577) on Apr 08, 2003.