Anyone waiting for Battlefield: Bad Company 2
to get the "Game of the Year" treatment may hit pay dirt soon enough. The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition
has been spotted on a couple of retail sites -- ShopTo.Net
in the UK and Amazon
in the US. The game appears to contain all the downloadable content released thus far, including all the VIP content, the limited edition unlocks and the four-player Onslaught Mode
, as well as DICE's online-only XBLA and PSN game, Battlefield 1943
Amazon has PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions listed at $59.99 for August 31st. It's worth noting that Onslaught is actually the only pay-for DLC ($10) included on the Ultimate Edition. The VIP content normally comes free with new copies of the standard edition, and the Limited Edition bonuses -- apart from the two weapons from 1943
-- can be unlocked the old-fashioned way (by playing the game!). Since the older version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2
retails for $40 or less, it becomes a question of whether you want the included Battlefield 1943
with an effective discount of $5 (its regular price is $15).
We've contacted EA and will update this post if we receive any official details on the Ultimate Edition.