After a delay for the game, EA DICE is back to hyping the release of Battlefield V with an action-packed single player trailer that features Kingsman star Mark Strong. Although Battlefield V is moving with the times thanks to the inclusion of its Firestorm battle royale mode, a classic story campaign is still a big part of the game along side its signature multiplayer and the Combined Arms co-op mode.
Battlefield V's World War II campaign follows a very similar structure to is set in a completely different war to 2016’s World War I themed Battlefield 1. Several stories will be interconnected as Strong provides the epilogue and prologue to the tale.
EA teased the Battlefield V story trailer release with the added addition of Strong's vocals yesterday and now fans can see the footage in its cinematic glory. Alongside vehicular combat at sea and in the air, there are also some impressive ski scenes and a variety of different backdrops.
The War Stories element of the game will go hand-in-hand with Battlefield V's multiplayer gameplay. Part of the single-player mode, the Nordlys War Story, will focus on a female resistance fighter in Norway, emphasizing the premise of exploring the untold stories and unseen locations of WWII. This is the first of four stories that will play out like episodes of a TV show.
Away from the aforementioned Nordlys, players will also become an unlikely English soldier trapped behind enemy lines in a sabotage mission for Under No Flag. There’s also the fight for a home you’ve never seen in Tirailleur and December's controversial post-release campaign - The Last Tiger - will show a different side of the story and follow a German Tiger 1 tank crew in the last days of the war.
Battlefield received backlash from its first reveal trailer over the use of women in the World War II setting and over-the-top cosmetic choices in multiplayer, but developers admit that they wish they'd included female protagonists earlier in the franchise. While there is no news on what EA DICE has planned after the first four stories, there is every chance that Battlefield V will continue rolling out War Stories to keep gamers invested.
As Battlefield V goes head-to-head with Activision's just-released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the inclusion of a single player story potentially nudges EA ahead in terms of total product offerings (since it will also feature its own Firestorm battle royale to compete with Blackout). Battlefield V took a bit of a hammering in its beta testing phase, but if the War Stories trailer is anything to go by, the game is one to watch in 2018.
- Battlefield V (2018 Video Game) release date: Nov 20, 2018