Battlefield: Bad Company 2 hits the Xperia Play exclusively

One of the most popular video game franchises at the moment is the first-person shooter Battlefield: Bad Company. The hotly anticipated third installment of the series Bad Company 3 is due to hit gaming consoles this autumn and is promising to be one of the best FPS games of all time. When it finally releases it will find itself going head-to-head with probably the most popular FPS franchise at the moment Call of Duty, as they release their latest installment Modern Warfare 3.

An announcement was made today via an email that Geeky Gadgets received from Sony, confirming that the latest Battlefield title, Bad Company 2, is now available for download on their gaming smartphone the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. It appears EA have been quite stealthy recently with the launch of their Flexion store for Android, which saw the release of D.A.R.K for the Xperia Play and now their Battlefield title.

The game features fourteen solo campaign missions and a total of five detailed battle zones in which they take place. Much like the game available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, players can make their way through the single-player campaign and, using cooperation and strategy, are able to cause realistic destruction of enemies and buildings.

As far as Android FPS games go there is not a lot of quality available at the moment, however EA could be about to change that as Bad Company 2 is reported to have some great FPS gameplay and stunning visuals in terms of Android standards. You can see the graphics and gameplay for yourself by checking out the video of the game in action below.

For now it looks as though Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an Xperia Play exclusive, which means those of you who own other types of Android phone will have to wait a while longer. In the meantime you shall have to make do with Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja to keep your thumbs occupied.

This is not the first game to be released exclusively to the Xperia Play either. Games like Minecraft and Rainbow 6 are amongst several titles now available on the Sony Ericsson. Many more games are also set to be released on the smartphone before hitting the general Android market such as Dungeon Hunter and Pocket legends.

Are you an Xperia Play owner? If not, do the exclusive titles that the smartphone is receiving tempt you into buying one?

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Written by Chris Cook

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