Spoiler: ESRB certificate reveals Bad Company 2 level

Neowin has learnt that a ESRB ratings certificate issued for Electronic Art's upcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2 game, reveals an interesting piece of information about the first person shooter's storyline. If you don't wish to know anything about the game's storyline, stop reading now!

So what's the spoiler? According to the rating issued by the US and Canadian based Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the game is going to contain a World War II level before moving to the modern day. The summary, which can be found on the ESRB website, reads:

"In single-player mode, players conduct missions on an unnamed Japanese island during World War II and then move into the modern day through jungles, deserts, and snowy terrain."

Apart from that there is nothing special. The game will contain guns, gunshots and "large sprays of blood", as well as some profanity.

The inclusion of a World War II level may go some way to explaining the ability for Battlefield 1943 weapons to be used in Bad Company 2, which was revealed in the official Battlefield 1943 Twitter feed in July last year.

Kotaku muses that the inclusion of the level may also be a case of DICE and EA testing reaction to the possibility of another World War II based Battlefield.

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Lets move on from WWII scenarios, I mean it sounds like this will be little different. I want a wave of creative FPS's not the same old story or ideas.

I actually think the WWII pacific theatre could do with another game or two. It's the modern day combat zones which are way too stale.

Honestly though, every setting has already been fully saturated, there's nothing to move on to. Guess we all just have to wait for WW3. :P

To get on topic though: I'm really looking forward to Bad Company 2. The way the game handles destruction in multiplayer is quite impressive.

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