Rise Of The Underworld Mod For Battlefield 2, Beta Test 1 Released
I had the chance to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 last February at an event in West Hollywood. Among the A, B, and C level celebs battling against each other for charity was Chad Ochocinco who, I regret to say, didn’t subsequently change his name to Chad Badcompanydos. I only mention this to get to the point that the Bad Company series’ immediate predecessor, venerable shooter Battlefield 2, has sprang a million great mods. Given that my first experience with the most recent offering occurred in the city of angels, it’s entirely fitting that the single most compelling mod for BF2 is chock full of afterlife mythology. And, of course, carnage.
First announced back in April, Sirhc and Lost Pirates Productions‘ Battlefield 2 Mod , “Rise Of The Underworld“, puts the player in the middle of a supernatural fight to death against an escaped-from-hell demonic army. Gone are Battlefield 2′s 20-minutes-in-the-future setting and vast armory of destructive modern weaponry. Instead, players divvy into teams of angels and demons, murder-death-killing each other with various elemental magic spells*. Think Buffy The Vampire Slayer meets John Rambo.
The first beta test has just been released. Below the fold, features, and download links, for your pleasure.
Rise of the Underworld feature new teams (Angels and Demons), elemental magical powers (earth, air, fire, water**) and weapons blasts based on them, renamed and reskinned soldiers, and more. The developers originated in the Battlefield Pirates community; BFP veterans may therefore find Rise of the Underworld somewhat familiar territory. Interesting in joining the beta test to find out for yourself? You can download here.