EA have made it no secret that they want to offer incentives to first-hand purchasers of their games. Their project ten dollar initiative aims to package launch-day bonus downloadable content extras redeemable from a coupon-code provided in the retail box. With secondhand buyers having to fork out US$10 if they want the goods (in the case of this BF:BC2 content, it's US$15).
While some see it as just stuff that should have been in the game to begin with (yours truly included) it is still extra content none-the-less and sure to add more longevity to the game.
Here's what the official Battlefield Blog
had to say about the Day One Map Pack:
The map pack contains two new maps which are the Rush map, Nelson Bay and the Conquest map, Laguna Alta which you can check out in the video now. The maps will be available from March 2nd which will allow the lucky North America players to get access and practice while us Europeans wait a few days more.Watch the trailer right here on AusGamers.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 lands in Australia on March 4th 2010 for PC and Xbox 360 with PlayStation 3 following on March 11th.