Skip to main content

Battlefield 4 trailer offers a very Gallic look at its upcoming total war

Audio player loading…

(opens in new tab)

Despite somehow getting a B in my French A Level, I can only recall a smattering of the language, those few words mainly revolving around breakfast (or as they call it in France, 'petit breakfast'). Amazingly, it's not enough to help me understand this latest Battlefield 4 trailer, which for some reason has only been released en Francais. Thankfully it's not too hard to follow, if you're proficient in the universal language of Shooting At Shit. In addition to Shit Being Shot At, this latest video features skyscrapers collapsing, planes falling down, and lots of other things that look pretty darned spectacular courtesy of DICE's Le Frostbite 3 engine.

Sacrebleu. At least DICE's horrible portmanteau word 'levolution' makes a bit more sense in a French context - simply insert an apostrophe after that first L, and suddenly the world makes more sense.

Battlefield Quatre is out October 29th in the US, and November 1st in the UK (and, well, France).

Ta, PCGamesN (opens in new tab) and Games HQ Media (opens in new tab) .

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.