Sadly, it's far too short, but there's still plenty to salivate over in the brand new gameplay trailer that EA have released for the upcoming, highly anticipated Battlefield 3
, comprised entirely of in-game footage on DICE's impressive new Frostbite 2 engine:
The trailer also confirms what was leaked a few weeks ago
; if you pre-order the game's Limited Edition from EA's Online Store
you'll get the "Back to Karkand" expansion for free, which includes four legendary maps from 2005's Battlefield 2
remade in the new Frostbite 2 engine, complete with BF2 weapons, vehicles, unique rewards and additional Achievements.
EA also revealed a brief synopsis of the game and summed up what to expect from it when it releases this Fall/Autumn, quoted from the press release below:
In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York. As a U.S. Marine in the field, periods of tension and anticipation are punctuated by moments of complete chaos. As bullets whiz by, as walls crumble, as explosions force players to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.
Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE’s new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology from the latest EA SPORTS™ games. The experience doesn’t stop with the engine – it just starts there. In single-player, multiplayer and co-op, Battlefield 3 is a near-future war game depicting international conflicts spanning land, sea and air. Players are dropped into the heart of the combat whether it occurs on dense city streets where they must fight in close quarters or in wide open rural locations that require long range tactics.
For loads more about about the game, check out our previous Battlefield 3 Information Roundup