Battlefield fans, we know you’re anxiously awaiting the release of Battlefield 3 this fall, and today we’ve got some good news for you. EA and DICE announced two editions of Battlefield 3 and the unique pre-order items available at participating retailers in North America today! Soldiers and squads looking to claim battlefield superiority this Oct. 25, 2011 have an array of options available when pre-ordering the game.
Battlefield 3 is proving to be one of the most anticipated games of 2011, having already earned over 50 awards including ‘Best Action Game’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer Game.’ With the beautiful Frostbite 2 engine powering the game and the celebrated Battlefield feel, anybody can see why people are so excited for this one.
The standard edition of the game includes the single-player campaign, all 10 massive co-op maps and multiple multiplayer modes. The Limited Edition comes with a ton of extras to make your experience even better and you can get it at no extra cost.
Gamers who pre-order Battlefield 3 are assured a copy of the Limited Edition, which includes the Back to Karkand post-launch digital expansion pack at no extra charge. With Back to Karkand, players can wage all-out war on four of the most celebrated maps from Battlefield 2 including Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and the Sharqi Peninsula, all stunningly re-created using the power of Frostbite 2.
Select retailers are also offering Battlefield 3 pre-order customers the following promotional items:
- Physical Warfare Pack --Storm the battlefield armed with a set of three exclusive weapons in the Physical Warfare Pack including: 1) the Type 88 light machine gun with bipod for deadly firepower and total zone control; 2) the SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor that provides increased stealth abilities for Recon soldiers; and 3) the lethal armor-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun that will tear through anything in its path. Each weapon will be available for a limited time in-game, and will later become available to all players. Also unlocked is instant access to the highly versatile DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun.
- SPECACT Kit -- Players can expand their customizable options in Battlefield 3 with a set of eight unique multiplayer skins, one for each class in Battlefield 3.
- Dog Tag Pack-- In Battlefield 3, dog tags serve as the player’s in-game signature, allowing gamers to customize their soldiers. Dog tags are displayed on screen every time a player takes down an enemy or claims an opponent’s dog tags. This pre-order exclusive item comes with five new, unique dog tags.
As an added bonus, players who pre-order the game from Origin will be granted early access to the Open Beta for Battlefield 3 when it goes live in September. Early Beta access is for US PC Download customers only.
Battlefield 3 will be available Oct. 25, 2011 in North America for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the PC. PC gamers will be able to download the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition at Origin as well as over 100 digital retailers worldwide. For a complete list of worldwide digital download partners, please visit www.battlefield.com/digitaldownload.