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A quick glimpse of Battlefield 3

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Battlefield 3
DICE has two new images to tantalize Battlefield 3 fans--an aerial shot of the Karkland location and an official wallpaper. Both are being released to promote the Back to Karkland preview you get if you preorder the game. The trailer DICE showed off earlier this year really got me interested in Battlefield 3; it looks like everything the Medal of Honor reboot should have been. I played around with Bad Company 2 a bit and liked it a lot more than the recent Call of Duty titles, so I hope Battlefield 3 steals the crown from the CoD series. CoD has been on top just a little to long and is starting to get bland--if DICE shakes things up, Bobby Kotick and his minions might be forced to innovate to keep up.

Today, DICE released the first images for Battlefield 3™: Back to Karkand, the a massive pre-order incentive for Battlefield 3™, that is available for free to players who pre-order the Limited Edition of the game. A new blog post over at www.battlefield.com is the first in a series called ‘Going back to Karkand’ featuring an interview with Lead Designer Niklas Fegraeus.

This themed multiplayer pack pays tribute to Battlefield fans by featuring four highly celebrated maps from Battlefield 2, including Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and the Sharqi Peninsula, each now boldly re-mastered using Frostbite 2. Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more.

Gamers can pre-order the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition now at http://eastore.ea.com/battlefield3 or read more about it over on the Battlefield Blog at www.battlefield.com.

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.

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.