News March 8, 2012

The Battlefield is Expanding!

Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 03/08/12

EA and DICE announced that more expansion packs were coming for their Battlefield 3 title! The first expansion was Back to Karkand, which has pulled in over 12 million players. Each pack, released over the course of this year, will feature new modes, maps and weapons to the already feature loaded title. Take a look at each one:

•    Battlefield 3: Close Quarters — In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.

•    Battlefield 3: Armored Kill — Following the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.

•    Battlefield 3: End Game — The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.

Close Quarters will be released in June while Armored Kill and End Game will be released in the Fall and Winter respectively. While there’s been no word on the price of each one, I assume it will be the same as Back to Karkand (around $14.99/1200 MS points).