EA Rolls Out Three Themed Expansion Packs for Multi-Platinum Battlefield 3
As Fans Continue to Devour the First Expansion Pack, Battlefield 3:
Back to Karkand, DICE Announces Three New Packs that Expand the Smash
Hit with New Modes, Maps and Weapons
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Battlefield™ army is over 12 Million strong and growing every
day as Battlefield 3™ and its first expansion, Battlefield 3:
Back to Karkand continues to recruit gamers around the world with
its dynamic sandbox gameplay and state-of-the-art technology. Today,
DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, demonstrates its
ongoing commitment to fans by unveiling three new themed digital
expansion packs* that will enhance the superior Battlefield
experience with fresh and innovative gameplay, new modes, unique
environments and more ways to wage all-out-war on the battlefield.
Powered by the Frostbite™ 2 engine, the next expansion
packs are: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters in
June, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill in the
fall, and Battlefield 3: End Game in the
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 driveable 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
Battlefield 3: End Game — The fourth
expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand —
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is available now for download for
$14.99 or 1200 Microsoft points and features four of the most beloved Battlefield
2™ maps (Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Wake Island and
Sharqi Peninsula), all fully re-imagined utilizing the power of the
Frostbite 2 engine.
Patrick Bach, Executive Producer, Battlefield 3 said, "Instead of
delivering piecemeal map packs, we're giving players a completely new
experience with every themed expansion pack to keep the action fresh.
Our expansions are designed to excite our large and active fan base
while attracting new recruits with gameplay that is dynamic and
unpredictable every time."
Battlefield 3 is supported by a robust, and completely free
social platform called Battlelog that invites players to
compete, communicate and play with friends. Gamers track personal stats,
compare against other players and join a platoon in an effort to
dominate the battlefield. To add to the competitive fervor, a fully
integrated rent-a-server program for console players will be available
for gamers to play online with friends the way they want to play in
either private, public, ranked or unranked matches. For more information
about these enhancements and future plans for Battlelog, please
Since its launch on Oct. 25, Battlefield 3 has quickly become the
fastest selling title in EA's 20+ year history selling more than 12
Million units since release. Lauded by game critics worldwide for its
compelling single player campaign, intense co-op missions and its
addictive and world class multiplayer, Battlefield 3 has won more
than 120 awards including IGN.com's "Best Multiplayer Game of 2011."
Battlefield 3 is available now in North America and Europe for
the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment and PC.
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* Content and release dates subject to change. Expansion pack prices to
be announced when released.
About Electronic Arts
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entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both
packaged goods products and online services delivered through
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
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