A first teaser trailer has confirmed a “fall” release for Battlefield 3, after Game Informer revealed the hugely-anticipated shooter as its March cover last night.
First mentioned in 2009 by former EA COO John Pleasents.
This is the twelfth main entry in the Battlefield series, not including expansions.
Set in US, Europe and the Middle-East.
A beta will take place this year.
The game’s first trailer was due to release today, both on GI and at the Battlefield 3 site, but leaked to YouTube this morning.
EA has now released the footage on the game’s official site.
Game Informer has published some first details on the game, such as “64-player multiplayer on PC, jets, and the ability to go prone.”
The game will see you play as the US Marines in locations like the US, Europe and the Middle-East around “claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and open, vehicle-friendly landscapes as you fight your way through the war of tomorrow.”
Battlefield 3 is the first core entry in the lauded shooter series since 2005’s Battlefield 2, although spin-offs Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 1943, both Bad Company titles and Battlefield Heroes have seen release in the interim.
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The game will release in the final six months of 2011, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello.
Yesterday, DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson confirmed that PC versions of Battlefield 1943 and the Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 were canceled so that the studio’s full attention could be on Battlefield 3.
The third Battlefield is the first to use DICE’s new Frostbite 2.0 engine, and is expected to go into beta before October 2011, thanks to a 12-month limited cross-promotion with last year’s Medal of Honor.