Battlefield 3’s hand-to-hand combat shown off at C2E2

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:40 GMT

Presentations at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo have revealed new snippets of intel on Battlefield 3, including the scaling down of the console versions and improved melee gameplay mechanics.

CERFY spoke with DICE representatives at C2E2, and confirmed that the PC version’s 64-player maps would be scaled in size for the console player limit of 24.

Well, except for planes; airborne players will experience full size maps bereft of infantry no go zones.

During a closed-doors demonstration, DICE showed off Battlefield 3’s rapid hand-to-hand combat. Onscreen prompts gave the demonstrator various options during close-quarters combat, allowing for left and right punches, counters and throws, rather than the usual single strike seen in many shooters.

Battlefield 3 is the first core entry in the series since 2005, and will release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 late this year.

Thanks, M.K.

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