Battlefield 3 Takes the Fight Back to Karkand
First Expansion Pack for EA's Award-Winning Shooter Coming December 6th
to PlayStation 3, December 13th to Xbox 360 and
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that Battlefield
3™: Back to Karkand, the first digital expansion pack for the
critically acclaimed Battlefield 3, will be available December 6th
for download on the PlayStation®Network and December 13th on
Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and the PC. Building on the biggest launch in EA
history, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a full-feature
digital expansion pack giving gamers more of the explosive multiplayer
that Joystiq.com called "mesmerizing," and gameplay that has won over 60
industry awards and continues to delight gamers across the globe in what
Seth Schiesel of The New York Times declares, "the most visually
realistic shooter on the market."
Utilizing the power of Frostbite™ 2, the Back to Karkand expansion
pack remasters four of the most popular Battlefield multiplayer
maps in the franchise's history all with enhanced levels of destruction,
including Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi
Peninsula. In addition to these four new maps, Battlefield 3: Back to
Karkand marks the return of the classic Conquest Assault mode from Battlefield
2™. A twist on the beloved Conquest mode, Conquest Assault starts
one team in command of all control points on the map while the opposing
team must assault and take the flags over in order to stop their tickets
from bleeding down to zero. Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand also
features three new vehicles, ten new weapons, five new dog tags,
five new achievements/trophies and an added layer of persistence where
players complete assignments to unlock items and earn rewards.
"Free for those that pre-ordered or purchased the Limited Edition of Battlefield
3, Back to Karkand is another way for us to say thanks to our
fans and show our continued support for the game," said Patrick
Soderlund, Executive Vice President of the EA Games Label. "The launch
of Battlefield 3 was only the beginning as we vow to keep the
game alive with additional content and gameplay improvements in the
months ahead. We're excited to recreate and share some new Battlefield
moments on these beloved maps that only Battlefield games can
Available exclusively for one week on the PlayStation Network, Battlefield
3: Back to Karkand will be available December 6th at no
extra charge* or for $14.99. The expansion pack will be available on
December 13th for $14.99 on PC at Origin.com
or for 1200 MS points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Battlefield fans
can purchase merchandise online at the all-new DICE store at www.store.dice.se.
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* For those that pre-ordered or purchased the Limited Edition version of
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