EA has announced the release date for Battlefield 3: October 25, 2011. Utilizing DICE's proprietary 'Frostbite 2' engine, Battlefield 3 is launching on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
The Battlefield 3 multi-platform beta is scheduled to kick-start in September. Beta passes had been given away with new game sales of last year's Medal of Honor.
Battlefield 3 captures the intense reality of modern warfare across the globe. DICE is working closely with highly decorated ex-SAS operator and acclaimed author, Andy McNab, to ensure the authenticity and grittiness of today's war is captured in both the single player and multiplayer campaigns. In the single player chapters being highlighted at E3, two new playable characters are introduced. Dmitri "Dima" Mayakovsky, a Russian undercover agent, must fight his way from the Paris Stock Exchange through the crowded city streets in a desperate attempt to stop PLR operatives from detonating a dirty bomb in the heart of Paris. Jonathan "Jono" Miller, a Marine Corporal from America's heartland, is deployed to the barren dustbowl of the Tehran desert to engage PLR forces. This chapter showcases a classic Battlefield vehicle warfare experience as players embark on a large scale tank attack to neutralize the PLR base. The popular Battlefield multiplayer mode