EA and DICE have today announced that they’ll be continuing their DLC support of Battlefield 3 with three brand new themed expansion packs coming out during this year, starting with Close Quarters in June, Armored Kill in the fall and End Game sometime in winter.
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.”
So what can you actually expect to get in each of these expansion packs? Well, the official press release from EA and DICE had this to say on the subject:
· 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 history.
· Battlefield 3: End Game – The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.
Sadly no pricing details have been mentioned at this point, but since Back to Karkand cost 1200MSP and these packs seem to offer the same level of content you can likely expect the price to be the same as well. Regardless, it looks like DICE are intent on delivering some quality DLC for their game over the coming year. Time to get back to the battlefield, then.