New Battlefield 3 Info: Locations, Box Art and Limited Edition Contents

The Battlefield 3 teaser trailer was shown yesterday and left a lot of fans scrambling for more information, and here it is! We have uncovered some new details about 2011’s hottest game release including the official box art, in-game locations and the apparent contents of an upcoming Limited Edition.

You can check out the official boxart below, which was revealed in an official announcement post made on the Battlefield Blog. In addition, the following information was posted on the Australian version of the Official Web Site:

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of the competition with the power of Frostbite™ 2, the next instalment of DICE’s cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Paris, Tehran and New York.

Now for those who don’t know, Frostbite 2 does take full advantage of DX11 and 64-bit processors, however DX9 is not supported. Long story short, Windows XP will not be supported.


Further details posted on the Australian site announce the key features of the game, confirming the return of destruction in Battlefield 3. The features list also reveals the locations in which the game will take place.

KEY FEATURES

Frostbite 2 – Battlefield 3 introduces Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights. Built upon this powerful game engine, Battlefield 3 immerses players physically and emotionally to the world around them like never before.

Feel the Battle — Feel the impact of bullets and explosions, drag your fallen comrades into safety, and mount your weapon on almost any part of the terrain. Battlefield 3’s cutting edge animation, spectacular visuals and real as hell battle gameplay attack your senses and make you feel the visceral warriors experience like no other FPS.

Unparalleled Vehicle Warfare — The best online vehicle warfare experience gets even better with a fitting sonic boom as fighter jets headline impressive lineup of land, air and sea vehicles.

Urban Combat — Take the fight to iconic and unexpected places in the USA, Middle East, and Europe including claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and open, vehicle-friendly landscapes as you fight your way through the war of tomorrow.

Another whammy that got leaked was on the actual poster itself, which hints at EA’s latest charging scheme:

The Battlefield 3 Limited Edition includes Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand at no extra charge*

This themed expansion pack features four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly re-imagined with Frostbite 2 physics, destruction and visuals. Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements / trophies, and more. For those who don’t pre-order to secure the limited edition, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion content will be available for purchase approximately one month after the game’s release.

We must add that this news has not been officially confirmed by EA, but it is a possibility that EA may be charging players who do not pre-order for those extra maps.

That’s all the information we have for now. Stayed tuned for more details as they leak. Expect the flood gates to open once the March issue of Game Informer hits shelves, featuring an exclusive first look at Battlefield 3.

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