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Battlefield 3

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA DICE
Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011 (US), Oct. 28, 2011 (EU)

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'Battlefield 3' (ALL) Launch Specials At GameStop

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT

Battlefield 3 not only includes its signature multiplayer potion, but also a full single-player campaign and a co-op campaign featuring the return of jets, prone, and 64-player multiplayer (on PC), all powered by the new Frostbite 2 game engine..

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York. As a U.S. Marine in the field, periods of tension and anticipation are punctuated by moments of complete chaos. As bullets whiz by, as walls crumble, as explosions force players to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE's new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology from the latest EA Sports games.

The experience doesn't stop with the engine — it just starts there. In single-player, multiplayer and co-op, Battlefield 3 is a near-future war game depicting international conflicts spanning land, sea and air. Players are dropped into the heart of the combat whether it occurs on dense city streets where they must fight in close quarters or in wide open rural locations that require long range tactics.

Gamers everywhere will be joining the front lines on Oct. 25 when EA's first-person shooter Battlefield 3 launches. GameStop stores nationwide will open at 10:00 p.m. local time to help fans get battle ready with first-to-play opportunities on Battlefield 3, game-themed contests and more.

PC gamers that want to get into the action right away can pre-purchase the digital PC version of Battlefield 3 in GameStop stores nationwide or online and download on launch day – without having to leave the house! And if that’s not enough motivation, customers that purchase the digital PC version at GameStop between Oct. 10 and Oct. 24 get a $10 gift card for use on a future purchase. GameStop PowerUp Rewards members also score double points on all digital PC games, including Battlefield 3.

Bob McKenzie, SVP of merchandising at GameStop, thinks the retailer is ready for this epic launch. “Battlefield 3 is shaping up to be one of our top launches of all time. With GameStop-exclusive offers, widespread midnight openings and rich digital PC offers, we expect a lot of excitement from customers at the Oct. 25 launch.”

GameStop Exclusive Offers

Pre-order Battlefield 3 now at GameStop stores nationwide or online and get the Physical Warfare Pack complete with:

  • DAO-12 Shotgun
  • Flash Suppressor
  • Type 88 LMG
  • Flachette Ammo

Offer available while supplies last.

Bonus Limited Edition Content

Pre-Order Battlefield 3 and be upgraded to the Limited Edition at no additional cost. The Battlefield 3 Limited Edition includes the Back to Karkand Expansion Pack, a $15 value, featuring:

  • Four Legendary maps from Battlefield 2 re-imagined with Frostbite 2 technology
  • Classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles

Additional Battlefield 3 Offers at GameStop

GameStop PowerUp Rewards members get double points when they pay in full by Oct. 16. In addition, all GameStop customers can get it for less, and pay it off faster, with a 30% trade bonus on any game traded toward the pre-order and purchase of Battlefield 3.

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.

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.


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