Fresh off of news that Medal of Honor: Warfighter buyers would be able to get into the Battlefield 4 beta, comes the debut of the trailer for their third Battlefield 3 expansion pack; Armored Kill.
A stark contrast to the infantry based, close-knit frag-a-thon maps seen in the previous expansion pack, Close Quarters, Armored Kill instead focuses on one of the main reasons why Battlefield continues to bring players to the table; vehicle warfare across massive maps as the good lords at DICE intended.
The trailer itself, which you can see appended to this article, shows off the Wintery Alborz Mountain map and the dusty and rough wide-open terrain in the Bandar Desert map; apparently the largest map in Battlefield history.
Features-wise, Armored Kill brings more of the expected – four new maps, five new assignments and and additional five new vehicle types, including ATVs, mobile artillery and tanks.
There are however, still no Camaro’s sadly. Shed a tear.
In addition to this, progression fiends will be foaming at the mouth to hear that there are over 20 vehicle specific unlocks as well as the opportunity to start certain maps in the all-new gunship.
Finally, a new mode has been added too. Known as Tank Superiority mode, it entails players strapped into heavy vehicles exclusively as they struggle to maintain dominance of critical areas of the map.
As is par for the course, Battlefield 3 Premium members will get two weeks early access to Armored Kill when it launches sometime in September this year. Armored Kill effectively marks the mid-way point for Battlefield 3 expansion packs; with the mysterious Aftermath and Endgame add-ons due out in December this year and March next year respectively.
I cannot wait for this, as it’s this sort of big map, multi-vehicle experience that really helps define Battlefield and sets it apart from its peers.
Take a look at the trailer below and see if you agree:
Armored Kill for Battlefield 3 is due out sometime in September this year for Xbox 360, PS3 & PC platforms. For non-Premium members, the expansion will run you 1,200 Microsoft Points/$14.99/£9.99 respectively.