Kiss your ass goodbye, Iran, here comes the U.S. tanks! In one of the gameplay trailers from EA’s “Battlefield 3” shown over at E3, you play Marine Sgt. Miller as he takes part in a large-scale tank assault on the outskirts of Tehran. The campaign is called “Thunder Run” and my oh my does it look thunderously awesome. I’m usually not a big ol fan of driving vehicles in campaigns (I’m a run-and-gun type of guy), but manning a big ol tank as it invades a country is just, well, it’s just damn cool. Besides that, you also get your first look at the game’s multiplayer offering, along with a trailer for the game’s new Frostbite 2 engine.
Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of the competition with the power of Frostbite 2, the next installment 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 multi-player actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America.
I’ve already been geeked out over previous trailers for “Battlefield 3”, but the pure coolness of these latest gameplay trailers from E3 just totally blows me away. This is, indeed, a good day to blow shit up!
Originally slated for late December, the game is now arriving on all the platforms October 25, 2011, which would give it about a two-week head start on Activision’s latest “Call of Duty” title, “Modern Warfare 3”. Coincidence? Probably not.