Battlefield 3 Limited Edition details leaked?

Premium edition to include Back to Karkand expansion according to prematurely posted ad; content bundles updated weapons, vehicles, and maps from Battlefield 2.

Source: A leaked ad for the limited edition of Battlefield 3, as seen on Battlefield fansite EnterBF3.

What we heard: Last week Battlefield series developer DICE officially lifted the veil on the latest entry in the series, Battlefield 3. The Swedish studio said the title would arrive this fall in standard and limited-edition iterations. Now, some new intel on the LE has crept out.

Battlefield fans can relive history with the limited edition, according to the ad.

According to a leaked ad for Battlefield 3 (pictured at right), the limited edition of the new shooter will come bundled with the Back to Karkand expansion, which will contain a heap of Battlefield 2 content, including weapons, vehicles, and four multiplayer environments.

The ad did not reveal which four maps will be included with the pack; however, Strike at Karkand was a popular multiplayer environment in Battlefield 2 and would seem a likely fit for the Back to Karkand expansion.

The ad shows only the PC version of the title, but according to additional wording, it looks like the limited edition is coming to consoles. The ad says the limited edition will include additional trophies and achievements for players to unlock, which is a likely indicator that the edition will land on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Additionally, those who do not purchase a limited-edition copy of Battlefield 3 can purchase and download the Back to Karkand expansion content about a month after the title is released, according to the leaked advertisement. Neither a price nor a more exact release date has been affixed to the content thus far.

The official story: As of press time DICE has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter.

Bogus or not bogus?: Looking very much not bogus that EA is planning a multiplatform limited edition for Battlefield 3. But whatever the case, answers will arrive soon, as DICE has said it will unveil the limited edition properly at this year's Game Developers Conference, which is set for the end of the month.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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225 comments
u-got-served
u-got-served

Dice want to give the pc something special even if the ps3 can support 64 players ( i think she can ).But at least give the ps3 32 players for multi...

TheWarscent
TheWarscent

No online wargame ever come close to the large scale feel of BF2 (other than ARMA2)where tactics and taking your time really mattered in a game.The real BATTLEFIELD series is very different from the BAD COMPANY series.The console generation that only know the BFBC spinoffs are in for one hell of a treat!(Battlefield 2 remake that came out for the 360 doesnt count..it wasnt anything like the PC version and sucked.)In the traditional Battlefield,the characters can go prone,there are even larger maps with more types of vics such as fixed wing aircraft and boat types.Lots of fun to be had indeed.I dont see any reason to play any other FPS upon its release. As long as BF stays away from the COD style gameplay ill always be a fan. I could see a future when COD could drift more torward the BF side of things as thier fire burns out.I think they could start opening up thier level environments,,adding bullet drop,,vics,,and many things that slowdown gameplay to a more realistic level in some kind of COD spinoff.Then i might check it out. Until then im BF all the way.

TheWarscent
TheWarscent

Ready for the free beta.So I guess it was worth buying MOH after all.

Pieleanu65
Pieleanu65

viva BATTLEFIELD!!!! viva la ingame REVOLUTION !!! EA and DICE are the only once who realy did alot for the FUN OF EGO-GAMING... you did the BEST:::NICE and TX...iwas intoxicated whih COD..

broca
broca

i just cant wait until here !!!! : )

mssmss
mssmss

i just cant wait until there !!!!

EchoEcho
EchoEcho

@Maverick51510 -- Thank you for telling me what I do and do not deserve to play on my gaming platform of choice. That's not an elitist attitude at all -- no, you're just trying to save me from myself. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a few dozen games I need to unbuy for my console because I probably don't deserve to play those, either.

CyberKlown28
CyberKlown28

Thumbs down if you love Baddlefailed 3 :)

CyberKlown28
CyberKlown28

Hmmm wonder where they thought up the idea of a special edition =p Maybe they thought the cover didn't give it away to some so they did this to make sure?

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

How limited are these editions?

solidsnake_cs
solidsnake_cs

@Frostyballoon What you saying? I believe there are much more Modern and Futuristic shooters. Not to say that only a few of the already few WW2 have good multiplayer. Call of Duty 5 and Battlefield 1942 and 1943.

OneEyedMonsta
OneEyedMonsta

@kais112 If that turns out to be the player count on consoles then I definitely won't be buying BF3. EA/DICE can go play in rush hour traffic.

Frostyballoon
Frostyballoon

@solidsnake_cs WW2 has been done over and over and over again. there is like maybe 5 modern war games but 36 WW2 games..i think the world is sick of WW2

kais112
kais112

did anyone know it has actually been announced that it is 24 players on consoles by accident as they put that up on the ea store

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

@abcdefgabcdefgz, because CoD isn't played out, right?

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

@Konviktion No doubt there will be another BC game. BC2 is hugely popular, but I would guess they're going to give BF3 at least 6 months of release time before they announce BC3. They might be able to pull off another game or two with the frostbite engine before we start whining for improvements.

azurik15
azurik15

I prefer Europa Union vs China(or Eastern Coalition) scenario.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

Battlefields are so played out now. How many different ones can they make? They all play the same.

sonynhater
sonynhater

A jet flying towards the screen? Does this mean airplanes????? I certainly hope so

Konviktion
Konviktion

They should do a sequel to Bad Company 2...I really enjoyed the characters in that game.

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

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rann89
rann89

So they have DLC content made over half a year before the game is even released? Unless this can be modded, I'm going to be skipping this. EA and DICE have been making pretty terrible games of late, only way I'm buying this is if the community is going to be able to make their own material.

Bashers79
Bashers79

Rather than call the Limited Edition version, "Limited Edition", why don't they just call the normal version "limited Content" with small print saying "This version has had its content deliberately limited in order to make you feel as though you are missing out and to make you feel you need to buy the more expensive version and/or DLC which will be release shortly"

diedstah
diedstah

@Sirbobislost Yeah i remember, it was called Armored Fury, second to last dlc i believe. There where some good maps in that map pack. But BF3 is going to have a full campaign. If that is going to take place on US soil like MW2, and homefront. It wouldnt be very original.

Naok1
Naok1

Indeed. Bad Company 2 is a good game, and as a good multiplayer indeed. But Battlefield2 still as a better flow of the game. Its more balanced and the maps are better designed for multiplayer skirmishs. Its still my favourite game of the Battlefield series, altough i missed Battlefield1942.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@Zooner1399 Exactly BC2 was good but MP wise it just wasn't as good as BF2 before BC fans start thumbing me down go and play BF2 on the PC and you'll see what I mean

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@diedstah BF2s 1st addon pack (I don't mean the special forces one that came out before I consider that an expansion because you got a ton of stuff at a bargin price although the addons were only £6 new better then new COD or halo map packs) added 3 or 4 US style maps and vehicles which were rather good

Rebornpheonix
Rebornpheonix

BF3 will be amazing, I'm curious about the destruction upgrade from Destruction 2.0.

Konxumer
Konxumer

Yawn... show me more than three capture points to a map that aren't in a straight line, and maybe I'll be interested. Otherwise wake me up when Red Orchestra drops.

adidas32x
adidas32x

@BlurKillerEX yea, i hope you dont buy this, i wouldnt want idiots infesting battlefield games. @halojp23 dont be mad that u get owned at an arcade game. again, bf is great, cod is great, and they are very different games, i guess some dont know the difference, sigh

go-divis99
go-divis99

Mass Effect 3, Elder Scrolls V, Halo: CE remake, and now this game??? I Need to Rob More Banks this Year...

Pimpmobile3456
Pimpmobile3456

@Elgranpimp I think the main reason they put the extra content in the limited edition is to force people to buy it new. kind of like VIP in BC2. not a bad idea if you think about it

BlurKillerEX
BlurKillerEX

@halojp23 I hope not, CoD players can just stick to their game, i wouldn't want CoD players infesting battlefield games and act like idiots...

benboz
benboz

Definitely getting the Limited Edition. Can't wait for this game.

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

Bring that battle to whatever homefront you want, U.S. dominates every game.

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

Bring that battle to whatever homefront you want, U.S. dominates every game.

diedstah
diedstah

Notice the modern looking buidlings in the background with an American soldier infront of the poster? Can we expect a war on US soil ala homefront? Hope not

halojp23
halojp23

ok i hope everybody buys this instead of that call of duty crap black ops was my last

snob
snob

Can't wait for this!!! :o

snob
snob

Can't wait for this!!! :o

Zooner1399
Zooner1399

Omg. Looking forward for BF2 kind of experience. Best game I've played online, tons and tons of fun. I loved BC2 too, but I hope the Rush mode is gone and the classic Battlefield-way-of-play get back with insane graphics and fun as never gameplay. Don't screw around DICE.

Elgranpimp
Elgranpimp

@ghstbstr Thanks. you too. Can't wait for BF3!

Kasiam
Kasiam

@ Gigas_Yuu Helicopter flying in BC2 for the PS3 was probably the best time I had in that game.

issa3703
issa3703

Best game of the FPS year wow, 2011 will be the awesome year for FPS

TheDarkCrucible
TheDarkCrucible

@k2theswiss: if they do like they did with Medal of Honor you won't be paying extra money for the content, its just to encourage people to buy it when it comes out. so tbh after I play the Battlefield 3 Beta when it comes out ill make my choice cause if its good and I could get a free DLC sure why not?

OleanderX
OleanderX

2011 is already shaping up to be an awesome year for games. Uncharted, Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3 and lots more I cant name off the the top of my head!! Those are the tittles im really looking forward to.