Gamers who have held off picking up Battlefield 3 may want to wait a little while longer. Electronic Arts today announced the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, a bundle for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC that includes all of the game's planned and released downloadable content and more for $70.
Due out on September 11 in North America and on September 13 in Europe, the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition packs in all five digital expansion packs, including the already released $15 Back to Karkand and Close Quarters expansions. Additionally, the premium bundle will include upcoming add-ons Armored Kill, Aftermath, and End Game.
A similar offer is currently available via the Battlefield 3 Premium service. For $50, players who already own the base game can grab all previously released DLC for Battlefield 3, as well as early access to upcoming add-ons. More than 1.3 million have already purchased Battlefield 3 Premium.
The Battlefield 3 Premium Edition also includes a "head start" kit for the game's multiplayer component. This collection includes 15 multiplayer unlocks.
EA calls the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition an "unbeatable value" at $70, noting if gamers were to purchase all content individually, the cost would exceed $100. If pricing patterns hold for the future add-ons, the total would actually be $135.