Battlefield 3 Premium Edition hitting September for $70

EA to offer bundle that includes base game, all expansion packs, and a multiplayer "head start" kit for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC next month.

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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.

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, not to be confused with Battlefield Premium
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, not to be confused with Battlefield Premium

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.

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