Battlefield 3 preorder perks confirmed

EA offering complimentary access to Battlefield 2 throwback Back to Karkand map pack, weapons, vehicles to prepurchasers of modern warfare shooter.

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Electronic Arts is positioning DICE's Battlefield franchise at the forefront of its first-person shooter army, and as such, it will be heavily promoting the release of Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. Preorder perks, of course, will be party to that campaign, and the publisher today confirmed rumors that emerged earlier this month that signaled the arrival of the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition.

As was the case for EA's latest Medal of Honor installment, the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition carries a standard edition price tag of $59.99 on all three platforms. Those who preorder the Limited Edition will gain free access to the Back to Karkand map pack. EA did not indicate whether the Back to Karkand pack will be available to those who do not prepurchase Battlefield 3 and had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

EA has at last mobilized its preorder offer.
EA has at last mobilized its preorder offer.

Highlighting the Back to Karkand map pack are four playfields from Battlefield 2 that have been updated with DICE's new Frostbite 2 engine. Unfortunately, EA did not indicate which classic Battlefield 2 maps would be included in the pack. Gamers will also find an assortment of Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, as well as "unique rewards" and achievements/trophies.

Along with announcing the preorder incentives, EA also unspooled Battlefield 3's first public gameplay trailer. Seen below, the trailer offers quick glimpses of what the Frostbite 2 engine has in store as soldiers are shown navigating the perils of war in an urban setting.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Battlefield 3.

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