We’ve known for a while now that EA is looking to take on the Call of Duty juggernaut with Battlefield 3, and now it has a release date. On the 25th of October, you’ll be able to call the latest entry in the Battlefield series your own. But it gets better. EA has just sent through a press release announcing that a multiplayer beta will be available in September.
The fight is on! DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Battlefield 3TM, the next installment in the internationally acclaimed Battlefield series, will be available on October 25, 2011. After three years of development, the spectacular new game leaps ahead of the competition thanks to the unique power of the Frostbite TM 2 game engine. The technology advances the state of the art, and serves as the power center that allows Battlefield 3 to deliver superior performance in character animation, visual rendering, audio/sound and physical destruction. Battlefield 3 is the only FPS in the marketplace usingFrostbite 2, and the only shooter capable of making the gameplay experience feel alive with all the sights, sounds, movements and action of real-world incursions. Fans eager to jump into battle can join the multi-platform beta in September 2011.
And you can check out the latest Frostbite 2 trailer below: