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Battlefield 3 Expansions to Hit PS3 First, Open Beta on PSN 9/29

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170w ago - Today DICE Junior Product Manager Tommy Rydling has announced today that the Battlefield 3 Expansions are set to hit PS3 first, and confirmed that the Open Beta begins on PSN on September 29, 2011.

To quote: This is Tommy Rydling from DICE, and I've got two exciting pieces of news to share with readers.

First, we are very happy to announce the dates for the eagerly awaited Battlefield 3 Open Beta on PSN. The Beta is open to all and will run from September 29th to October 10th.

You can join it by simply going to the going the PlayStation Store and navigating to the "View All By Title" section, then selecting Battlefield 3 - within there you'll see the download for the Battlefield 3 demo!

Prepare for battle in the bombed-out metro tunnels on the outskirts of Paris in the upcoming Battlefield 3 Open Beta!

Alternatively, if you have redeemed a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Tier 1 Edition Online Pass, you will receive early access via a personal email invitation from DICE that includes 48-hour early access, which will allow you to start playing on September 27th.

The Open Beta is your chance to play Battlefield 3 early, try out our free social platform Battlelog, and give your valued feedback directly to those of us at [Register or Login to view links]....
 

DICE Details Battlefield 3 Co-Op Mode for PlayStation 3 Gamers

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173w ago - Today DICE Junior Product Manager Tommy Rydling has shared details on the Co-Op Mode in Battlefield 3 for PlayStation 3 gamers.

To quote: "Snake-66 is mission go!"

Having just come back from a great Gamescom show in Germany, here's your chance to learn all about the co-op campaign in Battlefield 3 that we showed off on PS3.

We designed co-op to be the perfect blend between the strong narrative from single player and the open-ended action from multiplayer. We are fusing the replayability of multiplayer with a pick up-and-play mentality to create a totally new flavor of Battlefield.

Co-op follows the same philosophy as our award-winning multiplayer game mechanics. Teamwork is practically never forced upon you, but working together will make things much easier and - more importantly - lead to victory.

For the most part, the missions in the co-op campaign are asymmetric. This means that one mission can have you piloting a helicopter while your friend is the gunner, for example. Other situations have one player disarming a bomb and the other one defending him.

Or (as you could see in our press conference playthrough at Gamescom) you can do tandem kills to avoid detection. There are also other mechanics requiring teamwork, such as spotting enemies to...
 

Video: Battlefield 3 PS3 Hands-On Report: Opposing Forces

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179w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video and hands-on Opposing Forces report today for Battlefield 3 on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Not long ago, Jeff and I went hands-on with an early, pre-alpha PS3 build of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.

Building on the positive buzz behind the smash hit Battlefield Bad Company 2, developer DICE is crafting a muscular follow-up that leverages new animation and rendering tech, revamped online features, and a rough-and-tumble feel to create a new breed of military shooter.

During the multiplayer battle, Jeff and I found ourselves on opposing sides (my side won, naturally). Following our all-too-brief hands-on session, Jeff and I compared notes on the finer points of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.





Sid Shuman: With Call of Duty's twitchier play style becoming the industry norm for many multiplayer military shooters, I was most curious to see how Battlefield 3′s multiplayer would stake out its own territory.

I was pleased to find a highly accessible game that remains faithful to Battlefield's realistic roots while evolving the look, feel, and tactics. This is a shooter that has learned several important...
 

Video: EA's Battlefield 3 for PlayStation 3 from E3 2011

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184w ago - Electronic Arts Community Coordinator Eduardo Vasconcellos has made available some video footage today from E3 2011 showcasing Battlefield 3 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: DICE's [Register or Login to view links] had an incredible showing at last week's E3, racking up over [Register or Login to view links]. But for many shooter fans, one question remained – "Where's the console version?"

Well, tonight those questions are answered as DICE's own Johan Dohl stops by [Register or Login to view links] to give Jimmy the first hands on with Battlefield 3 for PS3.

Be sure to set those TIVO's, and for more information on Battlefield 3 be sure to watch our interview with Patrick Bach, Executive Producer on Battlefield 3 below.





One more thing! If you missed the news at PlayStation's E3 2011 Press Conference, the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 will include the full version of Battlefield 1943 on the Blu-ray disc – an exclusive bonus just for PS3 owners.
 

Video: EA Releases New Battlefield 3 Fault Line PS3 Trailer

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193w ago - EA Community Lead Paul Keslin has released a new Battlefield 3 Fault Line PS3 trailer today!

To quote: Watch 12 minutes of gameplay from [Register or Login to view links] in our full Fault Line reveal, featuring never before shown footage.

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, the next instalment of DICE's cutting-edge game engine.

This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations.





As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.
 
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