DICE and EA announce Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, Armored Kill, and End Game

Are you ready for more Battlefield 3? While the game made quite a splash when it launched last year, EA has only released one update for the game in the form of the "Back to Karkand" DLC for the game that featured four Battlefield 2 maps updated and remade using the new Frostbite 2 engine, along with 10 new weapons, four new vehicles, and new achievements/trophies. That came out in December of last year, roughly two months after the game was released.

Last night at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, EA held a joint event with both DICE and Danger Close to announce new things. Danger Close will be releasing a new Medal of Honor game entitled Medal of Honor: Warfighter this October, while DICE announced three new DLC packs for Battlefield 3 coming this year, the first of which is "Close Quarters" available this June. That pack introduces four new small maps meant to highlight tight infantry fighting, along with 10 new weapons that can be brought into "vanilla" Battlefield 3.

They also revealed plans for the vehicle-heavy "Armored Kill" DLC that will be coming later this year, followed by "End Game" sometime after that, which they are keeping a mystery for now. "Only a few people in Stockholm actually know what this is," remarked Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager at DICE. Look for "Close Quarters" in June, available one week earlier on PlayStation 3 before other platforms.

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