Battlefield 3 Teaser Trailer and First Details Arrive

Battlefield fans, commence getting excited. Developer DICE today released a teaser trailer for its long, long-awaited Battlefield 3, along with a small trickle of details.

Battlefield 3 will boast single-player and co-op campaigns in addition to its trademark multiplayer, DICE revealed. Built upon DICE's new engine Frostbite 2, it'll also see jets and prone return to the series, not to mention 64-player multiplayer in the PC edition. According to Game Informer magazine, which has BF3 as its March cover game, the console editions will only support multiplayer with up to 24 players.

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Hopefully mention of 64-player multiplayer will be of some comfort to PC gamers, after DICE announced yesterday that the PC editions of Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2's 'Onslaught' DLC had been cancelled so it might focus on BF3 instead.

Battlefield 3 is slated to launch on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall, published by Electronic Arts. You can, if you fancy, pre-order the $50 PC version of its Limited Edition now, though curiously its actual contents won't be revealed until "late February."