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Battlefield 3: Aftermath continues year of the bow

by Alice O'Connor, Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT

Add Battlefield 3 to the long list of games showing off bows or crossbows this year. EA today showed off its 'Aftermath' DLC pack for the first time, revealing a chunky crossbow. It offers more than just a crossbow though, also adding four new maps, more vehicles, and an extra mode.

Aftermath's an urban affair, with four new maps set in an earthquake-shaken Iran. You'll get to silently shoot men's faces with the crossbow, and pootle around in three new vehicles somehow "modified to showcase ingenuity and firepower." Plus, more assignments, dogtags, and whatnot.

It also adds Scavenger mode, described as "an objective-based Conquest mode where lost soldiers armed only with a pistol must search the environment to find more powerful weapons and increasing their chance for survival."

As with previous packs, it has a complex tiered release schedule. Battlefield 3 Premium members on PlayStation 3 will get Aftermath first, on November 27, then it should probably follow for other Premium members on December 4, followed by regular PlayStation 3 players on December 11, and the rest of the plebs on December 18. It'll cost $15 separately, or is included with Premium.

We have five funky fresh screenshots of Aftermath, and here's the debut trailer:





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