Battlefield 3: Aftermath arrives today on the PlayStation 3, under the console’s timed exclusivity agreement for new content. You’ll need to be a Battlefield Premium subscriber to access the new multiplayer content, but it comes packed with new urban combat maps that have been ravaged by an deadly earthquake.
The Aftermath Expansion also features three new vehicles, a new mode called “Scavenger”, the new crossbow weapon, class assignments, dog tags, trophies and achievements. The new content arrives first for Battlefield Premium subscribers on the PlayStation 3, followed by the release to premium members on Xbox 360 and PC on December 4th. Those that haven’t purchased Battlefield Premium will need to wait until December 11th on the PlayStation 3 and December 18th on the Xbox 360 and PC.
For more details about the Aftermath Expansion, see the press release below, as well as the recently released launch trailer.
Battlefield 3 Aftermath Launch Trailer
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that Battlefield 3™: Aftermath, the fourth digital expansion pack for Battlefield 3, is now available for all Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Battlefield 3: Aftermath provides a new brand of carnage to urban combat delivering four new maps in a vertical and horizontal setting, depicting a continuing struggle for supremacy and survival amongst Iran’s post-earthquake devastation. G4TV even said, “DICE continues to play with Battlefield 3’s multiplayer action in creative ways with its downloadable content releases. Aftermath is shaping up to be the most unique of the bunch by far.”
In Battlefield 3: Aftermath players can weave through the shattered districts, streets and cities in three new vehicles including heavily modified troop transports and a civilian vehicle adapted to deliver deadly force to the enemy. Battlefield 3: Aftermath also sees the debut of Scavenger mode – an objective based conquest where players must brave the environment armed with only one sidearm, as they try to find more powerful weapons in an attempt to survive with their squad. In addition to this, Battlefield 3: Aftermath delivers a new deadly and versatile crossbow for more silent kills, ten new assignments, dog tags, trophies, achievements and more.
Battlefield 3: Aftermath Release Schedule:
Battlefield 3 PlayStation 3 Premium Members – November 27th
Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 and PC Premium Members – December 4th
Battlefield 3 PlayStation 3 Players – December 11th
Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 and PC Players – December 18th
Battlefield 3 has quickly become the fastest selling title in EA’s 20+ year history selling 17 million units since release and has been lauded by game critics worldwide for its compelling single player campaign, intense co-op missions and its world class multiplayer. Since its debut in June of this year, Battlefield 3 Premium has surpassed 2 million members worldwide, delivering five massive, themed digital expansion packs – Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill, Battlefield 3: Aftermath and Battlefield 3: End Game hitting March 2013 – all for $49.99 on the PlayStation® Network, PC at Origin.com or 4000 MS points on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. Current Battlefield 3 players who have yet to upgrade to Battlefield 3 Premium can do so now and automatically receive all the great content listed above when it becomes available.