After about three million pre-sales, Electronic Arts' long awaited Battlefield 3 first-person shooter videogame is now available in the United States and in Europe this week for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Developed by DICE in Stockholm, Sweden, the Battlefield game series has sold 40 million unit’s to-date, and the game has already won some 60 industry awards since the Battlefield franchise began in 2002.
Battlefield 3 goes above and beyond the competition with the state-of-the-art Frostbite™ 2 game engine that creates a massive sense of scale, completely destructible environments and enables players to pilot a range of vehicles from jets and tanks to choppers and jeeps. With the addition of Battlelog, the Battlefield social network service, fans old and new can stay connected as they rise to the challenge to become one of the world’s best soldiers. To accompany the game, Orion Publishing will release a novel called Battlefield 3: The Russian written by the highly decorated ex-SAS operator and best-selling author of Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab, with co-author Peter Grimsdale. McNab worked with the creative team at DICE to ensure the authenticity of today’s warfare is experienced in the single player, co-op and multiplayer campaigns.