San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is still a few hours away from getting into full swing, but that’s not stopping DICE’s Battlefield 3 from delivering some high-octane multiplayer action with a brand new trailer. Showing off some of Operation Metro, a suburban warzone set to look strikingly like Paris, this glimpse of the game is filled with guns blazing, grenades popping, and – as the trailer likes to remind you — a good reason why it won choice awards at E3 this year.
The new Battlefield 3 trailer (which is a teaser for things to come), gives quick-witted players a chance to see some of the game’s different multiplayer classes: Assault, Engineer, Support, and Recon. While the action is sectioned just within the Metro area, it’s spread out within a wide variety of settings within Metro’s confines. This is to show how versatile the game’s levels will be, both in campaign and in multiplayer.
We’ve already talked about how Battlefield 3 will come packed with the destructive ability to throw earthquakes and other “natural disasters” at players if the people over at DICE feel like they can incorporate them without damaging the game’s integrity. If what they have shown in the trailer is any indication of what’s to come, then combining that with the prospect of earthquakes and the like may put Battlefield 3 on a whole new level.
But then there’s the issue of no mod inclusion, which has some hardcore players still a little sore. Given the sheer size and immensity of the levels for levels like Operation Metro, coupled with the Frostbite 2 Engine that’s allowing for the possibility of seismic activity, it would probably be too much like professional programming for the average player.
That’s not to say that we may not see it come out later, but for now it’s more important to see what else EA and DICE have in store as SDCC starts going in full swing.
Battlefield 3 is releasing October 25, 2011, for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.