While DICE and Electronic Arts are busy doing damage control for their problematic, negative-buzz-fueling, pre-order reducing Battlefield 3 beta, they are still marketing the goods people should be excited about.

Today, EA sent over a series of 9 new Battlefield 3 screenshots, all from the game’s single-player campaign. They showcase night time effects, lighting, the jet cockpit, an aircraft carrier, and much, much more.

Despite users having issues with the Battlefield 3 beta, from graphics to glitches and recoil to team play, the game is still set to be one of the biggest releases of the year. The following images clearly look as if they’re taken from a super high-end PC and are not representative of the Xbox 360 and PS3 ports of the game.

While we have some idea of what to expect ¬†from the game’s multiplayer, having played the beta and previous games in the series, the single-player campaign and co-op mode are still unfamiliar to us. We know it’s going to look good, but will the story and moments compete with the blockbuster fare from Call of Duty?

So far, the campaign appears to pit the player with a squad of troops so it’s a shame the campaign cannot be played through cooperatively, something the Call of Duty games have neglected to include as well outside of Treyarch’s World at War.

We can’t wait to hop into that jet and test out its controls and weapons. For more on Battlefield 3, check out:

Are you interested in the BF3 campaign or is your focus on the multiplayer. If so, do the lower player caps on the console versions hurt the value of the game?

Battlefield 3 releases October 25, 2011 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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