GAMES DEVELOPER Electronic Arts (EA) has released the first expansion pack for Battlefield 3.
The expansion pack is called Back to Karkand and is available to download now on the Playstation 3. Battlefield gamers on the Xbox 360 and PC will have to wait until 13 December to get the pack.
"Back to Karkand is another way for us to say thanks to our fans and show our continued support for the game," said Patrick Soderlund, EVP at EA. "The launch of Battlefield 3 was only the beginning as we vow to keep the game alive with additional content and gameplay improvements in the months ahead. We're excited to recreate and share some new Battlefield moments on these beloved maps that only Battlefield games can provide."
The release includes four remastered maps from previous Battlefield titles using the Frostbite 2 engine. The maps are Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula.
As well as the maps EA has thrown in three new vehicles, 10 weapons, five dog tags and five achievements or trophies depending what you're using to play the game. There's also an "added layer of persistence where players complete assignments to unlock items and earn rewards".
Making a return from Battlefield 2 is the Conquest Assault mode, which involves teams fighting for control of points across a map. Battlefield 3 is EA's fastest selling game in history and sold five million copies in its first week.
Players who pre-ordered the game or bought the limited edition will be able to download Back to Karkand for free, otherwise it will cost £11.99. µ
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