Episode III starts with Sgt. Black crawling through a ventilation shaft, melee fighting an enemy in a basement, disarming a bomb, then exiting onto the streets for a massive shootout with multiple enemies and supporting friendly troops.
Just like the other two, this one’s made up completely of in-game PC footage, showing off the beautiful new Frostbite 2 engine and ANT animation technology. This time, though, there’s bomb disarming, large-scale firefights and our first real look at first-person melee.
While we’ve been focussing on this Middle Eastern conflict, that’s not the only venue where Battlefield 3 will take you. The all-new, alive, interactive playing field features “heart-pounding” missions set in places such as Paris and New York, as well as Tehran.
Get ready, folks. This one’s due by the end of this year (Autumn in the northern hemisphere, Spring for the southerners), for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Looks like it’ll be return to form for DICE.