If you’re a PlayStation 3 fan, you’re in luck, the update arrives on December 6th in the US (December 7th in Australia/New Zealand), and you’ll get to enjoy it for a whole week before Xbox 360 and PC gamers catch up, on December 14th.
Back to Karkand is designed to build upon that, remastering four of the most-loved maps from Battlefield history. The team has put together enhanced versions of Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula – all now powered by the Frostbite Engine 2.
That’s not all though, Back to Karkand also brings with it the classic Conquest Assault mode we first saw in Battlefield 2, as well as three new vehicles, five new dog tags, five new achievements/trophies, ten new weapons, and an added layer of persistence for gamers to complete assignments, unlock items and earn rewards.
Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of the EA Games Label explains:
Free for those that pre-ordered or purchased the Limited Edition of Battlefield 3, Back to Karkand is another way for us to say thanks to our fans and show our continued support for the game. 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.
So! Want in? Back to Karkand is coming to all three major platforms, and will set you back AU$23.95 on PS3 or Origin.com, or 1200 MS Points if you’re after the Xbox 360 version. Of course, if you pre-ordered the Limited Edition, it’s yours for free! Enjoy!