Starting today, PlayStation 3 players can revisit the legendary maps in the Back to Karkand expansion pack! What better way to celebrate than with a new PlayStation 3 based gameplay trailer?
This is it! Back to Karkand is now out on PlayStation 3! We hope you enjoy our new gameplay trailer entirely based on Battlefield 3 PlayStation 3 footage.
If you have followed the "Going Back to Karkand" blog series, you know by now that it contains four legendary Battlefield 2 maps reimagined in the Frostbite 2 engine. And you know about the vehicles, and that we have ten classic weapons brought in from Battlefield 2. These are a variety of shotguns, sniper rifles, and machine guns that were particularly popular in Battlefield 2.
What you probably didn't know is that Back to Karkand works seamlessly in conjunction with the base game. This means that you can bring these ten new weapons back to the base game. They essentially get added to your existing arsenal rather than being an either/or choice. Also, servers will have the ability to run map rotations with any mix of base game plus Back to Karkand maps. Further, the new layer of persistence with Assignments does not replace what is in the base game – it works in parallel with it. Since you will be able to join mixed map rotations, we will alert you if you don’t own Back to Karkand and try to join a server where one or more maps require Back to Karkand.
You will be notified in-game via a pop-up window once Back to Karkand is live, and you can buy it in the in-game store and the PlayStation Store. PlayStation 3 players will be able to start playing today, while PC and Xbox 360 formats will follow on December 13th.
Did you miss the earlier stories in this blog series?
#6: Going Back to Karkand #6: Gulf Of Oman Gameplay, Combat Vehicles Revealed
#5: Gameplay From Strike At Karkand, Assignments Explained
#4: The Design Idea Behind The Themed Expansion Pack
#3: Introducing Gulf Of Oman And Sharqi Peninsula
#2: “Wake Island Has A Special Place In My Heart”
#1: Your Chance To Relive The Greatest Battlefield Maps Ever