If you’re getting a Limited Edition or Special Edition of a game, chances are the game will be packed in a pretty “Steelbook” box — basically a cover for games made in steel/metal. According to a Reddit member, who works at a place where they manufacture Steelbook cases, Battlefield 3 will be shipped in these cases at select European retailers.
Furthermore, EA Singapore has released some promo images on Facebook of the Steelbook edition, which you can see in the gallery after the break. Also, the images confirm that Battlefield 3 will ship on two discs. It’s very likely that the Limited Edition retail version of Battlefield 3 will be shipping in these Steelbook cases. Read on for the full gallery of the new BF3 box. READ ON »
With the reveal of the first details on Back To Karkand, DICE also released the official box art for the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition, which looks a lot like the old box art, now with a closeup of the BF3 soldier and the customary “Limited Edition” badge.
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now at the same price as the regular edition, and includes the Back To Karkand DLC, which will feature four Battlefield 2 maps remade for BF3, plus exclusive BF2 weapons and vehicles.
The Limited Edition will include a DLC titled “Back to Karkand”, which will include 4 maps remade from BF2, including the iconic Strike at Karkand. The “Back to Karkand” DLC will be released as a downloadable add-on a month after the release of BF3. More info here.
Trailer breakdown + vehicles
The trailer showed a few hints of what to expect, and it showed the first vehicles as well, which we can confirm are:
M1 Abrams tank
LAV 25 APC
Kamov KA-60 Kasatka (Russian helicopter)
Mig 29 Fulcrum jet
Here’s the official box art for Battlefield 3:
Finally, we’ve got over half a dozen wallpapers in high-res quality. More info and download here.
Another revelation regarding BF3 has just leaked onto the web: the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition will reportedly include a DLC titled “Back to Karkand”, which will include 4 BF2 maps remade with the Forstbite 2 engine, including the famous Strike At Karkand. On top of that, the DLC will ship with vehicles and weapons from BF2 as well. You can see the full promo above.
Those who do not get the Limited Edition will be able to purchase the Back To Karkand DLC a month after the game is released, and it’s rumored to retail at $10.