Game: Battlefield 3
Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE)
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Game Engine: Frostbite 2.0
Set in 2014, the player will take on the role of Staff Sergeant Henry 'Black' Blackburn, a member of the United States Marine Corps deployed along the Iran-Iraq border. SSgt Blackburn leads a five-man squad on a mission to locate, find and safely return a US squad investigating a possible chemical weapons site, whose last known position was inside a meat market controlled by a hostile militia. After engaging in several gun battles with hostile forces, Blackburn and his squadmates are caught in a massive earthquake whose epicenter is in Iran. Brief shots from the campaign trailer depict an aerial view of a war-torn city, a column of M1 Abrams tanks being attacked by cluster munitions, and an aerial dogfight between US and Russian fighter aircraft.
Could this topple Modern Warfare? Personally, multiplayer in the Battlefield series has been superior in my view, and Bad Company 2 had some pretty good single player... but this. This is something else. This looks like it will provide a solid experience in both sides of gameplay.
Tasty tasty alpha footage:
And for those who played Battlefield 2... oh lawdy...