Depending on who you ask, Battlefield 3 is the game to beat when it comes to military shooters. There’s just one tiny problem: while Activision and Treyarch have really stepped it up with their Modern Warfare 3 DLC offerings, EA and DICE have been falling behind with Battlefield 3‘s. Sure, we’ve got Back to Karkand and Close Quarters, but those didn’t really add anything that plays to the grand scale we know Battlefield is capable of. Enter Armored Kill, which takes the battle from cramped indoor locations and moves it to sprawling outdoor arenas that are perfect for some vehicular combat.
Battlefield 3‘s multiplayer is impressive on its own, but with Armored Kill, it’s all about the vehicles. Battlefield 3: Armored Kill tosses a selection of new vehicles into the mix, including two new tanks, an ATV, and the massive AC130 gunship. Also included on the list of additions are 4 new maps, one of which is being called the biggest Battlefield map ever. If that doesn’t get you excited as a Battlefield veteran, then we’re not sure what will. Some of these new vehicles and maps are showcased in Armored Kill‘s new gameplay trailer, which you can check out below.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is scheduled to hit PS3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime in September. If you shelled out $50 to become a Battlefield Premium member, you’ll not only be getting the DLC for free, but you’ll also be gaining access to it two weeks before everyone else. Like Back to Karkand and Close Quarters before it, Armored Kill will cost $15 for everyone who isn’t a Premium member. EA and DICE haven’t shared specific dates for Armored Kill yet, so keep it tuned to SlashGear for that information once it’s made available.