Battlefield 3 Out Now: Are You Buying In?

It's time for the long-awaited next step in the evolution of modern combat in the Battlefield series, this time set along the border of Iraq and Iran as well as several remote locations in the direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, here simply called Battlefield 3. The game was released today, or this morning, rather, depending on how ravenous you were or are in anticipation of playing the game, and is able to run on Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and EA Mobile has even confirmed that there's an iOS port out there somewhere in space. Though we've heard that the game works exceptionally well on the PlayStation 3, you've got to know in your heart that the desktop version will bring you the highest amount of action.

The PC release is exclusive to EA's Origin platform, and sales SHOULD be started at all of your local retailers. This game will work with both single-player campaigns, as well as multiplayer matches. In cooperative mode you'll be sitting in one of four roles: assault, support, engineer, or recon, and you'll be blasting the faces off of enemies in several locations including the aforementioned Iraq and Iran as well as Sarajevo, New York, Wake Island, Sulaymaniyah, Paris, and Tehran.

In addition to the platforms listed above, this game has been mentioned by John Riccitiello of EA games to possibly be coming to the upcoming Wii U. On the other hand, Patrick Liu, aka the executive producer of Battlefield 3, has noted that this isn't truly in the future. Thusly we'll just have to wait and see. For now we're gonna go ahead and pick up the version(s) already in stores. Will you? Have a peek below at the major advancements made between Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (the last game in the series before this newest release) and Battlefield 3. War!

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Multiplayer Gameplay

Battlefield 3: Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer