Electronic Arts has released the very first snippet of gameplay footage from Battlefield 3 which you can watch past the age gate below.
Half of this short gameplay trailer is a black digital flickering effect so the sliver of footage is more a tease than anything else. After watching it a few times I can make out several Middle Eastern locales, the ability to drag injured soldiers to safety, jumping from high heights and commando crawling, and getting punched in the face by an enemy soldier (though this last scene is likely a cut-scene). The new Frostbite 2 technology is also on display as the environments and destruction already look superior to Battlefield 2.
The trailer also confirms that anyone who pre-orders the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition will get the ‘Back to Karkland’ DLC pack at no additional charge.
Battlefield 3 arrives on Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC this fall. The Limited Edition is not yet available for pre-order but I’ll pass along the full reveal and details when it is.