The folks at DICE have released a brand new trailer for the final Battlefield 3 expansion pack, End Game. Along with the trailer, they hit up their official blog to share some details about what went into the development of the expansion and some of what we can expect from it. The team said that for this expansion they wanted to focus on high-speed warfare. End Game will see the introduction of the dirt bike which embodies that philosophy allowing you to take a friend to the frontlines at high-speed while doing wheelies and quick stops. There will be a lot of cool hidden jumps spread across all maps that can be used if you need a quick getaway in a daredevil fashion. The development team thinks it’s the perfect vehicle to dominate the returning game mode Capture the Flag.
While the dirtbike will no doubt still the show, you will also be able to jump into the seat of two new AA vehicles or use the new dropship to call in reinforcements or parachute in behind enemy lines. The AA vehicles is the first time in Battlefield 3 that a troop transport has been fitted with a roof mounted AA turret in addition to a rocket launcher, effectively making it able to defend against both ground and air vehicles. That could make it a devastating weapon when used properly. The dropship gets awarded to whatever team holds the central flag in Conquest mode and lets you drop in an additional Infantry Fighting Vehicle by parachute, forcing the enemy to keep close tabs on your position or risk being overrun.
End Game contains four vast and varied maps, each inspired by one of the four seasons. By making each map distinctly unique, End Game serves as a beautiful reminder of just what the Frostbite 2 engine can do and how the environment influences gameplay in subtle ways. From the beautiful fall-themed Operation Riverside, with its many rivers and electrical sub-stations, to snowy Sabalan Pipeline, End Game brings all of your favorite settings into one tight package.
Capture the Flag is a classic multiplayer game mode and it was actually part of the original Battlefield 1942 released more than 10 years ago. End Game marks the first time in a decade that Capture the Flag returns to the Battlefield. To go along with that mode, there is the jet-based Air Superiority game mode where players can take part in massive dogfights, much like when this game mode first appeared in Battlefield 1943. More information focusing on each of the game modes in particular will be released in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout for that.
Endgame is more than just maps though, in addition to the stuff we already mentioned it will also feature new Assignments, dog tags, Achievements/Trophies, and more.
End Game launches this March.