This June legions of Battlefield fans, quite frankly, won't be surprised in the least with the release of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters. The DLC title says it all. And the trailer released several weeks ago reveals everything you need to know.
But a lack of surprise doesn't mean you won't love it. (And, hey, we've got a new trailer to look at.)
Ditching the large-scale, vehicle-trodden landscapes filled with tanks and jeeps and jet planes and helicopters thrashing about dusty roads and sunny skies, developer DICE has decided to make everything, shall we say, intimate. In Close Quarters—due in June for PC and Xbox 360 for $14.99, with PS3 players it one week earlier—they'll experience a popcorn festival of tightly-knit maps designed for face stabs, shotguns blasts to the chest, and obliterating missile strikes in narrow corridors.
In short, it's a powder keg of claustrophobic fun.
During EA's event held in San Francisco, Ca. last week (where Crysis 3 was also demoed), I sat down and played several dozen games on the PlayStation 3 and experienced a different kind of Battlefield; one that made me shout, talk crap to my opponents, and laugh. (Normally, I just shout and talk crap.)