In September Battlefield 3's next expansion, Armored Kill, brings five new vehicles, a tank superiority game mode and the sweeping sands of the Bandar Desert, the largest map in the history of the franchise. Let's take a look at the first gameplay trailer!

Look at all that sand. It's like a budding George Lucas romance up in there. Players are going to need that real estate in the vehicle-focused expansion pack, and while endless sand dunes might be boring, I'm sure they'll be a welcome respite from the tight confines and winding passages of the snowy Alborz Mountain map.

These are just two of the four maps included in the upcoming expansion, due out in September (two weeks earlier for Battlefield 3 Premium members). We've got sand; we've got snow. That leaves jungle and lava.