One map which is synonymous with the Battlefield franchise is Wake Island, we first landed at this island when playing Battlefield 1942 and then got to battle it out on more visually impressions versions of the map when playing BF2, BF Heroes, BF 1943 and BF 2142. As you probably already know this map comes to Battlefield 3 as part of the Back to Karkand DLC, today we have a trailer for you to check out.
The trailer has been embedded at the bottom of this post and you should watch it in full screen and in HD for full effect. The map is still recognizable, however the Frosbite 2.0 engine allows it to look better than it has ever done before. The screenshots below show just how much has changed since the 2004 Battlefield 1942 release (click on the image for a larger view).
The trailer is action packed and the shows PS3 gameplay, the shadows, water effect and smooth framerate come together nicely, also the realistic sounds and explosions seemingly ensure that this will be the best Wake Island experience to date. If you watch the video closely at around 50 seconds you get to see a new vehicle which looks like a BobCat, which is a small bulldozer (sometimes called a Skid Loader).
If you purchased the Limited Edition version of Battlefield 3 you get this downloadable-content free-of-charge, however for those of you who bought a standard version of BF3 you will have to pay $14.99 which equates to 1200 Microsoft Points. The DLC hits the PSN today, whilst Xbox 360 and PC gamers have to wait another week – you can find out more about its release here.
Have you played this map on BF3 yet? Is it as good as it looks?