The world premiere gameplay trailer for Battlefield 3 Armored Kill has now been released and to say it is good is a major understatement. We were blown away by the stunning content shown in the clip and it’s fair to say that September can not come soon enough.
The most exciting aspects of the trailer are the fact that we get another look at the five new vehicles that are coming, but also a first look at the visually stunning snow-based map, which we now know will be called Alborz Mountains. For those that need reminding, Armored Kill will grant you access to 2 new tank destroyers, 2 mobile artillery units, one ATV quad bike and also the ability to control and spawn on a massive AC130 gunship.
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Thanks to the trailer, we now have another glimpse of the new vehicles in action. The tank destroyers will have vehicle seats for 5 soldiers and have been identified as the M1128 Mobile Gun System for the US team and the 2S25 Sprut for the Russians. New weapons for the destroyers haven’t been revealed yet, but we can confirm via the trailer that they will both have access to an extinguisher when disabled.
At the start of the clip, we get another look at the new artillery vehicle and its ability to shoot out 6 rockets in quick succession. These have now been identified as the M142 HIMARS for the US and BM-21 for the RU team – the image above shows the artillery in action to give you an idea.
A quad bike is also going to be included and has space for a driver and a passenger. As seen in the trailer, it looks like it is going to be the fastest land vehicle in the game and is going to be ideal for dodging incoming fire from tanks and above. DICE has included a very brief look at the ATV at the 0:25 minute mark – those things are fast!
There’s also some very tasty AC130 gameplay, including a first look at how the gunner sets will operate. It looks like aside from the main cannon seat, there will also be space for two gunners to open fire on the incoming jets around you. At the 0.45 mark, we also get a spectacular glimpse at how the AC130 will deploy its angel flares when locked onto by enemy aircraft.
We’ll be focusing on the other areas of the trailer soon such as Alborz Mountains, but for now it’s all about those new vehicles. Which one looks the most exciting to you? Conquest Bandar Desert on console is only going to have five flags compared to 7 flags on PC – is this a big problem for you or not?
It all looks very epic and we can’t wait to give this a go in September.