At the Electronic Arts press conference, Battlefield 3 finally got its release date and multi-platform beta details.

The Swedes are never late. They arrive with a new iteration of Battlefield precisely when they mean to. EA announced today that Battlefield 3 will release into the wild on October 25th on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, and that they will organize a massive beta program in September for all its platforms. Get your modem waxed.

The catch is that to ensure your place in the beta now, you have to buy a Medal of Honor Limited Edition, but that restricted may be lifted once the beta revs up.

As most shooters, the game will feature a campaign and a substantial online multiplayer. DICE used its new Frostbite 2 engine to make it look so purty, so that should make PC gamers happy. In addition, PC players will be able to play against 64 players simultaneously in Battlefield 3.

Oddly enough, there was no comment on dedicated servers …

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