Battlefield 3 Premium Edition now $59.99, launches today

EA has knocked $10 off its Battlefield 3 re-release, the company announced today. Battlefield 3 Premium Edition was first announced back in August as a $69.99 package, but the publisher has reduced the price of admission to $59.99.

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition combines DICE's latest shooter with a Premium membership, necessary to access all of the game's expansions such as the previously released Back to Karkand and Close Quarters, this week's vehicle-based Armored Kill, and the next two packs set to drop later this year, Endgame and Aftermath. A "Multiplayer Head Start Kit" is also included in the package, unlocking "15 different weapons, gadgets and vehicle upgrades" in-game to fast-track newbies to the front lines.

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition is available today on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
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Award-Winning Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 3 Premium Membership Including Access to Five Digital Expansions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 11, 2012 – It's not too late to join the battle as today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, released Battlefield 3™ Premium Edition. Delivering the ultimate Battlefield experience, the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition combines the award-winning Battlefield 3 game, Battlefield 3 Premium membership including all five themed digital expansion packs, and a custom-designed Multiplayer Head-Start Kit to help new recruits. Featuring more than $100 worth of content for the incredible price of $59.99, the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition is the perfect opportunity for gamers looking to get the most out of a shooter experience this holiday.
The Battlefield 3 Premium Edition includes:

Battlefield 3: Among the fastest selling titles in EA's history, Battlefield 3 has sold more than 15M units since release. Lauded by game critics worldwide for its compelling single player campaign, intense co-op missions and its addictive and world-class multiplayer, Battlefield 3 has won more than 140 awards globally.
Battlefield 3 Premium membership: Battlefield 3 Premium is an innovative offering that includes immediate access to three digital expansion packs including Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters and Battlefield 3: Armored Kill, as well as two week early access to the two remaining Battlefield 3 digital expansion packs including Battlefield 3: Aftermath coming in December and Battlefield 3: End Game coming in March 2013. These themed digital expansion packs introduce a massive amount of content including 20 new maps and weapons, four new game modes and more. Players will also receive new soldier and weapon camos, deeper personalization options, and advanced features making for the ultimate Battlefield 3 experience.
Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Head-Start Kit: This kit automatically unlocks 15 different weapons, gadgets and vehicle upgrades so new players can immediately jump into the fight.

Starting today, all Battlefield 3 Premium members will be able to download the latest digital expansion pack, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill. Showcasing the signature all-out vehicular warfare the Battlefield series is known for, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill delivers six new vehicles for players to control. Gamers will jump in the seat of tanks, ATV's, mobile artillery and an aerial gunship that lets gamers rain death from above as they traverse across four huge maps ranging from the snow-capped peaks of Alborz Mountains to the arid vistas of Bandar Desert – the largest multiplayer map in Battlefield history. Also making its debut in Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is Tank Superiority, a dangerously intense gameplay mode where two opposing tank platoons must battle it out for control of a single location on the map until one team has fully bleed their opponent's respawn tickets dry.

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition is available in North America today and in Europe on September 13 for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. All Battlefield 3 digital expansion packs will be available individually for $14.99 on the PlayStation Network and on PC at, or for 1200 MS Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. PlayStation 3 players will also receive an additional week of early access to all remaining digital expansion packs. For all Battlefield news please sign up for the official newsletter at, visit us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at Press assets for Battlefield 3 are available at

This article was originally published on Joystiq.