battlefield 3 Battlefield 3 Slated For October With Beta In SeptemberElectronic Arts and DICE have announced that its Frostbite 2 powered Battlefield 3 will be released on October 25th for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows PC.  As a bonus, there will be a multi-platform beta that starts in September.  Including the normal multiplayer experience, Battlefield 3 will also feature a single player campaign which is being shown off at E3:

In the single player chapters being highlighted at E3, two new playable characters are introduced. Dmitri “Dima” Mayakovsky, a Russian undercover agent, must fight his way from the Paris Stock Exchange through the crowded city streets in a desperate attempt to stop PLR operatives from detonating a dirty bomb in the heart of Paris. Jonathan “Jono” Miller, a Marine Corporal from America’s heartland, is deployed to the barren dustbowl of the Tehran desert to engage PLR forces. This chapter showcases a classic Battlefield vehicle warfare experience as players embark on a large scale tank attack to neutralize the PLR base.

Remember, if you pre-order you will automatically be upgraded to the Limited Edition and receive the Back to Karkand pack free, otherwise you will have to purchase the map pack, which includes 4 classic Battlefield maps that have been remastered for the new engine.