Battlefield 3 getting 3 new expansion packs

Critically acclaimed military shooter Battlefield 3 will receive three new expansion packs between June and winter 2012, publisher Electronic Arts has revealed.

First out the door is Close Quarters, which specialises in proximity battles and offers new weapons, dog tags and assignments. The DLC is due out in June.

Next up is Armored Kill, and features greater emphasis on vehicles, including new tanks, ATVs and mobile artillery. Due out in the fall, it’ll also include what is described as “the biggest map in Battlefield history.”

Last up is End Game, though not much is known about this other than it’ll arrive in winter 2012.

Said Patrick Bach, Battlefield 3’s producer: “Instead of delivering piecemeal map packs, we’re giving players a completely new experience with every themed expansion pack to keep the action fresh.”

“Our expansions are designed to excite our large and active fan base while attracting new recruits with gameplay that is dynamic and unpredictable every time.”

The new content will arrive on PS3 first thanks to a brief timed exclusivity deal, before launching on PC and Xbox 360 shortly afterwards.

Battlefield 3 has received one expansion to date since its launch in October 2011, in the shape of the Back to Karkand DLC.

Stay tuned to for more details.