GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Gamers everywhere will be joining the front lines on Oct. 25 when Battlefield
3(TM), the highly anticipated first-person shooter from Electronic Arts
Inc., launches. GameStop (NYSE: GME) stores nationwide will open at
10:00 p.m. local time to help fans get battle ready with first-to-play
opportunities on Battlefield 3, game-themed contests and more.
for participating locations.
PC gamers that want to get into the action right away can pre-purchase
the digital PC version of Battlefield 3 in GameStop stores
nationwide or online at www.GameStop.com/BF3
and download on launch day - without having to leave the house! And if
that's not enough motivation, customers that purchase the digital PC
version at GameStop between Oct. 10 and Oct. 24 get a $10 gift card for
use on a future purchase. GameStop(R) PowerUp Rewards(TM) members also score
double points on all digital PC games, including Battlefield 3.
Bob McKenzie, SVP of merchandising at GameStop, thinks the retailer is
ready for this epic launch. "Battlefield 3 is shaping up to be
one of our top launches of all time. With GameStop-exclusive offers,
widespread midnight openings and rich digital PC offers, we expect a lot
of excitement from customers at the Oct. 25 launch."
GameStop Exclusive Offers
Pre-order Battlefield 3 now at GameStop stores nationwide or
online at www.GameStop.com/BF3
and get the Physical
Warfare Pack complete with:
Type 88 LMG
Offer available while supplies last.
Bonus Limited Edition Content
Pre-Order Battlefield 3 and be upgraded to the Limited Edition at
no additional cost. The Battlefield 3 Limited Edition includes
the Back to Karkand Expansion Pack, a $15 value, featuring:
Four Legendary maps from Battlefield 2 re-imagined with Frostbite
Classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles
Additional Battlefield 3 Offers at GameStop
GameStop PowerUp Rewards members get double points when they pay in full
by Oct. 16. In addition, all GameStop customers can get it for less, and
pay it off faster, with a 30% trade bonus on any game traded toward the
pre-order and purchase of Battlefield 3. Visit www.GameStop.com/GamesForLess
for more details.
Battlefield 3 Facebook Sweepstakes
Visit a GameStop store near you between now and Dec. 4 and check in on
Facebook for a chance to win $100,000! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Visit www.battlefield.com/checkin
for official rules and complete details.
About Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3, developed by DICE in Stockholm, Sweden, is one of
the most anticipated games of 2011, having already earned more than 50
awards including 'Best Action Game' and 'Best Online Multiplayer Game.'
Critics praise the game for its intense gameplay experience, powered by
the Frostbite(TM) 2 state-of-the-art game engine that delivers
superior performance in character animation, visual rendering, audio and
physical destruction. The first digital expansion pack for Battlefield
3, Back to Karkand,pays tribute to Battlefield fans
by featuring four highly celebrated maps from Battlefield 2,
including Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and the Sharqi
Peninsula,each now boldly re-mastered using Frostbite 2.
Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and
vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more. For the
latest news on Battlefield please visit www.facebook.com/battlefield
or follow the game on Twitter at www.twitter.com/battlefield.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel
video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands
include 6,582 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide and
online at www.GameStop.com.
The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com,
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the
leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming
technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform
available at www.GameStop.com/PC.
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