In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart,pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York. As a U.S. Marine in the field, periods of tension and anticipation are punctuated by moments of complete chaos. As bullets whiz by, as walls crumble, as explosions force players to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE's new cutting,edge game engine. This state,of,the,art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology from the latest EA SPORTS games. The experience doesn't stop with the engine , it just starts there. In single,player, multiplayer and co,op, Battlefield 3 is a near,future war game depicting international conflicts spanning land, sea and air. Players are dropped into the heart of the combat whether it occurs on dense city streets where they must fight in close quarters or in wide open rural locations that require long range tactics.