More Battlefield 3 details emerge

A few more details on the just-formalized Battlefield 3 have snuck out. Going by the official Battlefield blog, players can expect full single-player and cooperative campaigns from the shooter as it ships later in the year. That, of course, comes next to what DICE does best; the multiplayer.

The Call of Duty challenger also marks the return of prone to the long-running franchise, a feature missing from last year’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2, brings back the much loved jets, and throws PC players into 64-player online skirmishes.

As for gameplay additions, players will be able to drag fallen allies to safety and are able to mount weapons on almost any part of the terrain; this according to retailer Webhallen’s description (via). “Battlefield 3’s cutting edge animation, spectacular visuals and real as hell battle gameplay attack your senses and make you feel the visceral warriors experience like no other FPS,” their listing also reads.

A few locations get a mention as well: Paris, Tehran, New York.

The game’s currently on for a ‘fall 2011’ launch, though no exact dates have been offered up just yet. Expect a more comprehensive reveal to happen at GDC later this month.