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Battlefield 3 DLC announcement next week

Electronic Arts will be revealing details of the next Battlefield 3 DLC next week.

Gamers can expect to get an official announcement about the latest Battlefield 3 downloadable content (DLC) next week.

The first DLC for the title was released back in December, but Electronic Arts has revealed it plans to release a number of new updates for the game in the coming weeks.

During the company's quarterly profits call earlier this week EA's president of investor relations Peter Ausnit revealed that the company plans to showcase its latest DLC plans in New York next week.

"We've got plans for all of our major franchises to turn them into more of... games for service that have a constant flow of downloadable content," Ausnit said.

"You're going to hear some announcements from us on Battlefield actually as early as next week in an event we've got in New York."

No details have yet been confirmed for the DLC, but the scale of the content update EA refers to indicates that there will be a number of new maps.

Rumours circulating suggest that the DLC will be an All American pack, allowing gamers to take on new levels in a number of US cities, including New York City, Miami, New Jersey, and I think it was San Francisco.

This would be consistent with the concept of Battlefield 3, which saw developer DICE drag the theatre of action from remote outposts into the city limits.

Such is the accuracy in the recreation of Tehran in the game, which is then subsequently attacked by US forces targeting a fictitious terrorist group, Iranian authorities banned the sale of the game in the country.

EA was likely quite pleased by this, however. As the game is not licensed for sale in Iran anyway, the firm got free publicity with no loss of income.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801284037-ADNFCR