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Battlefield 3: How far would you go to defend your country?

\"Battlefield 3\" launches on Tuesday. Here's a little something to watch while you wait.
\"Battlefield 3\" launches on Tuesday. Here's a little something to watch while you wait.EA/DICE

One of the year's most anticipated games — "Battlefield 3" — launches next Tuesday promising gamers one intense, bullet-riddled thrill ride.

In preparation, Electronic Arts and developer DICE on Friday released the launch trailer for the game — a trailer that focuses on the single-player campaign and the story you'll unravel as you play. They describe the story like this:

"A sinister power is rising in the Middle-East, and Marine Sergeant 'Black' discovers how far he would go to defend his country."

Military intrigue, a rogue nuke, guns shoved right in your face: Take a look and get your heart pounding:

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