NFL Superstars Team Up For Battlefield 3 Promotion

by Matt Bertz on Oct 04, 2011 at 07:43 AM

A new Spike TV special called Battlefield 3: Operation Gridiron puts NFL all-pros through a simulated combat scenario pulled straight from the upcoming shooter.

Electronic Arts is pulling out all the stops to build the hype for its highly anticipated upcoming shooter Battlefield 3. It's latest move is as over the top as it gets. In partnership with GTTV, Electronic Arts recruited New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, and Minnesota Vikings defensive end/cullinary expert Jared Allen to go through an intensive boot camp under the guidance of a real spec ops team and then take a different kind of field for a simulated military exercise designed after a Battlefield 3 mission. Here is the teaser trailer:


Starting today, you can watch weekly webisodes every Tuesday on the BF3 Facebook page. Electronic Arts is saving the finale for Spike TV, which will air the day before Battlefield 3 launches, October 24, at 12:00am EST/PDT and at 11:00pm CST. Here is the first web episode.