Battlefield 3 Guillotine trailer will make your head spin

Try not to be deterred by the title of Battlefield 3's Guillotine teaser trailer, as there are neither beheadings or teasing of beheadings. Instead, EA's new video is 47-seconds of beautifully chaotic in-game footage which – come to think of it – may in fact cause fans to lose their head. Figuratively. We hope.

The trailer features a scene from Battlefield 3's solo campaign in which players must enter the city of Tehran, Iran to extract top members of the PLR leadership in a mission called Operation Guillotine. The mission comprises just one 'flashback' in a series of globe-trotting combat scenarios recalled by the main character Sergeant Henry Blackburn on the eve of a devastating attack on New York.

Battlefield 3 drops for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 25 in North America, and October 28 in the UK. Get a jump on your online friends and enemies with our multiplayer hands-on preview.

Sep 9, 2011

Matt Bradford wrote news and features here at GamesRadar+ until 2016. Since then he's gone on to work with the Guinness World Records, acting as writer and researcher for the annual Gamer's Edition series of books, and has worked as an editor, technical writer, and voice actor. Matt is now a freelance journalist and editor, generating copy across a multitude of industries.