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DICE is heading to World War I

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Electronic Arts and DICE made it official today: The next Battlefield game is called Battlefield 1 and is going back in time to World War I.

DICE's new Battlefield will focus on WWI-era battles that include horses, tanks, motorcycles and biplanes, as well as boots-on-the-ground infantry warfare. Battlefield 1 will feature era-appropriate weapons, including early-20th-century guns, grenades, poisonous gases, flamethrowers and a variety of melee weapons such as shovels and maces.

DICE promises 64-player multiplayer battles and locations that range from the Alps to the deserts of Arabia. Players will experience "global conflict through the eyes of several different characters all united by this first modern war."

Battlefield 1 will hit PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Oct. 21, 2016, worldwide.

EA is releasing three editions for Battlefield 1: a standard edition for $59.99; an Early Enlister Deluxe Edition for $79.99; and a collector's edition for $219.99.

Battlefield 1's Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will include the Red Baron Pack and the Lawrence of Arabia Pack, which contain themed weapons, vehicles and items, as well as five Battlepacks. It also grants early access to the game on Oct. 18, though EA Access and Origin Access subscribers will be able to play the game early on Xbox One and PC.

The game's collector's edition includes a variety of physical goods: a 14-inch statue, a deck of playing cards, a messenger pigeon tube, a cloth poster and more. You can see what that looks like below.

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