EA released new clips of Battlefield 3 today at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles. As you can see from the video above, this combat game has extremely realistic graphics, sound, and destructible environments.

The game is being made by EA's Digital Illusions CE (DICE) studio in Sweden. With Battlefield 3, DICE has upped its ante considerably, updating its extremely popular Frostbite engine to create a mind-bogglingly realistic experience.

"We are proud to finally open the curtains and reveal Battlefield 3. The core development team has been together since 2005. We've grown together, taken some knocks together and now, we're ready to take first person shooters to a whole new level, together," said producer Patrick Bach.

"Like so many gamers out there, we've had some pretty wild ideas about what we'd want to see in a shooter. Until now, it was all just fantasy. But with Frostbite 2, even our most far-reaching ideas are becoming a reality. This is the game we've always wanted to create."

EA also announced that DICE was working with ex-SAS operator Andy McNab "to ensure the authenticity and grittiness of today's war is captured in both the single player and multiplayer campaign."

You can tell that this competitive battle is a huge one just by looking at the frequency with which each company is now launching major first-person blockbusters. Activision-Blizzard is now launching a major Call of Duty game every November and it follows that up with a couple of multiplayer map pack launches in the subsequent months. EA launched its  Medal of Honor game in October 2010, and it launched its  Battlefield Bad Company 2 game in March of the same year.

What do you, fellow gamers, think? Are you looking forward to Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3? Is there a certain aspect of this game that you and jumping up-and-down with excitement about? Sound off in the comments below.