EA has announced release dates for upcoming Battlefield 3 expansion packs, Armored Kill, Aftermath and End Game.

Armored Kill will be the first to launch, heading onto Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and Origin in September 2012.

Aftermath and End Game will follow in December 2012 and March 2013 respectively.

End Game will also introduce motorcycles to the series, DICE revealed.

The latest pack, meanwhile, Close Quarters, is available to PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 Premium players today, and Xbox 360 and PC players next week.

Battlefield 3 Premium is a brand new premium service providing players access to all downloadable content and exclusive items.

We took an early look at Battlefield 3 Premium last week to find out whether it's worth the premium price tag.