Cops and Robbers, Battlefield Style

Remember how much fun it was playing cops and robbers in the backyard, well now you can do it in your lounge room with Battlefield Hardline. 

Sure, it looks a bit like a cheesy Hollywood action movie.... actually, there's no negative to be found in that sentence. The trailer below looks like an AWESOME Hollywood action movie! Guns, cars (apparently bikes too) and gadgets are going to make for a damn fun game. 

How fun? Sign up for the closed PS4 and PC beta to find out for yourself.

CLOSED MULTIPLAYER BETA AVAILABLE NOW ON PLAYSTATION 4 AND ORIGIN FOR PC 

Brand New Series Takes Battlefield to an All New Playground
Coming October 23 in Australia, October 24 in New Zealand

Sydney, Australia. – June 10, 2014 – Visceral Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio and makers of the critically-acclaimed Dead Space series, today unveiled Battlefield™ Hardline, taking the award-winning Battlefield franchise to a new world filled with new ways to play. Coming October 23 in Australia and October 24 in New Zealand, Battlefield Hardline puts players right in the middle of the war on crime in the gritty and glamorous streets of Los Angeles and Miami, allowing gamers to live out their fantasy of being a cop or a criminal. The fantasy begins today in a bold move – Visceral Games is making Battlefield Hardline playable now for the public in a closed multiplayer beta on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and on Origin™ for PC. Players can sign up for a chance to play at www.battlefield.com/beta.

Delivering an all-new canvas for the best-in-class first person action gameplay the Battlefield franchise is known for, Battlefield Hardline sees Visceral Games bring its critically-acclaimed single player storytelling pedigree to provide an engaging story in a setting reminiscent of modern TV crime dramas. In multiplayer, fans will feel the thrill of the heist or the satisfaction of the ultimate bust with new twists including new modes, weapons, vehicles and gadgets.

"This is an awesome opportunity to take one of gaming’s most exciting franchises in a new direction," said Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games. "The cops and criminals fantasy is a great new backdrop for Battlefield and allows us to introduce an impactful story, while still maintaining that intense multiplayer action that fans expect. Best of all, the beta allows lots of fans to jump in and play immediately."

Karl Magnus Troedsson, Vice President and Group General Manager of DICE and Visceral, added, "We’re always looking for new, exciting directions to take the Battlefield franchise, but it has to be a great experience that’s driven by passion and stays true to the heritage of Battlefield. Visceral has a great track record of creating emotionally charged stories with unforgettable atmosphere and we’re excited to see them bring this approach to single player and to see how they add to Battlefield’s best in class multiplayer action. Hardline is fun, fresh and yet still very much a Battlefield game."

Powered by DICE’s award-winning Frostbite 3 game engine, Battlefield Hardline lets players trigger jaw-dropping Levolution events as they shoot out subterranean grow-labs, blow open bank vaults, or tear apart the streets of Los Angeles. Introducing a new arsenal of guns and gadgets, including stun guns, zip lines, and grappling hooks, players take on a bold new level of strategy as both cops and criminals on every map. Maintaining the epic vehicular combat fans have come to expect from Battlefield, Battlefield Hardline ushers in a fast and fresh urban approach to vehicles with loot-laden getaway motorcycles and nimble police choppers to navigate sprawling skyscrapers.

Coming October 23 of this year in Australia, Battlefield Hardline will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC via Origin™, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft. Battlefield Hardline will be available in New Zealand on October 24.

Players looking to head into this new playground with some extra gear can pre-order the Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition. With three in-game content packs as well as an additional 10 Battlepacks*, the Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition ensures players will hit the streets ready for whatever comes at them. For more information on the Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition as well as all pre-order offers please visit http://www.battlefield.com/en_AU/hardline/buy.

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2 comments :

It speaks unmistakably to our founding slogan, “Charting New Realms of Imagination.”battlefield4forums - bf4 hacks

11 June 2014 at 19:50 comment-delete

It certainly looks imaginative! Can't wait to give it a crack for myself.

16 June 2014 at 16:08 comment-delete

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