'Battlefield Hardline' News: Release Date Set For October, Pre-Orders Now Open, Deluxe Edition Available [VIDEO]
Publisher EA had said they wouldn't formally unveil Battlefield: Hardline until next week's E3, and yet, information just seems to keep "leaking." A new trailer is out, showing that the game is set to release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms this fall.
October 21 is the exact date when players can expect Battlefield to go cops n' robbers according to the trailer. Apart from that, there's not a whole lot that can be gleaned from the trailer, apart from the usual amount of explosions, gunplay, and all around police fisticuffs.
This will be the first game in the Battelfield franchise to abandon the...well...battlefield, in favor of something a bit more urban. In place of geopolitical upheaval in international theaters of war, Hardline looks to be smaller in scale, but is said to have more of a focus on the story/campaign.
You can thank DICE's new partner for that, fellow EA in-house developer of Dead Space fame, Visceral Games. It's also being reported that the campaign mode has been written by staff from Justified and House of Cards.
The game centers around a Miami detective named Nick Mendoza, "who gets caught up in his own personal struggle between right and wrong, cop and criminal. Nick embarks on a cross-country quest, seeking revenge against his once trusted partners on the force.
Despite the focus on single player, multiplayer will still be a big facet of Hardline, and at least four different multiplayer modes have also been revealed:
* Heist Mode - one team playing as criminals are tasked with robbing a bank, while another team playing as cops obviously has to stop them.
* Rescue Mode - SWAT players have to rescue hostages taken during a robbery.
* Hotwire Mode - cops pursue the robbers in a high speed chase. Players not driving the getaway vehicle are able to open fire on the cops in pursuit.
* Bloodmoney Mode - criminals and crooked cops fight over a huge pile of cash to take back to their safehouse. Sounds similar to the 'ol Capture the Flag mode.
Sound good? If so, here's more good news, as the game is now available to pre-order. A quick visit to the Sony store reveals that while the game is still puzzlingly listed for a December release, pre-orders are now being accepted (for the PS4 version, obviously).
There's also a Deluxe Edition listed. No details as to what makes the $69.99 bundle "deluxe," but going from the "explore more games and downloadable content" description, it's likely a version of the game that comes with a Season Pass.
You can check out the new trailer below, and we'll have any more info that comes out of this year's E3.