'Battlefield Hardline' Gets Live Action Trailer Pre-E3 2014 Reveal [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 09, 2014 01:16 PM EDT
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E3's first event kicks off soon enough, and EA's press conference begins in just a few hours. The publisher has already promised more information on the next title in its infamous FPS series, Battlefield: Hardline, and to keep fans' attention once Microsoft is finished, EA has released a new teaser for the game in the form of a live-action trailer.

New Trailer Has Battlefield: Hardline Out Stateside October 21 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

At less than a minute, it's just enough to get the blood flowing, provided you haven't already been swayed by Activision's upcoming addition to the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare. No gameplay, but there's some nice allusions to the upcoming gear, with slow motion footage of some sub-machine guns and assault rifles, revved engines, grappling hooks, zip lines, and more.

We'd embed it here, but it seems like playwire code is a fickle beast, but MP1st has it working just fine. October 21 is the exact date when players can expect Battlefield to go cops n' robbers. 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.

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October 21 is the exact date when players can expect Battlefield to go cops n' robbers. 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, at least according to the Sony store. EA is set to provide more information at E3 later today. You can check out the list of official streams here, and we'll have any more info that comes out of this year's E3 later today.

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