‘Battlefield Hardline’ Comic Con Panel Reveals ‘Justified’-Influenced Betrayed Cop Single Player Storyline

By Luca Saitta , Updated Jul 26, 2014 12:21 PM EDT
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A veil was lifted over Visceral Games' focus on single player campaign in Battlefield Hardline at yesterday's Comic Co panel.

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The crime show-influenced storyline will be about a framed cop named Nick who goes underground to clear his name, giving players the chance to experience both the cops and robbers sides of Battlefield's new non-military cops-n-robbers angle.

Despite the game's delay into 2015, Polygon reports from San Diego that the story content wrapped shooting in May and needs no more work done. Wendy Calhoun (writer on Justified and other TV shows) was brought in to consult on the narrative, while Bill Johnson (editor on Justified) was in charge of performances. Johnson expressed happiness about the delay into 2015, though this is such a boon to him is unsure, as work with the actors was already finished a while back.

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Said Calhoun: "We start off with the narrative of two cops who are good cops, and one really wants to prove himself. Eventually the tables turn on them, and they are set up by another group and become criminals themselves. They've got to fight their way out of prison, and turn the tables on the people who put them there."

Among the actors for this crime story are Eugene Byrd (Bones), Kelly Hu (The Tournament, Batman: Arkham Origins) and Mark Rolston (Supernatural) as a cocaine dealing drug lord. Are you looking forward to this morally grey new Battlefield universe?

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