Battlefield Hardline confirmed and coming this year

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EA and Visceral Games have confirmed yesterday’s rumours of a police-themed entry into the Battlefield series called Battlefield Hardline.

A reveal – along with more details – is scheduled for E3 on “9 June at Noon PDT” with the game expected to arrive “this fall”.

A number of leaked details which hit NeoGAF yesterday are likely to now be 100% correct and include, weapons, ribbons, vehicles, game modes and plenty more. Classes are similar to those familiar in previous Battlefield games, but with new names: Operator (Medic), Mechanic, Enforcer (Support) and Professional. SWAT and Thieves appear to be the main ‘factions’ in the game, and for those wondering, there will be a police baton.

Something in my gut tells me the game’s multiplayer might not be a million miles away from Counter-Strike.

The official statement via EA:

On behalf of everyone at EA and Visceral Games, I’m fired up to confirm our next project – Battlefield Hardline.  The game launches this fall and it’s a brand new series in the Battlefield franchise, set against the backdrop of a genre we all love – the war on crime and the battle between cops and criminals.

Several years ago, I was at an internal EA meeting in Barcelona with creative leaders from across the company. It was there I met Karl Magnus Troedsson, the GM of DICE, for the first time, and we immediately began talking about games – I’ve always loved Battlefield and KM was a huge fan of Dead Space, which I was working on at the time. We started talking about different ways we could work together, different ways we could take Battlefield and action games in a new direction. It was then that this project that became Battlefield Hardline was born.

There’s been a lot of buzz today about Battlefield Hardline – we’re getting ready for E3 and fans found some details on our website about what we’re working on for the show.  We’ve been reading all of your comments and we’re excited to be going into more detail soon on the ways we’re adding new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer and more about how we’re bringing our strengths at Visceral to single player.

I hope you’ll join us for the official world premiere on June 9 at Noon PDT, and sign up for updates on the new game at our web site www.battlefield.com/hardline.

**UPDATE**

Gameplay video has been leaked.

**UPDATE**

And… it’s down. You snooze, you lose. Was looking like a very action-packed PayDay 2 with the ability to play both sides.

**UPDATE**

Got the video back for you.

**UPDATE**

And that’s it it seems. EA are blocking the video everywhere.


Battlefield Hardline - Gameplay Trailer by Gamekult

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