SDCC 2014 | Battlefield Hardline "Love Your Villain Like Your Hero"

Battlefield: Hardline is Visceral Games and EA’s “cop drama shooter” that some may say is a turning point in the first-person shooter community. Delayed until 2015, Hardline has the gaming community anticipating it’s release.

At San Diego Comic Con 2014, Hardline had panel attendees Wendy Calhoun (Writer/Producer of Justified, Nashville), Bill Johnson (The West Wing, Justified), Eugene Byrd (Actor, Bones), Kelly Hu (Actor, Nash Bridges, X2), and Benito Martinez (Actor, Sons of Anarchy) join together to share their amazing story and cinematic for Battlefield: Hardline.

Good cop and bad cop, we’ve all heard that before, but what about a story about a cop who gets framed and hides to clear his name? What about a playable campaign where the player gets to play both angles as the cop and the robbers? Wendy Calhoun shares that this is the premise of Hardline’s story.

“We start off with the narrative of two cops who are good cops, and one really wants to prove himself,” Calhoun explained. “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.” 

During the panel, attendees had a first look at the cinematics involved with the game. A comment by Battlefield: Hardline’s creative director Ian Milham was that there will be game operations out in a “desert, Breaking Bad meth country” type of scenery as well as an urban environment. An undercover team will lead you through these unique environments where you will learn to “…love your villain like your hero”, as Wendy Calhoun states during the panel. This is pretty much my favorite quote ever.

Visceral and EA are really taking in feedback from the online multiplayer community since the beta last June. This is something not a lot of companies do and because they are one of the first companies to do so, it has reflected on the positive outlook gamers are having regards to the upcoming title.

The story sounds interesting and we hope that since there is a delay in the release of the game, Visceral Games takes the time make this game different than any other first person shooter out there.

Just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock here is the trailer for Battlefield: Hardline!

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Game Reviews

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Complete Edition Review – Beloved Indie Strikes Again!

After years of being unavailable, Ubisoft has released Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Complete Edition just in time to start off 2021. Here is my review.

Game Reviews

Hitman 3 Review – A Thrilling Conclusion

Hitman has been a fan favorite in the stealth Genre for years now and IO Interactive has spent those many years grooming and evolving the gameplay of Hitman. With games …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Scott Pilgrim vs The World Impressions & News Round Up! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 72

This week Joel gives initial impressions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: Complete Edition (review code provided by Ubisoft), the release of the beloved indie that was de-listed, only to …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

The Final Checkpoint Awards & Our Top Five Games of 2020 | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 71

This week Joel and Ben break the standard episode format and present the annual “Final Checkpoint Awards.” With special guest Logan Myer, the crew hands out non-traditional awards like “The …

Fanatical Five

Joel’s Top 5 Games of 2020

Overall, 2020 was a pretty miserable year, but for us gaming nerds, the giving was good. I got to experience some of the great games, but also witness some of …

Fanatical Five

Ben’s Top 5 Games of 2020

Wow, 2020, am I right, guys? Oof. Although, I think it is important to not lose sight of the overall quality of games in 2020. Whether it was 2020 part …