Battlefield Hardline Gets Two Multiplayer Modes and a Look at Protagonist Nick Mendosa

By Yaris Gutierrez

August 13, 2014

It started with Nick Mendosa being caught, who seems to be the protagonist. He’s handcuffed and taken to a compound. Markus, your buddy, is trying to get you out. He eventually succeeds and your stealthily making your way around the environment trying to remain undetected from enemies in a decommissioned missile silo. The pacing is a bit different than what we’re used to, as is the experience, according to Steve Papoutsis, the general manager at Visceral Games.

This is the single player campaign for Battlefield Hardline. Traditionally, we’re used to a more fast-paced driven game. Hardline, however, gives you choices on how you prefer to approach situations. With the new “Freeze” feature showed in the demo, you can now choose to hold people up and isolate confrontations before they spread into a full-fledged gun fight. Notice how there is a lot of tactics now on how you engage situations.

Like the previous Battlefield games before it, Hardline maintains the level of beauty that we all drooled over when we first saw it. So you can expect pretty visuals permeating your TV/monitor.

Additionally, two new multiplayer modes — Hotwire and Rescue — have been unveiled. Rescue being a hostage-rescuing mode where you play as SWAT and given three minutes to save the hostages. It seems that teamwork is an essential part of this gametype, per the collection of gameplay showed at the event.

Hotwire wasn’t shown, but you can have a nice look at the Rescue mode below.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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