Battlefield 4 has been officially unveiled with a ton of screenshots, details, and even a 17 minute “trailer” that consists of action that is inside the game.
DICE has been teasing different aspects of the game leading up to a midnight unveiling last night. We knew there was going to be tanks and helicopters and boats and of course soldiers involved in the game, but we weren’t sure how they would all be incorporated.
Thanks to a leaked poster from EB Games, we already knew that this game was due out this fall, but one of the details that EA and DICE divulged last night is that it would indeed make an appearance in time for the holiday shopping season.
Battlefield 4 is aimed at being unique by giving more of a story to the characters in the game. This isn’t a war story where you don’t care whether your “comrades” die or are wounded.
In this particular title, you get to know the guys you are fighting with, and that is geared towards making you want to save them.
The facial features of each character are even unique enough that, once you learn their names, you will know them as friends as opposed to just some dudes you are running alongside.
The voice actors that were hired for the game are clearly top notch as well. The dialogue makes you feel not only as if you really are on a battlefield, but, when your squad is ambushed by a helicopter, you feel anxious and surprised.
The game is being released on PC, PS3, and the Xbox 360. It will also eventually be coming to the PS4 despite earlier reports that it wouldn’t.
While it’s not listed as coming to the PS4, an official from EA confirmed that the game will hit the next generation console as well.
If you happen to own a Wii U, you are going to be disappointed to learn that the game will be skipping that console in a move that is being seen far too often these days.
Check out the 17-minute video for Battlefield 4 below: