Battlefield 4 showcased in 17-minute gameplay trailer

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Electronic Arts took the stage at the annual Game Developers Conference this week to showcase a live demo of Battlefield 4, the latest version in the popular first-person shooter franchise. Dice, the game’s publisher, said the title will arrive this fall on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

In the event you weren’t on hand at GDC to see the live gaming action, fret not as EA released a 17-minute gameplay trailer that includes everything you’d expect from a Battlefield game. Realistic visuals and potty-mouth soldiers are shown engaging in combat shortly after the intro featuring Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” wraps up.

Dice said the video gives an exclusive look at the game’s vehicular combat, dynamic destructible environments and the chaos of all-out war. A blog post said the franchise has long been known for award-winning multiplayer but this time around, they are bringing elements from multiplayer into the single player campaign.

A post on the game’s website notes Battlefield 4 is a genre-defining action blockbuster created from moments that blur the line between game and glory.

The game isn’t expected to come to the Wii U but will likely show up on the PlayStation 4 later this year. Microsoft hasn’t announced the Xbox 720 yet but we would be shocked if Battlefield 4 isn't offered on Microsoft’s next generation system.

The title is available now for pre-order at $60 for the standard edition. A digital deluxe version is available for PC gamers for $70. Those who pre-order will receive a premium expansion pack free of charge, we’re told.

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