REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio and KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, a label of Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced a partnership with hit musician, Jamie N Commons, to deliver his newest single “Karma” exclusively for Battlefield Hardline. The song will serve as the game’s theme music, setting the stage as gamers engross themselves on one side of the law or the other. This cops-vs-criminals fantasy first person shooter (FPS) combines an emotionally-driven single player story inspired by popular TV crime dramas and an all-out-war multiplayer on the streets of Los Angeles and Miami to deliver the most complete FPS on the market today.
“The music, and moreover the audio help create that emotional experience you want gamers to feel as they play in the world we’ve built for them,” said Steve Papoutsis, VP and General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline. “With ‘Karma’, Jamie captured that gritty cop and criminals tone that defines Hardline, where not everyone is good and not everyone is bad, toeing that fine line of the law.”
Jamie, the artist behind the immensely popular tracks, “Jungle” and “Rumble and Sway”, wrote “Karma” exclusively for Battlefield Hardline with Alex Da Kid, acclaimed producer and Head of KIDinaKORNER. Jamie will be performing the song for the first time tonight at the Game Awards 2014 in Las Vegas in front of the live audience and to viewers watching from around the world. Tune in starting at 6pm PST tonight at http://thegameawards.com/watch-live/.
“I have been a longtime gamer and I could not pass up the opportunity to be involved with a franchise I respect as much as Battlefield,” said Jamie N Commons. “Earlier this year ‘Jungle’ was featured in the first Battlefield Hardline trailer, which was a total thrill. ‘Karma,’ however, was written specifically with the game in mind. The deep melodic beats and lyrics help express the game’s theme where actions have consequences, but sometimes those consequences come back full circle. I think gamers are going to love it.”
Delivered by DICE’s bleeding-edge Frostbite 3 game engine, Battlefield Hardline brings the awe-inspiring, only in Battlefield moments to Los Angeles and Miami in chaotic urban warfare. A new class of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets pushes players to approach the cops-vs-criminals gameplay in entirely new ways. Ziplines, loot-laden getaway motorcycles, nimble police choppers, and muscle cars ensure players get to navigate the concrete jungle in fast, team-based Battlefield multiplayer. An episodic single player campaign voiced by a veteran cast that includes talent such as Alexandra Daddario from True Detective, Wendy Calhoun from Justified, and Benito Martinez from The Shield, Battlefield Hardline gives players more freedom of choice to play the game their way and deploy a variety of lethal or non-lethal tactics to bring down a criminal underworld from within.
Battlefield Hardline will be available March 17, 2015 in North America and March 20, 2014 in Europe on Origin™ for PC, the Xbox One® all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Battlefield Hardline will also be available on Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
To download the full song “Karma”, go to http://smarturl.it/JNCKarma.
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