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Watch Battlefield Hardline's stealthy, non-lethal campaign and SWAT multiplayer

A pair of videos released today for Battlefield Hardline reveal two new aspects of developer Visceral Games' take on the first-person shooter franchise.

Press play above to watch 12 minutes of the single-player campaign, which tells the story of a good cop framed. Narrated by creative director Ian Milham, the video begins with a stealthy, handcuffed escape from an abandoned missile silo. The first several minutes are a tour of the game's quieter, non-lethal options — a departure for the franchise. Once out of the bunker, players can pick their preferred infiltration methods, mark targets from a distance with a high tech gadget and even handcuff their enemies for more non-lethal takedowns.

It's not entirely stealth and sneaking, though. The series' trademark shooting, destructible environments and vehicles return toward the end of the video.

"Choice is really going to change up the experience," Milham says. "It's up to you to choose your path."

Publisher Electronic Arts also revealed Battlefield Hardline's Rescue multiplayer mode, which puts players on a SWAT team out to rescue hostages. You can watch a trailer for Rescue mode below.

Battlefield Hardline is scheduled to be released in early 2015 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more on the game, be sure to read our impressions from E3 2014.

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