Dead Space developer Visceral Games appears to be swapping corpses for cops, as strong rumours suggest that the studio is deep into development on a police-themed first-person shooter named Battlefield: Hardline. A different take on DICE’s legendary series, the game’s logo was uncovered on an EA Games server earlier today, alongside scant information about the release itself.

Due out on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, some of the information that's leaked include the names of four multiplayer classes: Enforcer, Mechanic, Operator, and Professional. A trio of modes have also hit the web, comprising Blood Money, Bomb Squad, and Carrier Assault. We’re assuming that there’ll be a cops-versus-robbers format to the title’s multiplayer matches.

Since the discovery of these tidbits, fansite Battlefield Daily has uncovered various icons from the game, which show ranks, ribbons, and vehicles. It looks like you’ll be commandeering sports cars, trucks, helicopters, and more when you take the fight against crime online. We’re actually eager to see how all of this works, as it sounds like a pleasant change of pace from the usual military madness.

Rumours regarding some form of law enforcement edition of Battlefield have been rife for months now, with the UK arm of Need for Speed developer Ghost Games reportedly pulled onto the project earlier in the year. We’ll confess to treason if this doesn’t turn up during the mega publisher’s press conference at E3 next month.

[via eurogamer.net, neogaf.com, twitter.com]