EA really needs to sort out these leaks. As it stands, Battlefield Hardline, presumably one of its big E3 surprises, has all but been revealed before the event has even started. First it was a leaked logo, and then an internal trailer, and now the official release date teaser. With little left to actually surprise us, the company has given up and officially released the slightly obnoxious clip. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?

Developed by Visceral Games, the team behind the Dead Space series, the title takes the sharp shooting of the Battlefield franchise and relocates it to the harsh city streets. Think Bad Company by way of Michael Mann's Heat, and you'll be in the right ballpark. What's more, the game features an episodic structure, as well as a star-studded cast, including members of the popular TV shows House of Cards and Justified.

You'll be shooting up the streets on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on 21st October. With the ridiculously titled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and a slew of other next-gen titles also launching around that area, now is the time to prepare yourself for an action packed second half to 2014. Are you looking forward to Battlefield Hardline, or did the fourth entry in the series leave a bad taste in your mouth? Play the street life in the comments section below.

[via youtube.com, computerandvideogames.com]