EA Teases Dramatic 'Battlefield 4'

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Computer gamers queue to try out the 'Battlefield 3' game on August 17, 2011 during the gamescom fair in Cologne, western Germany. The trade fair for interactive games and entertainment is running until August 21, 2011. (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Electronic Arts is ramping up the drama with its next "Battlefield" game.

The publisher unveiled gameplay footage from the military shooter "Battlefield 4" during a Tuesday event coinciding with the Game Developers Conference.

The footage began with a squad of four U.S. soldiers trapped underwater in a sinking vehicle before flashing back to their fire-fight with Russian militants in the wind-swept capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.

The graphics on display during the 17 minutes of footage were more photorealistic than previous games in the shoot-'em-up series, hinting at what's to come for Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's rumored Xbox successor.

The game will be available later this year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It will also likely be released for next-generation consoles, but that wasn't confirmed Tuesday.

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