EA teases dramatic 'Battlefield 4' military shooter; game will be available later this year

Publisher offered 17 minutes of footage

SAN FRANCISCO - 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.

Watch the Battlefield 4 TV Spot below:

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