Posted on June 20, 2014, GameFront Staff Battlefield: Hardline – Dead Space Easter Egg
The open beta for Battlefield: Hardline is on and savvy players have already spotted a reference to EA’s other big shooter franchise Dead Space. With the developers behind Dead Space, Visceral Games, helping to bring Hardline to life, it’s only natural they’d sneak something in.
Last week, players discovered pink donuts in Battlefield: Hardline with a unique call-out. We’re hoping for even more once the massive multiplayer shooter gets closer to release.
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Dead Space Easter Egg
In the second floor of the mall on the High Tension map, curious players can find a distinctive “Ishimura” symbol above one of the closed storefronts.
The USG Ishimura is the name of the massive planet-cracking mining ship that’s the primary setting for Visceral Entertainment’s big horror franchise Dead Space.
The Ishimura, in Dead Space’s surprisingly deep canon and mythology, was named after the inventor of the “Shockpoint Drive” Hideki Ishimura. Basically, he created the warp drive.
EA announced earlier this year that Visceral Entertainment would be working on Battlefield: Hardline, so it was only a matter of time before we saw references and Easter eggs related to their big survival-horror series. Don’t be surprised to see even more EA winks and nods when the full game releases later this year.
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