SOCOM 4 Revealed as PS3′s Big Surprise Exclusive


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SOCOM 4 was announced today to be under development at Zipper Interactive, the creators of the first 3 SOCOM games, as well as the massive multi-player game MAG. It is set to be released this fall exclusively for the PS3.

“I wanted to drop in and deliver some truly exciting news – on behalf of everyone here at Zipper Interactive, I’m pleased to announce that SOCOM 4 is indeed in development and is slated for release exclusively on PlayStation 3 this fall,” announced Jeremy Dunham, the Sr. Community Manager at Zipper Interactive on the official Playstation Blog.

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The single-player campaign will take place in the jungles, mountains, and even urban cities of South East Asia. You will control the Ops Commander, as well as give orders to your 5 person NATO squad. I say 5 “person”, because there will be one South Korean female operative in your squad. You will have six days to complete your mission against a revolutionary army that has taken control of a country bordering the Strait of Malacca, a major shipping lane for the world. The campaign will contain 14 missions that will consist of about 12 hours of game play. Although no details have been released, there will also be a 32-person multi-player mode. For more details, IGN has an exclusive first look at the game here.

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Also don’t forget to check out the exclusive SOCOM 4 trailer tonight on GTTV.


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Darrin on March 4th, 2010 [ 17143 Points ]

    This is the GTTV reveal, but this can’t be the big secret PS3 exclusive that supposedly is happening at GDC next week.

    I’m kind of disappointed. There are way too many military multiplayer shooters as it is… What the heck is supposed to make this stand out from the rest?

  2. #2 by Fleakitten on March 4th, 2010

    More shooters. Jeez…gun crazy americans are ruining gaming i tell you.

  3. #3 by oly1kenobi on March 4th, 2010 [ 131925 Points ]

    Hopefully the big Secret at GDC will be more of a surprise!

  4. #4 by JimmyMagnum on March 4th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    I always thought the SOCOM franchise was amongst the better of the tactical shooters, but the genre is still oversaturated. I’m still waiting for my Jak and Daxter/Ratchet and Clank mashup game

  5. #5 by Andy on March 4th, 2010

    They should be branching out into the untapped “cooking” game market. Imagine the excitement of making your own meals on the PS3 and having virtual customers rate your food.

    You could have sub-games for cleaning the kitchen and washing up, online multiplayer would be awesome.

    NB: If you’re a games developer and make millions from this idea…I’d be happy with a $200K “ideas” fee.

    Andy.

  6. #6 by lordincubus on March 4th, 2010 [ 185 Points ]

    Atleast this saved some space on my DVR. Who the heck wants another shooter. I only play Modern Warfare and I will probably play the new Halo. (the trailer for the new halo is amaing stuff btw.)

  7. #7 by oly1kenobi on March 4th, 2010 [ 131925 Points ]

    Andy.. COOKING MAMA 3 for PS3.. FTW

  8. #8 by johnxtwo on March 4th, 2010 [ 235 Points ]

    Socom 4! ahh, just as I predicted :)

    Socom fans are hardcore junkies when it comes to this franchise and i’m one of them.

    This is a Third Person Shooter, just to refresh your memories, not an FPS ( which is the true cludder going on right now )

    This is the BEST announcement I could have asked for…

  9. #9 by oly1kenobi on March 4th, 2010 [ 131925 Points ]

    Third Person shooter with new easy to use squad commands!! Ton of potential!

  10. #10 by marcus24 on March 4th, 2010 [ 3516 Points ]

    The fact that this is a Third Person Shooter makes me a smile a little. I was hoping for Syphon Filter though lol

  11. #11 by Royalty32 on March 4th, 2010

    Socom 4 are u kiddin me Sony. There are so many more deserving titles that deserve a sequel, not saying socom isnt good but how many can u make. Very disappointed indeed.

  12. #12 by SL33PY on March 4th, 2010 [ 2371 Points ]

    This game … is not my forté

    Guess it’s tissue next to the bed time for those who love the tactical shooter gameplay

  13. #13 by TheRealMaxPower on March 5th, 2010 [ 960 Points ]

    Not much of a fan of Socom. I will have to watch this to see if it turns our half decent for me. This should have the decent budget needed to be a top notch game.

  14. #14 by killer_juice on March 5th, 2010 [ 780 Points ]

    Hmm… this game looks good.

    Hopefully, it will be better than that SOCOM junk that came with the ps3 headset.

  15. #15 by Smegmazor on March 5th, 2010

    This is fantastic news. Finally the name Socom will be redeemed. First MAG and now this? I can’t freakin’ wait!

  16. #16 by oly1kenobi on March 5th, 2010 [ 131925 Points ]

    Going to post the GTTV trailer… look for it!


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