SOCOM 3 to invade new maps

Downloadable battlefields for shooter begin PS2-ward march in March; packs will cost $6 and fit on PSP memory stick, USB storage.

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"Online downloadable content" is a phrase that often only applies to handheld, PC, and Xbox owners. News out of Sony today, however, may have PlayStation 2 owners dusting off their PS2 Network adapters.

New downloadable map packs for SOCOM 3 will be available this year, with the first scheduled for release sometime in March. Gamers will be able to log into their SOCOM 3 accounts and purchase the add-ons for $5.99. Using a compatible USB storage device or a PlayStation Portable equipped with a Memory Stick Duo (minimum 32MB capacity), purchasers can take their downloaded content anywhere. Those with the PS2 40GB internal drive will also be able to download the map packs.

The first bunch will include several maps that should be familiar to those who played SOCOM II, such as new versions of After Hours, Last Bastion, and Liberation. This will mark the first time that the maps will be playable without the internal hard drive, and each battleground has been reworked with new features for SOCOM 3. Subsequent packs will be distributed "over the next several months" and feature reworked maps from the original SOCOM, as well as all-new levels.

SOCOM 3: US Navy SEALs is rated M for Mature and retails for $49.99. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

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MY-T-MOE
MY-T-MOE

Can someone please help me with my Socom 3 login? When Socom 4 first come out it was compatible with Socom 3, with the exception of a couple of maps I do believe? ( sry if I am wrong about this ) Not all of my clan members had Socom 4 when it first come out, so I used to play with them with my Socom 4, while they played on Socom 3. Then I bought a PS3, and I didn't login on my PS2 for some time. Then when I did, I downloaded all the map packs and the Soooo called updates. Now I can't go online with my PS2 on Socom 3, and I can't join up with any of my clanmates on Socom 4. I can chat with them when they are online, but if I try to join in their game it says, that I have not downloaded some update from the PS store. It always tells me that that game is unavailable. Could someone please tell me what I have to do to get my Socom 3 back online. It's driving me crazy. So much for the upgrades. THEY SUCK. Everything used to work just fine until I upgraded, now I can't get online with my Socom 3 and I can't join any games with my friends, and or Clanmates on Socom 4. Are these 2 games no longer compatible with one another? Thank you. Oh and when I try to download the upgrade for Socom 3 it says that the file is corrupted, and I have tried everything to get it to work and nothing seems to help. Any help will be appreciated... Thanks my_t_moe847@hotmail.com ( Moe )

rgree32
rgree32

WHATS UP WITH THE NEXT MAP PACK???

Fauij
Fauij

theres an expension pack coming out for socom 3 in late november and that will give you new online maps and story line and you can also play co-op.

zenapesto
zenapesto

How can it's possible????? I don't understand....... I have the PSP too.......... If somebody know how to do it I please him to send me an e-mail at: zenapesto@yahoo.it Thanks a lot Matteo

SgtD
SgtD

Garbage.....its the frickin middle of MAY !!!!!! Any map packs from March, lol. Microsoft in the long run will outdo SONY within the next 3 years due to garbage like this. This is supposed to be one of their best selling games !!!! and this is how they treat the consumer. SONY , Zipper is thrash when it comes to keeping us posted with false information, over hyped patches, rank problems, quick snipe, glitching, mic problems, SPAWN POINT LOCATION problems(demo maps lopsided due to one team being able to get to bomb first by hundreds of yards .....EVERYTIME!) garbage

SgtD
SgtD

The gaming industry SUCKS !!!! Over-hyped games, false promises and people who review a game based on how they are treated or the perks they receive. Why could SONY not just tell us April or May or June..........? just give us accurate information.....how hard is that? No once again a game, maps or patch has been delayed by a false promise. Losing the interest of many gamers. Even when the maps were not released when promised........THEY DID NOT EVEN UPDATE US FOR WHEN THEY WOULD ACTUALLY BE RELEASED. Garbage

dfirlotte
dfirlotte

Okay its April 11th now... March is long gone.. and surprise, surprise.. no further word on the expansion maps. Let me guess, they got pushed back to November and will be released the same day as the elusive and mythical PS3. I imagine Sony is worried about people creating or using a program that would allow a USB drive to work as a memory card.. they would lose a fair bit of money because no one would buy those overpriced memory cards anymore.

rgree32
rgree32

wwwhhhheeeeennnnnn????

rgree32
rgree32

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rgree32
rgree32

when and where can i get the new maps?

rgree32
rgree32

when and where can i get the new maps?

rgree32
rgree32

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GleeRen
GleeRen

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GleeRen
GleeRen

Socom 2 maps with socom 3 weapons, can anyone say "CCRROOSSRROOAADDSS" expanded for Socom 3 ( just a sec while I gather myself!! ). We are all frustrated with the sever screw-ups, mics and glitching. But check this out. All that considered there is not another game out there that plays like Socom. Others try but they cant touch the character movement, and the flow of this 3rd person shooter, or the one on one 50 yard shoot-outs. or the beauty of being the last person on your squad, laying in the grass and wiping out the 5 members left on the other then defusing the bomb with 8 seconds left ( hold on getting a rush ). Now new maps I cant wait.

vgmkyle
vgmkyle

Shame you just cant save the maps on a Memory Card like the update and all that other stuff.

solidmac
solidmac

hmm.. so new maps equals the socom we alwyas wanted ^_^ i hope they add new weapons or the air strike

Mirage5
Mirage5

This is terrible! Like someone said, this game needs a new patch not new maps. On top of that the damn patches take up almost half a memory card. I agree with Killswitch on this topic, so im not going to go all out like the last time. There just trying to blind you all of how bad this game is, and how there doing nothing about it. Im returning my copy on March 14! SOCOM 3 + new maps for 6 bucks = waste of money. I got a better things to spend it on.

christopherneal
christopherneal

Spoiled the lot of you. This is great news for hardcore SOCOM fans! Its also about time Sony stepped up its game a bit. To offer something in lieu of the PS3 launch will whet our appetites at least for the moment. So let's review shall we? SOCOM3 New Maps = GREAT!!! Carry on.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

How bout they fix the game before they do anything else. Guillie suits make people invisible, weapons are ungodly inaccurate, people getting booted randomly, and glitching. There is so many problems with the series that I don't care what they do with it anymore. As for me, I'm going to start playing a new series... "GRAW" Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. I wish all of you alot of luck trying to play a problematic game that malfunctions 90% of the time.

Ne0zEEd
Ne0zEEd

I understand if you don't like playstation's online play but daam, "dusting off their PS2 Network adapters"...as If mine and every toher klanmates is never used. Nope not a lame statement @ all

moon_master
moon_master

Socom is awesome. Zipper is awesome. New maps are awesome. Old favorite maps are awesome. Only 6 bucks is awesome. Don't need HDD is awesome. Poor whiny nubs are not awesome.

ShadowFox_NL
ShadowFox_NL

We here in Europe wait about 6 months for Socom 3, ow wait Zipper will bring download able contents for it. First bring the game to EUROPE! Release date: 19 april. yeah laugh about it.

cokedaz
cokedaz

Be nice if we actually had the game in the UK first.

hush404
hush404

$6... while it isn't alot... I'd just rather they offer the downloads for free.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

$6? LOL....... don't loose your memory stick after you pay for it!!!!

OPOLO
OPOLO

WOW - PS2 Downloadable Content. To bad I haven't played my PS2 online in almost a year. Hmm - I think it was SOCOM 2....

prfctvrs
prfctvrs

This is good news...even better if they will be playable on the PSP. One can only hope.

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

Someone puts use of PS2 USB and Online for game downloads....About time.

ewjim
ewjim

"Those with the PS2 40GB internal drive will also be able to download the map packs." - and those who don't have it don't need it, RIGHT?!! ...

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

About ime that the PS2 had some downloadable content.

steelcage
steelcage

Can you use external USB Harddrives?

SirFatalChaos
SirFatalChaos

This is gay!! No one has a harddrive! It's like the internet port for the GameCube! They need to make like 5 gig HDDs so people who don't want to waste $100 on a stupid HDD for a few maps on Socom 3! This is really the only thing I think Sony FAILED at for online.

darkheart73
darkheart73

how come FTB doesn't have new maps? WHY!?!?!

abdu4
abdu4

heh cant wait

dagreyghost
dagreyghost

el_chupacabras IM NOT YELLING. THE I HAVE 2 KEEP THE CAPS ON AT WORK.

el_chupacabras
el_chupacabras

Dude... stop yelling. I think new maps are cool. I berely picked this game up a few weeks ago and I really haven't had a chance to play to much online. I guess I could give it another try.... I am wondering if one of those little USB portable drive thingies would work? Would make it a good reason to pick on of those up... maybe a 512mb.

dagreyghost
dagreyghost

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DLUX85
DLUX85

too bad socom 3 sucks and needs a patch more then new maps

Zarfus
Zarfus

Good thing I sold my copy of SOCOM 3 back in Novemeber, or I'd be suckered in to buying more Zipper crap.

emo_worm
emo_worm

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Speerbrecker
Speerbrecker

That's great and all, but when will they fix the mic problem??? -Yes Sony, I already opened those ports on my router.

bradt924
bradt924

How about they try fixing the headset problem before they add new maps. I've had the game since launch and my headset works on every other game I play, but not for socom 3.

al
al

finally there is use for my hard drive. i did not buy it for final fantasy, when sony announced the hard drive debut, zipper stated that there would be substantial amount of content for socom2(boards,weapons,etc) I AM STILL WAITING, my hard drive became nothing more than a EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT.

Jharper
Jharper

6 bucks ain't bad for new content. People spend 6 bucks on the BS that's on the Xbox Live arcade, so I don't see the problem.

merriJ
merriJ

I'll wait for the PS3 version.