SOCOM 4 deploys April 19

Zipper Interactive's tactical shooter will arrive in under three months with full PlayStation Move support.

At the 2010 Game Developers Conference, Sony showed off how the PlayStation Move would work with core games. One core game was shown, specifically SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, the latest iteration of the popular tactical shooter series. The Zipper Interactive-developed game can be played normally with a DualShock 3 controller or with the Move controller and subcontroller for full motion control.

SOCOM 4 is gunning for an April 19 release date.

Now SOCOM 4 finally has a release date. Sony announced today that the game will ship on April 19 in North America, just over a year after it was first shown to the public. The game has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

SOCOM 4 will be set in Southeast Asia after a revolution endangers a vital shipping lane similar to the Strait of Malacca. Players assume the role of the commander of a five-man squad of NATO commandos dispatched to prevent international trade from being disrupted. Their mission will only last six days, a time limit that Sony says will add urgency into the campaign.

As is a staple for the series, SOCOM 4 will have an extensive multiplayer component, allowing for teams of players to shoot it out in 32-player matches. Terrain types will include a hostile jungle and half-ruined cities.

For more on SOCOM 4, check out GameSpot's brand-new hands-on preview.

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Accuracy158
Accuracy158

@ dynomitemasta I made no statement on the quality of the game, I certainly have my complaints about it and particularly the single player. Maybe I should have said 18 of the "most active" forums members. I'm not trying to says always agree with all of them but they are a decent group and offered some good MP info between the bunch of them.

frankblack789
frankblack789

i think it's time for PS3 players to move...on

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

PS3 Owners are going to have an awesome year and I can't wait to see you all on the battlefield. 360 owners can enjoy playing their Kinect and dance dance grrrranimals.. Good luck with that.. :)

issa3703
issa3703

Its good month because mortal kombat will release on April,19 but i`m big fan for fighting so i will pay for MK9, but if socom take a good score not like the previously one so i will buy it with MK9.

kkee
kkee

Hopefully we'll get the game during the same week in Europe.

supersonikk
supersonikk

I love how Sony keeps us entertained the whole year.

MasterDZ0522
MasterDZ0522

Wow, Sony is winning this year: Killzone 3, MGS Rising (hopefully), the new PS2 collections, and now SOCOM?! What next, and I forgot to mention THE NGP!!!!

ViolentDjango
ViolentDjango

@ionusX It didn't make sense because it seemed like a random statements loosely related to each other. The simple addition of the fact that you haven't been compelled into purchasing a system in years would have cleared up a lot -- I was trying to be rude, your statement was just considerably unclear. Thanks for the insult, though. Was totally necessary.

Marky360
Marky360

Wow Sony really is looking to bankrupt me this year with all the exclusives they have and now the NGP plus I haven't even picked up Move yet. If they announce a new home console anytime before 2020 I'll explode.

Marky360
Marky360

@UltimateRAGEX Yea I agree I like third-person alot better then first. not say I don't play any FPS it's just that I would have prefered they be in Third-person.

Kid2812
Kid2812

With my copy of Killzone 3 I get a beta code of Socom 4. This and Mortal Kombat are coming out on the same day. If the beta is good and the bugs are not to big then i'll get this over MK.

ionusX
ionusX

@ViolentDjango what makes no sense the fact that i enjoyed some of the earlier socom games or that fact that i'm not getting this one as its not on a handheld and instead on the far more costly console.. i don't care if the control scheme would be poor or if the story was trash or the visuals blew chunks.. if it delivered a good experience id seriously consider it if it went handheld a console is strictly out of the question no single titles has ever driven me to buy a whole new stationary gaming platform in ages and probably wont again. the only way none of that would make sense is if you cant read the English language

UltimateRAGEX
UltimateRAGEX

Yeah third-person shooters are a lot better than first-person shooters IMO.

ViolentDjango
ViolentDjango

@ionusX Nothing you said really made any sense...

theJBlounge
theJBlounge

Does it seem like the Move and Kinect hype already died? I'm curious how Move controls will work out.

ionusX
ionusX

yeah despite it being a good franchise im not getting socom4.. i own 1 & 2 and ive played fireteam bravo.. sort of a shame.. if this went to a hand held i might have seriously considered actually buying a psp for it :P

biakcunghnin
biakcunghnin

no thank shootgames on ps3, yes on xbox 360

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

@Accuracy158 ... *18 of our TOP FORUM MEMBERS* ......... LOL ... that's too funny, lame, but funny. Well, this coming from one of the *bottom forum members* who played it ..... it's okay. If you have played the last game, it's pretty much the same. Definetly looks good, but not earth shattering.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I actually forgot what decent 3rd person shooters looked like! It's going to be good to have a break from FPS - looks sweet!

tapiyuki
tapiyuki

OMG, it sets in my home country. I will run thru lots of temples. :D

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

i can hazz my old socom bak??? classic mode thanks zipper i am so buying this.

Macdaddy0
Macdaddy0

I grew into the modern day shooters and all my skills came from socom2, there was absolutely no game that can compare to the experiences I had on it. I made friends I would meet on a daily basis just by joining a breach medley in us east3 after school! Haha. So the second I heard they made a classic mode, I shuttered in excitement. Zipper could never fail me like Slant6 did with Confrontation, us hardcore socom fans need the overwhelming nostalgia we've been waiting for!

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Whoa... it looked like there will be at least one exclusive each month on the PS3.

IronBeaver
IronBeaver

i hope it has not been tainted by COD and still feels like socom.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

I really can't find my self interested in what gamespot has to say. Now that 18 of our top forum members got to try the game out. It's a great group so check out the forums. There is more info there.

Dansdaman180
Dansdaman180

just realized it has prty good graphics awesome. cant wait i want to buy it and will but not sure when i will.My only problem is that i dont have very much money to buy all these awesome games. and now i really want the new psp (NGP) damn it. looks great though

Soilworker1234
Soilworker1234

Finally Zipper, I can't wait. Confrontation was terrible.

Jimmyjit
Jimmyjit

Commandos with Blue Helmets???...I guess I'll still give it a try

daabulls23
daabulls23

Back to stealth, not run and gun.

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Well its about damn time.. Cant wait for the epicness that is SOCOM 4

cheater87
cheater87

MK vs Socom 4. Hmmmm sorry Socom but MK calls. I wonder which will sell more.

MAG--256
MAG--256

i have played all other socom games but on ps3 only single player. i did play the last socom game which was online only after all the patches it was a good first socom experience. people have told me socom 2 is the best in the series been waiting for a great 3rd person military shooter now we get it can not wait man sony has like one exclusive each month give us some time to enjoy our games and take it easy on our pockets

Pete5506
Pete5506

This year keeps getting better for gaming

monson21502
monson21502

only played one socom before and that was the last one on the ps3. wow what a stinker... alot of sonys first party devs are really hit or miss this gen. i wouldnt buy this game anywhere new 60 bucks. ill rent it and if its good ill buy it at a later date for cheaper

VengeVS
VengeVS

Thank You For Classic Mode! Maybe they didn't ruin SOCOM after all...

dylan417
dylan417

I am one of the seldom few that actually liked Confrontation, one of the only games that strives on teamwork.

AustinH147
AustinH147

I miss Socom so much. Very glad this is coming out, and the beta is coming with Killzone 3 :D

foakleys12
foakleys12

Man I'm pumped now. I love the idea of just classic gameplay, it'll get the old feel back to the game, while newer custom settings will bring in new players. Cant wait for this. COD is getting to overplayed now, I just want my good old Socom back!

TheDarkCrucible
TheDarkCrucible

Intresting, wasn't thinking of getting this but now I might. sounds like it will be good!

telefanatic
telefanatic

Cant wait for SOCOM 4 got it on reserve its a day 1 buy. I loved Confrontation after the patches and that was slant six, cant wait for a proper Socom from Zipper.