SOCOM 4 Move bundle mobilizes April 19

Sony to package Zipper's latest shooter with motion-sensing and navigation controllers, PS Eye, Sharp Shooter shell for $150.

SOCOM 4 has been the poster child for Sony's new motion-sensing controller, the PlayStation Move, since the device was given its formal debut at the 2010 Game Developers Conference. It makes sense, then, that the publisher will be offering gamers a way to pick up both Zipper Interactive's latest modern-military shooter and the PlayStation 3 peripheral as part of one package.

Giant glowing ball not withstanding, Sony's Sharp Shooter is basically a real submachine. Basically.

Today, Sony announced the SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs Full Deployment Edition will be available alongside the standard edition of the game on April 19 for $150. In the package, gamers will find the game, as well as a Move controller, a navigation subcontroller, and a PlayStation Eye camera.

The package will also include the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter shell, a casing that mimics the shape of a submachine gun and houses the Move and navigation controllers. The Move Sharp Shooter is also currently available as a stand-alone $40 purchase and is compatible with a range of other shooters, such as Guerrilla Games' just-released Killzone 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. 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.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of SOCOM 4.

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55 comments
gamerfan85
gamerfan85

That's so long. I can't wait that long.

TheRealLisaAnn
TheRealLisaAnn

I'm gonna paint mine black & camo colors. What about you?

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

I saw one of those guns in a shop today, I want one when i eventually get move :P

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

Don't got me wrong, I'm not a fanboy or anything but... how does the move concept differ from the wii mote and zapper in any way?

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

@LAboy06 I have one, there is a button where the clip is, but you can also cock the front of the gun like a shotgun to reload, which is the only way to go.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I want sharpshooter in black - not tip-ex white. Then i'm deffo getting one. SOCOM looks set to be pretty sweet too. I can just imagine playing games like SOCOM on the kinect too.. Oh no wait.. No I can't.

eugoreez
eugoreez

@LAboy06 its not reloadable clip.. theres a button under the position of the clip.. its just to mimic the action of reloading a clip instead of replacing the clip itself.. nway the bundle price is kinda good! imma get this one i guess

LAboy06
LAboy06

i wonder how the reloading of the sharp shooter works bc according to kevin butler in the killzone 3 commercial it has a reloadable clip, i want this bundle!!!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

That is actually not a bad bundle if you have yet to try PS Move. The Game Socom 4 and the PS eye and the full PS move controller with the Navigation part. The machine gun housing is a bit much. But it is just a game. This will be a great "test" to see if the gaming population will except Playstation Move for use with a "real game" Socom 4. Not that the current PS move games are not "real games" but just a bit too causal to be taken seriously by hardcore gamers.

GamerNes9
GamerNes9

@TomM_GScom Isn't Socom an 3rd person game, not an FPS!

josegadi
josegadi

its a big deal, i save about $80 if buy separate, great game and great accesories

YO-SEF
YO-SEF

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flexin007
flexin007

Sounds nice, but what about the rumored mic?

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

@shadowhunter0 Good luck to you. I spent 8 months seriously looking and just landed the job I've been trying to get for 2 years. Amazing government job too.

Marky360
Marky360

I want this so bad the perfect way for me too not only get Socom 4 but I can finally get the PS move with all the stuff I want Sony should have done this for KZ3 I would have def picked it up now I gotta wait.

gimlifn
gimlifn

finally a good move bundle consider this a pre-order for sure. Can't wait to try it in Killzone 3

Karratti
Karratti

Don't need a Move Bundle. Need a Mic Bundle.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

if I didn't already have everything expect for the gun and the game I would get it and I'll probably have the gun before it comes out anyways don't have the money to buy it right now (and yes $40 is allot when you don't have a job it is a pain to get one right now been looking for a job for like 2 months now and nothing)

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

This is such a good deal, I got me the move bundle for 100$ with a move controller, eye toy and sports champions. But this one has Socom 4 (much better game(and its 60$!)) an extra nav controller (by itself its 30$) and the sharp shooter attachement (40$) and again the eye toy (40$) plus the move controller (50$) for 150$? I'm in!

TheBest88
TheBest88

@Loucetios this one was developed by Zipper, your thinking of the last socom game. that was developed by a different studio.

TheBest88
TheBest88

NICE!! my right arm is killing me just point at the screen for hours with no support. this is great for the longs hours of Move. Can't wait for SOCOM FO lol

coltsfan4ever
coltsfan4ever

Thats actually not a bad deal. And for the record to the people cautious about Socom 4. Zipper Interactive(the original developers of the first Socom) are making this game. Socom Confrotation was made by slant Six. I trust Zipper to make a good Socom game.

Loucetios
Loucetios

Macrinus88 That game wasn't made by Zipper, Zipper are the devs of the original games and the best developer of the franchise, it's like saying, The recent Spyro games are bad, but if Insomniac retook the license back they would still be bad games (Insomniac are the originally developer of Spyro back in PS1 days)

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

@monson21502 40 bucks for a fake gun?????? nintendo is smiling right now i bet ________________________ Actually nintendo has their own plastic gun that came with zelda bow+arrow game. That thing was a piece of garbage, they just used a lever that would push the trigger button. This gun is all digitally mapped meaning when you pull the trigger it is sending the digital command to your ps3. This prevents from wear and tear of a mechanical lever pulling down on a button. I just got the move and kz3 and I LOVE it. I might just have to pick up the sharp shooter.

IdolConverge
IdolConverge

I'm kinda on the edge about this game, something doesn't really feel right. Guess we'll have to see once I use that beta card from Killzone 3 :P

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

@TomM_GScom

[QUOTE="Tom Magrino"]The Move Sharp Shooter is also currently available as a stand-alone $40 purchase ...[/QUOTE]

Not in Australasia ... avaiability is delayed until 31st March, and online retailers worldwide are reporting no stock ... dammit.

Macrinus88
Macrinus88

Will this actually be a good game? Remember Socom Confrontation was crap, average game.....

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

That's a pretty sweet deal. Isn't it like 60 for the game, 40 for the gun, and 100 for both Move controller parts? Saving me $50 bucks here. This might tip me into buying a Move - especially since I want Move Heroes soon too.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@triumph31 I agree so much. If you do need to rest your arms during reloads, you can drop it to your hip and tilt the barrel up to keep your eyes on the action. For an extra level of immersion, try switching the length of the stock to correspond to the weapon your using (short stock for SMGs/Pistols, long for rifles). Another fun thing to do is grab a swivel chair for the vehicle segments.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@monson21502 You definitely haven't played Killzone 3 with the sharpshooter- If you had, you wouldn't be saying those things. It's AWESOME dude.

Hekynn
Hekynn

I knew they were gonna do a full move bundle with the sharp shooter! Cant wait to get one! =D

jbarrio07
jbarrio07

SOLD!!!I was goin to buy the move any way with socom...can't wait..

triumph31
triumph31

i've played with the sharpshooter for an hour (on KZ3).. it's awesome.. you really get into it and it forces you to stay concentrated.. dropping the face of the gun will make you look down.. but there is no comparison to using the move without this.. which kills your arm and it far harder to aim and control... more effort then using the controller.. but MUCH more fun.

monson21502
monson21502

give me the game, and the 2 controllers for 99 then i might move. untill then no thanks:)

monson21502
monson21502

40 bucks for a fake gun?????? nintendo is smiling right now i bet:wink:

Hezzron73
Hezzron73

After the disappointing MAG, I'm very hesitant to buy anything from Zipper now, let alone this overpriced gimmicky stuff. Too bad too, because they used to be one of my favorites last gen.

monson21502
monson21502

i got one word to say about this......LOL

akuya32
akuya32

They should of done that with KZ3.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I think my arm will get tired playing shooters for hours with that thing. I'll stick to my trusty controller.

k41m
k41m

That sharpshooter looks great

dagrimmreepa
dagrimmreepa

this is cool, I want that light gun and i want Socom 4, so I'll get both, then I'll try out KZ3 and Time Crisis 4/Razing Storm with the light gun... Can't wait.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

This could be intriguing... the use of the nunchuck for movement instantly moves (no pun intended) it out of the "rail shooter" category. Very interesting.