SOCOM dev bringing Unit 13 to PS Vita

Zipper Interactive readying third-person shooter to launch with Sony's new handheld on February 22; game to feature cooperative, competitive online action.

Zipper Interactive not only has a PS Vita game in the works, but it's locked and loaded for the system's launch window. The developer today announced its first PS Vita game, Unit 13, on the PlayStation Blog, adding that the game would be "available right around" its host system's February 22 debut.

Unit 13 is Zipper's first handheld game since the PSP SOCOM Fireteam Bravo games.

Described as a third-person shooter with an emphasis on fast action, Unit 13 will let players take on 36 missions as one of six different characters, each with specific talents. As players finish those main missions, they unlock "high-value target" battles, which can be shared with friends after completion.

Zipper is placing an emphasis on social and competitive play for Unit 13, designing a 3G-enabled live notification system that will tell players about challenges to their leaderboard positions, shared high-value target missions, and more. The game will also feature cooperative play with voice chat support and separate leaderboards for global and regional rankings.

[UPDATE]: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has since confirmed that Unit 13 is indeed set for a February 22 debut.

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27 comments
SaltyMeatballs
SaltyMeatballs

No online MP. What game will show what it can do with online MP? Anyway, I was worried when I saw this game, but glad it's the SOCOM team.

Spartan765
Spartan765

Good news P.S please improve the graphics

Spartan765
Spartan765

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Evilbunz
Evilbunz

socom has been dead since 2..... why can they just not do a remake of socom 1 or 2 in hd??? Seriously.... why?

UHaveZoidberg
UHaveZoidberg

I'm digging it. Looking forward to checking out what shooters can do on the Vita... nice to see a handheld that looks like it's going to deliver on that front. Pre-order coming up.

albinopig
albinopig

I love the Socom Series and MAG. So Can't wait for this one.

SANDMAN201
SANDMAN201

@cube-gage I agree, Fireteam Bravo series was more fun that CoD ever was for me. Especially Fireteam Bravo 3 that was a good one and the community actually made their own gamemode called Snipe No Cross. That was good fun and if anyone disobeyed the rules they just got kicked out of the game. I hope this is as fun as Fireteam Bravo 3 with good multiplayer.

Supabul
Supabul

Yawn another TPS, give's us something new and exciting, I'd give it 7.5

sulaymanqazi
sulaymanqazi

theres a trailer on youtube right now! just type "unit 13 psvita"

EPaul
EPaul

Nice another launch title

AxMxH
AxMxH

seems intresting ! BUT Uncharted and Cook of Duty on Ps3 why getting this ( Sh*t compare to them ) bring new idea games ! not just a copy cat game play =.=

benboz
benboz

I can't wait for the Vita

SSJSasuke10
SSJSasuke10

Looks promising can't wait to see some gameplay.

theJBlounge
theJBlounge

I have a bad feeling this will be a hacked together game for the launch. But I'm still looking forward to the Vita, Feb 22!

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@pszone what do you mean socom 4 is awesome and there are allot of people that plays it and btw I have been play socom games since the first one was release and I loved them all expect for confrontation which was still fun to play once they fixed it but of course it wasn't made by zipper anyways I can't wait to play this game and all the other awesome games that is coming to the vita and damn there are going to be allot of good games for the vita at launch unlike the 3ds which still hasn't gotten a game on it that I want to play

I_am_in_despair
I_am_in_despair

I'm really glad that PS Vita have lots of available games on its launching day!!

4quarters
4quarters

sounds cool but, Zipper needs to work on their graphics seriously poor compared to many newer games...

pszone
pszone

well Zipper cant to learn there mistakes from last game ps3 so i guess could bring back real socom game know.

TroubleMaker411
TroubleMaker411

SOCOM on Vita? I'm good with that. I say, bring it on.

redskinStu
redskinStu

If it's no better than SOCOM 4, they might as well not bother.

cube-gage
cube-gage

The fireteam bravo games were awesome, I used to be on them all the time afew years ago, actually had way more fun playing online with those games than I ever had with cod or counter strike. Probably because it was a smaller community on the servers and I got to know quite afew people and I liked using the psp mic head piece.