SOCOM 4: New Multiplayer Screenshots, Details and Preview

By Tina Chubb - Jan 29, 2011

Information on the upcoming SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs game – which will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 – appears to be coming in thick and fast at the moment. Just yesterday we brought you news on the official US release date and the recently revealed multiplayer trailer.

Now it appears that Sony Computer Entertainment America has just released even more details for Zipper Interactive’s third-person tactical shooter, including multiplayer screenshots and the official box art. As Shui Ta at examiner.com reports, the SOCOM 4 game comes with PlayStation Move support.

The single player campaign mode features 14 robust missions for gamers to battle their way through, as well as an active armory that allows them to scavenge and modify their enemies’ weapons. The game also features international forces, meaning your character’s nationality can change depending on your region.

If you like the sound of the single-player campaign mode, then you’ll probably like the sound of the multiplayer mode even more. SOCOM 4’s multiplayer mode features team-based game modes that allow up to 32 players, and various different maps including rural farmland, city slums and coastal vistas.

As players progress through their online career, they are rewarded with items such as un-lockable weapons, new medals and bonus characters. Steven Artlip from the platformnation.com website spent a little hands-on time with SOCOM 4’s multiplayer mode recently, and provided a few details.

According to Steven, the upcoming game has more of an arcade type of feel to it compared to previous titles in the SOCOM series. One of his pet peeves was the way he was able to throw a grenade about thirty or forty feet with ease, which as he notes is hard to do in reality.

You can read Steven’s full preview via the platformnation.com link above.

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