Sony announces SOCOM 4

Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony’s just announced SOCOM 4 for PlayStation 3.

This is the “Surprise Sony sequel” that was originally promised for GameTrailers TV tomorrow morning.

Original series developer Zipper is doing it.

The story takes place in South East Asia, where “a revolutionary army has seized control of a country bordering one of the world’s most vital waterways; threatening to disrupt he global economy,” according to the EU PS Blog.

“Your mission is to step into the well-worn boots of the Ops Com, a NATO Operations Commander of an elite, five-man squad. You must venture deep into inhospitable jungles, city streets and crumbling urban ruins to engage an army of rebel fighters and discover their plans.

“Although you’re vastly outnumbered, you’re armed with the latest weaponry and your men are second to none – but do you possess the stealth, speed and tactical thinking to lead them to victory? Time is not on your side: you have just six days to complete your mission. To emerge victorious, you must lead from the front, maintain control of the situation and fight with sheer intensity.”

The game will also feature 32-man online multiplayer. The first teaser trailer will be go live tomorrow on GTTV.

There are more details and shots over at IGN.

No date yet.