SOCOM: Confrontation will include seven maps, clan support

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 31 March 2008 16:30 GMT

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SCEE’s officially announced SOCOM: Confrontation, the PS3 update to PlayStation’s in-house squad shooter. Here’s what you’re going to get when it releases later this year:

  • Intense online combat experience with up to 32 players delivered in High Definition
  • Seven highly detailed maps
  • New engine built for PS3 with advanced physics, lighting and ballistics including penetration modelling
  • Choice of playing as one of five special forces units: United States Navy SEALs, Special Air Service (SAS, United Kingdom), Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK, Germany), Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE, Spain), 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine (1er RPIMa, France)
  • Unrivalled Community Features with increased clan & ladder support
  • Tournaments available at the regional, national and global levels
  • Advanced player matching enable players to form teams with their friends and easily join an online game
  • Integration with SOCOM.com: Stat tracking, clan management tools, My SOCOM pages and more

Press release after the link. As you can see, there’s no release date, but Gamespress says “November” and we’re not going to argue with that.

SOCOM: Control the Confrontation
o SOCOM: Confrontation™ – exclusively online on PS3™
o Play online with up to 32 players and recruit the best (virtual) soldiers in the world
o Full characterisation of the world’s most elite fighting forces

London, March 28th 2008: – SOCOM: Confrontation™ brings the highly decorated SOCOM franchise to PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™). Focused exclusively on on-line play and powered by PLAYSTATION®Network, SOCOM: Confrontation delivers the contemporary combat experience that the SOCOM series is known for.

SOCOM: Confrontation allows players to freely associate, form teams and compete in up to 32 player battles and massive player tournaments. Customize your character and equip him from a selection of weapons. Recruit others, or be recruited, into an elite unit formed from free agents or friends you have served with before. Whether you are a Squad leader, or a soldier taking orders, everyone has a part to play. This is the chance for your team to confront the best soldiers the world has to offer and prove your superiority.

Featuring some of the most highly trained Special Forces regiments in the world, SOCOM: Confrontation is, like all true military scenarios, all about strategy and teamwork. Reward your troops not only when they are brave and fearless but when they use intelligence and work as a team. Trawl the world for the best soldiers to strengthen your team as you lead your men against other highly skilled outfits.

Country Name (abbreviation) Name in full
USA SEALs US Navy SEALs
UK SAS Special Air Service
France 1er RPIM 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine
Spain UOE Unidad de Operaciones Especiales
Germany KSK Kommando Spezialkräfte

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SOCOM Confrontation’s online offering on PLAYSTATION Network is supported by SOCOM.com – which allows you to manage your team online away from your PS3 – and will be backed by regular downloads from PLAYSTATION Network, including new Special Forces characters weapons and maps.

Competition is also a major factor in SOCOM Confrontation and many tournaments are available for you to show off your clan’s military knowledge and prowess. Choose from pre-set tournaments tailored to your schedule; these run on weekdays and weekends and are split on a regional and global basis.

Key features that make SOCOM Confrontation such a great online game include:

• Intense online combat experience with up to 32 players delivered in High Definition
• 7 highly detailed maps
• New engine built for PS3 with advanced physics, lighting and ballistics including penetration modelling
• Choice of playing as one of five special forces units: United States Navy SEALs, Special Air Service (SAS, United Kingdom), Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK, Germany), Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE, Spain), 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine (1er RPIMa, France)
• Unrivalled Community Features with increased clan & ladder support
• Tournaments available at the regional, national and global levels
• Advanced player matching enable players to form teams with their friends and easily join an online game
• Integration with SOCOM.com: Stat tracking, clan management tools, My SOCOM pages and more

This is a 21st Century game for the 21st Century online soldier. SOCOM Confrontation™ launches on PS3 and will be available on Blu-ray Disc and as a download from PLAYSTATION Network.

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