Put SOCOM: Special Forces in your sights with a selection of features that you'll be able to enjoy in the PS3 tactical shooter.
1. Hollywood glamour
SOCOM: Special Forces on PlayStation 3 drops you in a hotbed of movie style action which is sure to test your tactics and startle your senses. In the single player mode you control a five-man squad across 14 missions. Objectives range from having to take down a designated target, to defending a location from waves of oncoming enemies. There are also four stealth missions where your covert skills are put to the test.
Hollywood camera techniques have been used for the in-game cinematics of SOCOM: Special Forces, ramping up the sense of tension and drama as the story progresses. Think you can take the heat?
2. Experience an epic soundtrack
You may have heard of smash hit TV series Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead TV... now hear this - Bear McCreary, the man behind their evocative music has also composed SOCOM: Special Forces' cinematic soundtrack, setting the tone for this dramatic blend of tactics and warfare.
Download the soundtrack from PlayStation Store late April 2011 and experience 19 atmospheric tracks that mix exotic Asian instruments with a Western orchestra.
3. Enjoy incredible stereoscopic 3D
Feel part of the action with intense stereoscopic 3D compatibility which will transport you right into the cinematic heart of SOCOM: Special Forces. It's a senses shattering experience that enhances every moment of the game.
If you have a compatible stereoscopic 3D TV you're in for a treat of tactical shooting like you've never experienced before - and it's only on PlayStation 3.
4. Blast through the competition with PlayStation Move
If you're an expert assassin with the wireless controller, it's time to step up your game. SOCOM: Special Forces supports the PlayStation Move motion controller, which adds even more precision and accuracy to your arsenal.
Simply attach a PlayStation Eye camera and PS Move, and use a wireless controller or a PlayStation Move navigation controller to move your characters, while the motion controller is used precision aiming.
5. Lock and load with the PlayStation Move sharp shooter
Take your SOCOM experience even further by slotting your motion controller and navigation controller into the PlayStation Move sharp shooter. With three firing modes, two digital triggers, a reload button and a pump-action barrel, you have the ultimate weapon in your hands for destroying the Naga - and anyone who crosses you during the 32 player online multiplayer action.
Suitable for left or right handed players, you can grab a PlayStation Move sharp shooter, take command of the field with authority and hit every single target, every single time.
6. Walk the walk
If you want to try your thousand yard stare against others, SOCOM: Special Forces supports up to 32 players online. Four main modes are your path to victory: Suppression, Last Defence, Uplink and Bomb Squad. Playable across nine maps, each mode demands a different set of skills, from escorting a valuable bomb defusing squad member in Bomb Squad, to finding valuable enemy intelligence in Uplink.
7. Friends to the end
Fancy teaming up with friends instead of taking them on? SOCOM: Special Forces allows up to five people to bring down the Naga in a series of special missions which pit your best strategies against dynamic computer-controlled intelligence.
With six varied maps which feature a range of randomised scenarios to keep you on your toes, you'll be jumping into wild firefights, setting up ambushes and performing breathtaking takedowns - closely followed by victory dances with your brothers and sisters in arms.
8. Talk the talk
Tactics and trash talk will be another weapon in your arsenal if you own a Wireless Headset. Bringing you even closer to the on-screen action, the Wireless Headset lets you hear your comrades on the field, while allowing you to verbally relay your every move so you're all in sync to bring down the enemy.
When everyone's taunts are flying as fast as the bullets, make sure your voice doesn't get lost in the barrage.
9. A truly international game
SOCOM: Special Forces includes a rather special feature: depending on the region you're playing, the single player mode will dynamically change two of your five-man squad to represent the special forces from your locale.
So if you're playing in the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea or the USA, expect some familiar accents as you play.
10. It's your game
Zipper Interactive, the team behind SOCOM: Special Forces, will be keeping the community close to its chest, even after the game is released on 22 April 2010. The most popular options selected during custom ranked multiplayer games will influence the creation of custom game variations. So the more you play, the more custom game options will be tailored to reflect this.
Think you're ready? Then arm yourself for the action of SOCOM: Special Forces now, and discuss strategies with other fans over at community.eu.playstation.com.