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SOCOM 4 Ships Out April 19th, New Multiplayer Video

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

Everyone here at Zipper Interactive is pleased to announce that the wait will soon be over! As our headline says, SOCOM 4 is scheduled to hit stores in North America in just a few months on April 19th.

Earlier this week at the Zipper headquarters in Redmond, WA, we invited the media and 18 SOCOM community members to check out the latest version of our game. Not only did they get an update on the progress of our single-player campaign, they were also treated to an extensive look at several of our multiplayer modes, which, as any SOCOM fan will tell you, is absolutely the game’s bread and butter.

Early next week, we’ll have another update on the PlayStation and SOCOM blogs to let you know what members of the community thought about their visit to Redmond and their hands-on time with SOCOM 4. In the meantime, we’d love for you to check out our “Not For Self” multiplayer trailer by clicking on the video above.

Also, for you veteran SOCOM fans out there, head on over to GameStop.com and bring back classic SOCOM memories with another new trailer, this one for the GameStop pre-order exclusive “Abandoned” Map!

The good news is that this is just the beginning of an upcoming flood of SOCOM goodness. As we count down the days and weeks to April 19, you can expect plenty of news, details and media to get you hyped up for what we think is the best SOCOM game yet. Enjoy the ride!

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Shadowtroop3 said:

January 27th, 5:03 pm

Yes, Finally

JLP_M said:

January 27th, 5:04 pm

Sony, this year is gonna be awesome…glad I got a PS3 in 2007

Mattsta001 said:

January 27th, 5:05 pm

Will it have 4 player co-op? Not played SOCOM before and kind of interested having enjoyed Zipper’s MAG but I’m looking for a co-op experience to play through with friends.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 5:32 pm

    No, we have 5-player co-op mode!

    We’ll be going into that a later date, though

Mosh_Pit said:

January 27th, 5:06 pm

Me wants.

Demolitio said:

January 27th, 5:09 pm

Sweet Jesus am I excited. Nice trailer and I’m loving the character models.

I’m assuming we choose our camo online based on some of the mismatched character I saw or are they default skins we choose?

Thanks for the info and trailer. It’s been a long time coming. :)

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 5:34 pm

    We have skins you choose rather than overly-detailed character customization. We wanted our characters to have more of an identity when you select them.

poweredbyzen said:

January 27th, 5:10 pm

SOCOM Beta for MAG Beta testers?! :D

FearMonkey said:

January 27th, 5:10 pm

Great news. Thanks Jeremy. :)

LightAce said:

January 27th, 5:11 pm

Only 2 days after my birthday, nice!

MONEYISME said:

January 27th, 5:12 pm

The game play seems totally awesome. But graphics. Whoa there! Hopefully the graphics will be much improved upon release. Hopefully.

Weshzu said:

January 27th, 5:14 pm

awesome news co-op campaign i’m sold

mountain_duwe said:

January 27th, 5:14 pm

I really had high hopes for this one, Zipper…but as of right now, I’ll just have to say thanks for ripping the soul out of the series to cater to the ADD Call of Duty generation of gamers. Cover system, airstrikes and SMG’s as secondary weapons? FAIL.

vcotson said:

January 27th, 5:14 pm

@6 yes do mag beta testers get it also or how about plus members? :D Please Jman PLEASE! HAHAH :D

MattyInkwell said:

January 27th, 5:14 pm

I know what i’m doing the day after….. playing it of course!

ATOMS11 said:

January 27th, 5:14 pm

It sure is a great time to be a gamer!

footballrule said:

January 27th, 5:15 pm

So this release is acually final, right? It was supposed to release 2010 Fall. Just trying to make sure. Also, will there be any other ways of getting into the SOCOM Beta without buying Killzone 3?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 5:35 pm

    Yep, it’s final. April 19

bcfc545 said:

January 27th, 5:17 pm

gonna be one hell of a year for gaming

BigDady420 said:

January 27th, 5:17 pm

It was an ok trailer but seriously they could have done a better job with the music, just want feeling it there

NotoriousGamer said:

January 27th, 5:17 pm

Isnt this a bit too close to Killzone 3? Just over a month between the two. Sales not a concern I think.

-Killzone 3 Home public game space plz.

Butters360 said:

January 27th, 5:17 pm

Can we please have some snippets from Bear McCreary’s soundtrack or at least a blog post by him?

footballrule said:

January 27th, 5:18 pm

The boxart is absolutely beautiful btw!

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 7:56 pm

    Thanks, we like it too. :)

CL_KANOS said:

January 27th, 5:18 pm

Awesome! Cant wait to get in on the action. Confrontation was sort of a let down and not really like the originals but i will definitely be picking this one up. Any update on a co op campaign??

I3rand0 said:

January 27th, 5:20 pm

I haven’t trusted Zipper since the debacle that was Socom 3. This series has gone from the greatness that was Socom 2 to the irrelevance that is Confrontation. Buyer beware++.

NOtheDOG said:

January 27th, 5:20 pm

nice

footballrule said:

January 27th, 5:21 pm

Please consider a PS Home SOCOM 4 Public Space! RIght now Home has 2 SOCOM spaces for Confrontation, and another for SOCOM 4 would complete the set!

ShredinSlash said:

January 27th, 5:21 pm

I love the SOCOM series, makes you think in game, whether your a team player or a lone wolf. if only Call of Duty could learn from that, maybe i’d bother to play it a month after launch. Can’t wait for the BETA from Killzone 3, keep up the great work Sony, Zipper, and Guerrilla.
Also, can we see a Fireteam Bravo 4 for NGP? That’d be sweet

antihero-Mike said:

January 27th, 5:25 pm

i already bought 4 ps3 games so far. DC universe online, mass effect 2, littlebigplanet 2, and dead space 2.

Next up Killzone 3 and Socom 4.

My wallet :(

Lara-Croft said:

January 27th, 5:25 pm

Nice, hope there will be no lag issues like the first one. Looks like this will be the year to be broke with games and PSP2 for sure we will be broke.LOL

Avalanche said:

January 27th, 5:26 pm

this isnt the Socom we grew up with :-(

TinFTF said:

January 27th, 5:27 pm

Looks like a better version of MAG lol. Might hafta trade it in for that seeing as MAG has just been collecting dust

radiantshadow92 said:

January 27th, 5:28 pm

@26

the first one wasn’t made by zipper.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 7:59 pm

    We did make the first SOCOM on PS2

    Unless the reference is to the first PS3 SOCOM title, Confrontation. In that case, you are correct, Confrontation was developed by the folks at Slant Six.

mrpaulryan said:

January 27th, 5:29 pm

How is this “Actual in-game multiplayer footage”? It’s just a bunch of cut scenes.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 5:37 pm

    No, that’s all in-game footage. We just had the free-fly cam on. Nothing there is a cutscene.

    I think the fact that you think that they are cutscenes is a good sign, though.

mountain_duwe said:

January 27th, 5:31 pm

this is an absolute JOKE. congratulations on completely tearing the soul out of this series to cater to the ADD Call of Duty/Gears of War generation of multiplayer gamers. this series has become an absolute disaster.

Avalanche said:

January 27th, 5:33 pm

@29 yes it was

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

January 27th, 5:41 pm

Is the Co-op online AND offline? If so, that’s doing it right and deserving of a sale, unlike another big named PS3 exclusive shooter that’s coming out in February.

x-former said:

January 27th, 5:42 pm

@32 if by “the first one” you mean socom 1 on PS2, then yes, it was made by zipper.

If you mean Socom Confrontation, then no, it was made by slant 6.

Anyway, this looks really good! Thanks for the update and holy crap…5 player co-op!!!! Is that for campaign or separate mode all together?

D-Roca said:

January 27th, 5:43 pm

Can’t wait…

DJ_DTM said:

January 27th, 5:44 pm

I will never do anoter zipper game ever, Socom 4? seriously??? like MAG didn’t steal enough of my time money and trust!!
GET REAL! get BFBC2.

Arcadian_Rebel said:

January 27th, 5:46 pm

Looking good. Not sure if I will be able to make room for this one, though. :/

AddisonW said:

January 27th, 5:47 pm

Makes that garbage kiddie arcade Call of Duty junk look like a Wii game.

Day 1.

D-Roca said:

January 27th, 5:49 pm

@Jeremy Dunham

Will there be Custom Ranked Rooms? This is the one feature I really love about the Socom games… 2v2 Snipers only. 8v8 Shotgun only etc…

Will there destructible environments and health regen online?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 5:58 pm

    We have user-suggested custom playlists.

    In other words, we’ll have a number of different ways to allow custom ranked rooms to be created. We could look at data by non-ranked custom rooms that anyone can make, notice trends and then create a custom ranked room based on those trends.

    Or we could do something as simple as hold a poll on our website or here on the PS Blog and let you guys create on

    Or we could create rooms based on a theme or season

    There’s any number of ways that the custom ranked rooms would exist. We don’t want individual rooms to be ranked, though, because we don’t want any one individual stacking the deck in their favor just to try and get higher on the chain.

InsanityBleeds said:

January 27th, 5:49 pm

Check out this link for more details about Socom 4
http://www.gamesonsmash.com/2011/01/27/socom-4-multiplayer-preview-and-details/

Arcadian_Rebel said:

January 27th, 5:49 pm

If it feels “MAG-ified” I will definitely purchase this!

MattyInkwell said:

January 27th, 5:49 pm

Why so much hate for confrontation!!! It wasn’t socom 2 and people got pissed cause of that? Yea, it was jacked up for the first few months with taking forever to load and stuff but it is still better than the COD series. People still play it so what’s that say

MafiaBrett said:

January 27th, 5:49 pm

Zipper, will you be talking about how clan system will work?
Thats one of the main things im going to be looking forward to.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 5:59 pm

    We are supporting clans and supporting clan challenges. Some of the previews you see today/ this week may cover them in more detail.

KwietStorm said:

January 27th, 5:49 pm

You wanted your characters to have an identity rather than overly detailed customizations? But that’s how WE give ourselves an identity as gamers online..

MattyInkwell said:

January 27th, 5:50 pm

@37 why are you here?

Ajajadude said:

January 27th, 5:50 pm

Oh. Hell. Yes.

I’m sick and tired of the same ol’ same you get with games like Call of Duty. My worry is I’m going to be so used to running and gunning that it’s going to take me a long time to hone my Socom skills.

Tribulation__ said:

January 27th, 5:52 pm

I’m in love with the gameplay. But its a shame that we cannont make custom characters. It makes the game sooo much more immersive for gamers in my opinion. Being able to spot out your friends on the battlefield instead of having to take time to highlight them with your crosshairs to have their name pop up to see if its them. It just tedious and not as fun. Dont get me wrong this looked great though, i cant wait. Any word of when the beta starts?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    January 27th, 8:01 pm

    We haven’t made any announcements as to when the beta will start yet. But obviously it will be sometime after Killzone 3 releases — so at least you know it won’t be in the next few weeks. :)

Deadly-Survivor said:

January 27th, 5:53 pm

now put the beta on the playstation plus part so people like us dont waste money on nothing lol. i hate kill-zone i hope you put it on the psn for the weekend or day so i can download it or buy it . If not the plus crap is coming off .i hate when u dont get nothing on that crap.

Deadly-Survivor said:

January 27th, 5:53 pm

now put the beta on the playstation plus part so people like us dont waste money on nothing lol. i hate kill-zone i hope you put it on the psn for the weekend or day so i can download it or buy it . If not the plus crap is coming off .i hate when u dont get nothing on that crap. hehe so please do so

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