183w ago - The European Product Manager for SCEE, Richard Yap, along with Ed Byrne of Zipper Interactive have announced today a new trailer for SOCOM Special Forces for the PS3.
To quote: I'm pleased to reveal we have a new trailer for SOCOM Special Forces. As a treat we have a few words from Ed Byrne, Creative Director at Zipper Interactive
This is Ed Byrne at Zipper. I'm proud to announce that our first official gameplay trailer is now unleashed for your viewing pleasure.
After revolutionary group Naga swiftly takes over a Southeast Asian country, a lone group of Special Forces operators is all that remains to bring control to chaos. Led by a legendary NATO Operations Commander, they have just six days to unravel the elusive intentions of Naga's commanding General.
In the trailer you're going to see first hand the new features we're bringing to the SOCOM series, including destructible environments, dynamic cover and an all-new tactical AI system. Under all this you'll see the heart of SOCOM beating - a team of operators working together against unimaginable odds to get the job done.
We've revealed the main characters and their backgrounds in previous posts but now you get to see them in action; stay...
185w ago - Zipper Interactive Community Specialist Chris Roper has unveiled today that the SOCOM 4 PS3 soundtrack is composed by none other than Battlestar Galactica's Bear McCreary.
To quote: While the SOCOM franchise may be best known for its top-notch online multiplayer aspects, we think you'll be blown away with what's in store for you in SOCOM 4's single-player campaign.
We're pushing the franchise further than it's ever gone in terms of visuals, storytelling, presentation and, of course, action sequences that will leave your jaw on the floor, all while maintaining SOCOM's classic tactical focus.
With all that in mind, we wanted to round out the experience with a stellar soundtrack, one that would help define the franchise's next big release. We're very excited to announce that the score is being handled by none other than Bear McCreary, who is best known for his critically-acclaimed work on Battlestar Galactica.
No stranger to blending genres of music, Bear's work on the soundtrack is largely influenced by Asian instrumentation, which corresponds to the Southeast Asia setting of SOCOM 4. Making use of ethnic soloists and gamelan...
186w ago - Sony's Creative Director Ed Byrne has introduced the SOCOM 4 PlayStation 3 character squad today to fans, as follows:
Hey SOCOM fans. Back in March, we announced SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs and shed some light on the single-player campaign, storyline and central characters.
Today, we'd like to provide some intel on the key members of your squad...
Cullen Gray ("OpsCom") Force: NATO ISF
Leading the charge is Operations Commander, Cullen Gray. Born the son of a naval analyst and a civilian geologist, Cullen Gray's service record is the stuff of legends. While renowned for quickly and quietly resolving some of NATO's most tenuous situations, psychologically his profile is still something of a mystery.
Routine profiling shows that he is withdrawn and cynical, choosing to socialize little with colleagues and showing a distinct lack of empathy for those unwilling to comply with his directives.
Park Yoon-Hee ("Forty-Five") Force: South Korean 707th Special Missions Battalion
Park Yoon-Hee got her start in the Southern Korean 707th Special Mission Battalion. Within eighteen months she was attached to the 45th Special Forces Brigade after the Korean military relaxed restrictions for female...
189w ago - SCEE's European Product Manager Richard Yap via Zipper Interactive has unveiled the new Socom PS3 Operations Commander Cullen Gray today.
To quote: Following our first unveil for the new SOCOM, I've got some further intelligence to share with you from Zipper Interactive.
Please find the latest artwork and screenshots around the lead character in the game otherwise known as the Operations Commander (Ops Com)
So who is the Ops Com? Read the character biography below to find out what makes him the man he is today... Look forward to hearing any questions you may have.
Cullen Gray ("Ops Com") Force: NATO ISF
Born the son of a naval analyst and a civilian geologist, Cullen Gray was exposed to travel and the military way of life from his earliest years. After graduating from a military university with an outstanding record, he served active duty special forces before being identified by NATO as a candidate for the Limited Resources Deployment (LRD) program.
The LRD initiative was considered part of the New Warfare paradigm, which theorized that costly military operations could be significantly optimized by deployment of elite "troubleshooters" able to leverage only the resources at hand to resolve high-risk or remote...