Video: Unit 13 Now Available: PS Vita's First Social Shooter

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111w ago - Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper has announced today that Unit 13, PlayStation Vita's first Social Shooter, is now officially available!

To quote: Are you ready to prove that you have what it takes to run with the best of the best?

Everyone here at Zipper Interactive is happy to announce that Unit 13 is now available in North America, exclusively for PS Vita!

Designed specifically for Vita, Unit 13 puts a console-quality shooter experience in the palm of your hands by offering true dual analog stick controls, detailed graphics and always-on network connectivity.




 

Zipper's Unit 13 Set to Deploy as PlayStation Vita Launch Title

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126w ago - Zipper Interactive President Brian Soderberg has confirmed today that Unit 13 is set to deploy as a PlayStation Vita launch title with details below, as follows:

On behalf of the entire team at Zipper Interactive, I am proud to announce a new shooter, Unit 13, designed from the ground up for the new PlayStation Vita.

It's been very exciting developing a game for the first portable console with precision dual analog sticks, the perfect platform for a fast action, hard-hitting, third-person shooter like Unit 13. In addition, Vita's front and back touch interface provided a unique and fun way to interact quickly with in-the-world elements of the game.

Fast action, on-the-go gameplay was a key goal for the Unit 13 team. The game is designed for players to move quickly into the action, choosing from one of six Operatives with unique abilities to tackle 36 action-packed missions across nine unique locales. Missions come in a variety of sizes and difficulty.

Some are smaller bite-sized battles; others are longer, more challenging, multi-objective missions that are a good test for any skilled shooter fan. As you make your way through the variety of missions, you unlock the right to take on the tougher High Value Target (HVT) enemy battles. After completing an HVT mission, you can...
 

Zipper Welcomes SOCOM 4 PS3 Back, Free Maps and Weapons!

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150w ago - Zipper Interactive Senior Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has welcomed fans back to SOCOM 4 on the PS3 today and announced they are issuing free maps and weapons to PlayStation Plus users.

To quote: We're very happy today to announce that SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is now offering free maps and weapons to all PS Plus users!

You might remember that we gave away the classic SOCOM map "Abandoned" and a couple of exclusive shotguns as an incentive to pre-order the game through GameStop. All PlayStation Plus users can now download "Abandoned" and the shotguns free for the next month!

For those of you without Plus yet, don't worry-your time will come shortly. Recall the blog announcement a couple weeks back announcing that, as a token of appreciation, the PlayStation Network will be giving all users 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership, coming soon. After a month of PlayStation Plus availability, "Abandoned" and the shotguns will continue to be available for SOCOM Pro members.

But that's not all. When we announced SOCOM Pro shortly before SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs hit stores, we promised that we'd be delivering the oft-requested M16 and AK-47 shortly after release. We're happy today to not only say that they're almost here, but that they're being...
 

Video: Zipper Announces SOCOM 4 Deploys on PS3 This Week

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157w ago - Zipper Interactive Senior Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced today that SOCOM 4 officially deploys on PS3 this week!

To quote: On behalf of everyone at Zipper Interactive, we're pleased to announce that SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs available for purchase in North America starting today!

Expect to see it released in other territories all over the world throughout the remainder of the week.

In the SOCOM 4 solo campaign, players will guide the Operations Commander and his combined squad of U.S. Navy SEALs and Korean Special Forces across 14 missions set in war-torn Southeast Asia and a country on the verge of civil war.

But SOCOM 4 doesn't stop there - fans can also expect exciting competitive multiplayer with all-new maps, original gametypes and numerous modes of play in addition to user-defined custom cooperative campaigns that change every time you play them!





Check out our launch trailer above to see what we're talking about.

Outside of the game itself, we're also offering fans a number of other goodies to celebrate SOCOM 4's release. Log on to PlayStation Home, for example, and you can find up to five unique (and free!) SOCOM 4 shirts for your Home Avatar, as well as a special...
 

Zipper Unveils SOCOM Pro: Special Game Types & New Weapons

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157w ago - Zipper Interactive Senior Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has unveiled SOCOM Pro today, which includes special game types and new weapons.

To quote: We've been keeping a secret here at Zipper Interactive - a hush-hush special bonus that players who purchase new copies of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs are entitled to the moment they first play the game.

We call it "SOCOM Pro," and you'll first see mention of it when you open a brand new copy of SOCOM 4 on the back of the instruction manual. On that SOCOM Pro call-out, you'll find a redemption code for use on the PlayStation Network that gets you... well, it gets you a whole bunch of super-cool things, really.

SOCOM Pro shows its benefits immediately on launch day, April 19, as any player who purchases a new copy of SOCOM 4 receives exclusive access to all "Pro" Custom Game queues. Not only will these queues be ranked, but they'll also be updated regularly over the entire lifespan of SOCOM 4 - so it'll be the gift that keeps on giving for quite some time.

Moreover, the first set of "Pro" Custom Game types will be the same fantastic rule sets that our diligent fans tested during our SOCOM 4 beta period. If you missed them in the beta, here's what they are now:
 







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