‘SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals’ Release Date on April 19; Now Available for Pre-Order
Control the battlefield as the fearless Operations Commander or take aim in an all new 32-person multiplayer using PlayStation Move and the sharp shooter. The sharp shooter’s authentic design and precision ensure an engaging gameplay experience, so you can immerse yourself in the action with the most intuitive controls on the PlayStation 3 system.
Pre-order sales for Sony Corp.’s SOCOM 4 for the Playstation 3 held in the top three this week at GameStop Corp.’s online division amid strong demand for the sequel.
Playing SOCOM 4 with the Move and Navigation controller locked inside of the Sharp Shooter (SS) is like playing a Wii shooting game on steroids. The game’s super sensitive, so there really is no need to make full sweeping body movements to adjust the field of view. Nifty features like charging the SS forward to perform weapon melee attacks, pumping the SS to reload, calling a squad over to follow a command with a button press, and accessible action buttons located on the side of the SS for things like doing a crouch make it more than a gimmick. The SS is not some funky piece of plastic that you just snap a Move into and aim – it’s a peripheral that’s designed with hardcore gamers in mind to play hardcore shooting games.
For Sony, the future of shooting games appears to ride on the SS. From the looks of things, games that support Move will only get better with more development time. With SOCOM 4 being the second game to take advantage of the Move and SS, we can’t imagine what Resistance 3 will do with the tech. Sony’s selling the SOCOM 4 combo bundle which includes a Move and Navigation Controller, PS Eye, copy of SOCOM 4 and the SS for $150 on April 19. Source