Sony announced today that it was bringing the SOCOM franchise to the PS3 with SOCOM: Confrontation. The game is focused exclusively on on-line play and powered by PlayStation Network.

Key features include: up to 32 player multiplayer, 7 highly detailed maps and community features with increased clan & ladder support. The game will be available on Blu-ray Disc and as a download from PSN. There are also plans for DLC including new weapons, characters and maps.

Press Release:

London, March 28th 2008: - SOCOM: Confrontation™ brings the highly decorated SOCOM franchise to PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™). Focused exclusively on on-line play and powered by PLAYSTATION¬®Network, SOCOM: Confrontation delivers the contemporary combat experience that the SOCOM series is known for.

SOCOM: Confrontation allows players to freely associate, form teams and compete in up to 32 player battles and massive player tournaments. Customize your character and equip him from a selection of weapons. Recruit others, or be recruited, into an elite unit formed from free agents or friends you have served with before. Whether you are a Squad leader, or a soldier taking orders, everyone has a part to play. This is the chance for your team to confront the best soldiers the world has to offer and prove your superiority.

SOCOM Confrontation's online offering on PLAYSTATION Network is supported by - which allows you to manage your team online away from your PS3 - and will be backed by regular downloads from PLAYSTATION Network, including new Special Forces characters weapons and maps.

Competition is also a major factor in SOCOM Confrontation and many tournaments are available for you to show off your clan's military knowledge and prowess. Choose from pre-set tournaments tailored to your schedule; these run on weekdays and weekends and are split on a regional and global basis.

Key features that make SOCOM Confrontation such a great online game include:

• Intense online combat experience with up to 32 players delivered in High Definition
• 7 highly detailed maps
• New engine built for PS3 with advanced physics, lighting and ballistics including penetration modelling
• Choice of playing as one of five special forces units: United States Navy SEALs, Special Air Service (SAS, United Kingdom), Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK, Germany), Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE, Spain), 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine (1er RPIMa, France)
• Unrivalled Community Features with increased clan & ladder support
• Tournaments available at the regional, national and global levels
• Advanced player matching enable players to form teams with their friends and easily join an online game
• Integration with Stat tracking, clan management tools, My SOCOM pages and more

This is a 21st Century game for the 21st Century online soldier. SOCOM Confrontation™ launches on PS3 and will be available on Blu-ray Disc and as a download from PLAYSTATION Network.

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