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SOCOM 4 on its way this April – Get your Motion Control Gear ready

socom_4Studio Zipper Interactive will release the next installment of the SOCOM franchise for PlayStation 3 on April 19.

Developers broke the news on SOCOM 4 through the official PlayStation blog.

The tactical military shooter places players as the head of an elite squad battling in a south Asian country. New to the series will be a Command Mode, allowing players to issue orders by using the thumbstick.

SOCOM 4 will also feature 32-person online multiplayer matches. Take a closer look in this video from Zipper.

Players who want to tackle SOCOM 4 early can gain access to a multiplayer beta testing session by buying a copy of Killzone 3, out next month.