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SOCOM 4 Bomb Squad Mode Detailed [Updated With Trailer]

[Updated with trailer at bottom of story]

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is Zipper Interactive's upcoming third-person tactical shooter that places you in the combat boots of an Ops Commander leading a 5-person squad on a mission across Southeast Asia. Aside from single-player, there are a number of team-focused multiplayer modes for up to 32 players. At a Sony event during GDC, the team announced the latest multiplayer mode that can be played on a variety of maps -- Bomb Squad.

In a 32-player game of Bomb Squad, one player will be randomly selected to perform the role of bomb diffuser technician who's responsible for diffusing three bombs labeled A, B, and C across a given multiplayer map. Because the technician is the obvious target for the opposing team protecting the bombs, he'll be equipped with additional armor, a bomb suit, and will also be the only character that will have a semi-automatic shotgun and handheld grenade launcher. Though powerful, the additional weight of extra equipment will cause the diffuser to travel slower than his teammates. As the technician makes his way to each bomb location and diffuses bombs by holding down the circle button until a gauge fills, it's up to his teammates to provide protection from harm during the 10 minutes that he has to diffuse them all. On the flipside, as the other team you're responsible for bringing down the technician at all costs.

SOCOM 4 is due out for release on April 19.

  • Sounds interesting. I still need to redeem my beta code I got for pre-ordering Killzone 3.
  • Sounds pretty interesting.  Can't wait to try it.

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    i like the concept, like killzone's assassination with a twist. i just hope foes don't have noob tubes

  • Pretty cool. Sounds like a mode I'd like to play. It's too bad I don't have a PS3. I loved SOCOM II and 3, despite all the hate it got.
  • Sigh 32 players? This is where SOCOM began to fail - when they tried to stray away from 16-player maps and made everything too big.

    Bomb squad sounds way too familiar to the Big Daddy multiplayer mechanics in Bioshock 2 also, albeit having an objective with it.

    It made sense in Bioshock but in a military shooter that generally revolved around dying in 1-2 shots? It's extremely odd.

    I was waiting a long time for this game, but looks like I've no reason to go out of my way buying it.
  • For a sec I though the headline said Socom 4 BOMBED(as in sales). lol :P
  • I like the idea, but I see problems in implemetation. All to easy to kill one person, especially when they need to go to three places back to back. One or two defuses could be tough, three seems impossible. This is if they don't respawn though.

  • 10 minutes to defuse a bomb? Geez..these matches will last forever!
  • great, i get to have eleventeen year old cover me while i stand out in the open and catch sniper fire to the dome, fml
  • The SOCOM fans must be up in arms, they were pissed about all the changes Zipper made but without demolition they probably gave up hope.
  • this game is awesome! i love the challenge, and bomb squad is like escort and demolition all in one! cant wait!! we all know that socom is the best military shooter! welcome back zipper!!
  • So is SOCOM 4 going to have an actual single player campaign or will it only be multiplayer like SOCOM Confrontation?

  • This sounds good, I dont feel that this gane is going to be that great becasue the way the the bodies movie look very robotics and it doesnt really have as much of flow to it that CoD and BBC have.

  • I've been waiting for this game for a while now...

  • Protect the VIP, team.

  • As far as console exclusive third-person shooters go, Gears of War 3 is going to be a lot better

  • As far as console exclusive third-person shooters go, Gears of War 3 is going to be a lot better

  • cool

  • I love the random selection

  • I am sure this game will be better than HomeFront