Up until now, 2k Games and Yager Entertainment have done their best to show us how they're showing the horrors of war in Spec Ops: The Line. Since the game also has a multiplayer component, now they're in the somewhat awkward position of having to convince everyone that it's also kind of fun. A new trailer highlights the game's two multiplayer factions, the Damned and the Exiled, and how they can use sand to their advantage.

The Line is set in a sandstorm-ravaged Dubai. The so-called Damned are soldiers who are standing behind Col. John Konrad, who was ordered to evacuate the city. The Exiles are former soldiers who have rebelled against his orders. As you can see in the trailer below, both factions can upgrade their abilities and use sand to overwhelm their enemies. Players will be able to unleash avalanches and waves of the gritty stuff to dominate multiplayer matches.

Spec Ops: The Line is set to release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on June 26.