There's A New SOCOM Game Coming. It Looks Gorgeous. And It's By Zipper Interactive.

A pretty amazing announcement considering MAG is just a few weeks old. The game, which has been confirmed to be SOCOM 4, is the "surprise Sony" title we've been debating for the past few days.

The story of the latest game, as revealed on the Playstation Blog is as follows:
"In South East Asia, a revolutionary army has seized control of a country bordering one of the world’s most vital waterways; threatening to disrupt he global economy.

Your mission is to step into the well-worn boots of the Ops Com, a NATO Operations Commander of an elite, five-man squad. You must venture deep into inhospitable jungles, city streets and crumbling urban ruins to engage an army of rebel fighters and discover their plans. Although you’re vastly outnumbered, you’re armed with the latest weaponry and your men are second to none – but do you possess the stealth, speed and tactical thinking to lead them to victory? Time is not on your side: you have just six days to complete your mission. To emerge victorious, you must lead from the front, maintain control of the situation and fight with sheer intensity."</blockquote>

Aswell as a new single-player campaign, the new title will also feature all the staples of traditional SOCOM titles, with a full-on 32-player multiplayer mode developed for the PS3 from the "ground up".

The game's going to get its first trailer tonight on GTTV. Apparently it's already looking fantastic.

There's more through here.