A semi-obliterated Dubai certainly makes for an original video game backdrop.

The game's now due out in Spring 2012, and will put you in control of a US Delta Force soldier named Captain Walker. The desert setting's still in place, dropping you amidst a sandstorm in Dubai with the intention of saving the "damned" 33rd squad of the US infantry.

According to publisher 2K, the game's narrative will "move players beyond the simple conflicts of good-versus-bad".

“With all of its grandeur and opulence, Dubai provides the perfect backdrop to play out Spec Ops: The Line’s deep and complex narrative. This bold endeavor harnesses 2K’s pedigree of creating fascinating stories, settings and worlds to create an aggressive narrative and environment that you won’t find in other games on the market,” said 2K's Christoph Hartmann.

“Wartime narratives evoke emotion like few things else in our culture. Players will fight through this hostile environment in Spec Ops: The Line, creating a raw and unique video game experience.”

You can catch the game's re-reveal trailer after the jump. There's definitely potential in the setting.