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Video Game Awards 2009: Spec Ops – The Line Unveiled For 360, PS3 and PC

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The resurrection of a forgotten franchise took place at the Video Game Awards this past weekend, as 2K games unveiled the teaser trailer of Spec Ops: The Line for 360, PS3 and PC platforms.

Developed by German outfit Yager, Spec Ops: The Line is a third person shooter set in a sand storm ruined Dubai, whereby the player assumes the role of a member of a US Special Forces unit, sent in to retrieve a rogue operative after the sandstorm disaster has taken place.

Impressions from the trailer seems to suggest a cover and shoot gameplay mechanic not totally dissimilar to a number of other titles.

Where the title appears to innovate however is in the use of the environment; specifically the huge amount of sand that can be played with as the sand will shift and move to cover people, objects and buildings depending on where explosions are made as well as other factors, such as additional sandstorms and so on.

Combined with a narrative by the bonkers rogue operative in question that seeks to ape Apocalypse Now somewhat, Spec Ops at the very least has piqued my interest in a year that will surely find itself saturated by titles of similar ilk.

No specific release date has been announced at this point.

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Written by bitsnark

December 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

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