Pre-ordered games will receive free upgrade to Premium Edition
containing FUBAR Pack
2K Games announced today that Spec Ops: The Line will be
available for purchase in North America on June 26, 2012 for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game will be available
internationally on June 29, 2012. In addition, fans who pre-order the
title from participating retailers will receive rewarding in-game
bonuses that enhance the multiplayer experience.
2K Games' Spec Ops: The Line coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on June 26, 2012
Developed by YAGER, Spec Ops: The Line's single-player
narrative unfolds within the destroyed opulence of Dubai. Once the
playground for the world's wealthiest elite, Dubai has fallen victim to
a series of cataclysmic sandstorms. Playing as Captain Martin Walker,
gamers will travel through beautiful and tragic environments in this
gripping third-person shooter in the midst of unspeakable situations. Spec
Ops: The Line will bring a riveting narrative to the military
shooter genre, as players fight through Dubai to search for Colonel John
Konrad and his missing battalion, The Damned 33rd.
"Spec Ops: The Line is 2K Games' first foray into the
military shooter genre," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.
"We've created a unique game that explores the dark realities of war and
places players in difficult situations where the line between right and
wrong becomes increasingly blurred as players fight to survive."
In addition to the single-player campaign, Spec Ops: The Line
features an expansive, class-based multiplayer experience. The
multiplayer mode features squad-based games that take place in the
visually stunning environments of a sandstorm ravaged Dubai. As an added
incentive, players who pre-order the game from participating retailers
will receive a free upgrade to the Premium Edition, containing the
following online multiplayer content:
Twice the amount of experience points will be awarded during the first
week of play, enabling gamers to expedite character ranking;
The AK-47 weapon will unlock at rank one;
The "Officer Class" will unlock at rank one. This character class
includes several team-based advantages, such as reducing damage to
teammates and increasing the effectiveness of other classes;
Access to the "FUBAR Pack," which contains exclusive accessories
allowing players to customize their characters with unique and
visually distinctive items.
"We're delighted to officially announce the first details about the
multiplayer in Spec Ops: The Line," said Denby Grace,
senior producer at 2K Games. "In addition, people who pre-order the game
are going to have an immediate advantage in the multiplayer mode."
Spec Ops: The Line is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For
more information, please visit www.specopstheline.com.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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Founded in Berlin in 1999, YAGER is one of Germany's most renowned
independent game developers, specializing in ambitious action titles.
YAGER has been working in partnership with 2K Games on what's expected
to be the next great shooter franchise from the company that brought you
the award-winning BioShock. YAGER is a true multinational studio, having
attracted veteran developers from more than a dozen different countries,
whose past work includes leading roles in franchises such as F.E.A.R.
and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. For more information about YAGER please
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