Specs Ops: The Line News

Spec Ops: The Line gets free co-op DLC

Double the soldiers equals double the death toll.

Hallucinogenic psychological war allegory Spec Ops: The Line now has an additional co-op mode across all platforms, publisher 2K Games has announced.

Resident Evil, Uncharted headline bumper EU PlayStation Store update

This week's European PlayStation Store update is jam-packed with classic PlayStation 3 games, alongside a sprinkling of tarted-up HD classics to boot.

BioShock (11.99), Ridge Racer 7: 3D License Version (14.99) plus Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Among Thieves (14.99 each) all arrive to download.

New to PlayStation 3 is the previously Wii-exclusive Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection (16.99, or 11.99 each for Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles). These co-operative on-rails shooters retell the story of the early Resident Evil games, with slices of new story added in for good measure.

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Free Spec Ops: The Line co-op DLC announced

Free Spec Ops: The Line co-op downloadable content launches in August, 2K Games has announced.

It features objective-based cooperative multiplayer scenarios set in the area used for the single-player campaign prior to Captain Walker and his squad's arrival.

Four missions are included, each with unique objectives, environments and playable characters. You have to fight waves of enemies and, of course, blinding sandstorms, to complete objectives. 2K said the DLC emphasises teamwork, and players will have to use a variety of weapons and explosives.

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The secret of Nolan North's success

The ubiquitous voice actor on avoiding over-exposure in Spec Ops: The Line.

While Nolan North is arguably most famous for lending his voice to Uncharted hero Nathan Drake, his gaming CV now includes well over a 100 titles.

Spec Ops: The Line release date announced

Spec Ops: The Line release date announced

Pre-order for an "immediate advantage" in multiplayer.

Dubai third-person shooter Spec Ops: The Line launches in the US on 26th June and everywhere else on 29th June, 2K Games has announced.

Those release dates apply to all three versions of the Yager-developed game: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Pre-order and you get in-game bonuses for use in multiplayer, which 2K senior producer Denby Grace said provide an "immediate advantage".

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2K narrows XCOM, Spec Ops release dates

2K narrows XCOM, Spec Ops release dates

Both before April 2012.

The 2K Australia revamp of XCOM will be released sometime between April 2011 and the end of March 2012, Take-Two's money report has spewed.

Does that mean an early 2012 launch?

If XCOM was coming this autumn, why wouldn't 2K have said? The Darkness II has a confirmed autumn 2011 date and that game was only announced yesterday.

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Spec Ops: The Line beta invites out

Spec Ops: The Line beta invites out

For "small number" of Xbox 360 owners.

2K Games has sent Spec Ops: The Line beta invites to "a small number of applicants" on Xbox 360.

Joystiq confirmed this with the publisher, which added: "We'll be adding more people into the private beta in the coming weeks."

We're trying to find out about a PC and PS3 beta now.

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2K officially unveils Spec Ops: The Line

2K officially unveils Spec Ops: The Line

Sandy third-person shooter from Yager.

2K has officially unveiled Spec Ops: The Line for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

German developer Yager is at the controls (and not 2K Boston as previously rumoured), and is producing a third-person shooter about a US special forces unit entering a post-disaster Dubai in search of a rogue US officer.

In the launch trailer, the player is needled by this rogue chap's voiceover, which suggests he's gone a bit Apocalypse Now in the process.

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