New Shooter, Spec Ops: The Line

I don't know about you guys but, I had no idea that that 2K was coming out with a new Spec Ops game until I actually saw the game demo at E3. The new game is titled Spec Ops: The Line which has been officially dated to be released on the 26th of June, 2012.

The main story takes place in the carcass of the once flourishing Dubai, now just a shell of its formal glory due to massive sandstorms that left it in tatters. The lead character is going to be Captain Walker whose mission is to rescue John Konrad, a well-respected Colonel of the US Army.

John Konrad and his team went MIA during their last mission which was to help any remaining civilians escape Dubai. Well much to Walker's surprise he finds Konrad was very much alive but, completely insane. The delusional Colonel now considers the ruins of Dubai his home. So your rescue mission quickly changes to a mission to survive Konrad and his armed forces.

The game is like any other standard 3rd person shooter but, the graphics do look great thanks to the modified Unreal engine. The interesting thing about the game is the involvement of the environment. Sandstorms can hit at any point forcing you to change your tactics.

Additionally you can alter the environment to your benefit, for example in one part of the game you destroy the glass windows in a room full of hostiles which causes sand to pile into the room killing the enemies. This method however kills the civilians too whom you could have saved by taking out the enemies head on. The game will be filled with such situations where you have to make decision on what is you believe is more morally correct.

Well the developers mentioned they intend to make this game "the most provocative shooter" we have ever played. It will be interesting to see how they intend to use these moral decisions and how deep these decisions will be intertwined within the core game.

We will keep you posted as more news arrives about the squad based gameplay and other details. Till then enjoy the game demo tagged below and keep an eye out for a following article on the multiplayer aspect of Spec Ops: The line.

Game Demo:

Based off what we've seen in the demo you can count on our Adjustable Rapid Fire being compatible. Check out all of our modded controllers.

Blog Written by Shahriar Azad