Windsor, UK – May 8, 2012 - 2K Games today announced that a free playable* demo of the highly anticipated third-person military shooter, Spec Ops ®: The Line , is now available for gamers who are Gold members on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The demo will become available for all Xbox LIVE members on May 15, 2012.
Players that download the demo will be introduced to the brutal action and combat of Spec Ops: The Line . The single-player narrative unfolds within Dubai after a series of cataclysmic sandstorms cut the city off from the rest of the world. Playing as Captain Martin Walker, gamers add to the city’s destruction by engaging in action-packed firefights as they search for Colonel John Konrad and his missing battalion, The Damned 33 rd. In search of answers and survivors, players who experience the demo will tear through portions of two early chapters of Spec Ops: The Line .
The squad-based action in Spec Ops: The Line is highlighted by an intelligent squad command system that allows players to tactfully take out insurgents as they advance into the heart of Dubai. Gamers will blast their way through sandstorms with a variety of weapons and explosives, even using sand as a weapon to strategically bury enemies in their path. Combining intense action with a riveting narrative and the unique setting of a sandstorm ravaged Dubai, Spec Ops: The Line is unlike any other military shooter.
In addition to the single-player campaign, Spec Ops: The Line features an expansive, class-based multiplayer experience that is fun for both casual and hard core gamers. The multiplayer mode features squad-based games in visually stunning and unique environments where players are encouraged to use their sand-filled surroundings to thwart their enemies; however, the environment can quickly turn from advantageous to treacherous with the onset of sandstorms – which impact visibility, team communication and weapon handling.
Developed by YAGER, Spec Ops: The Line will be available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PS3™ and PC on June 26, 2012, and internationally on June 29, 2012.
Spec Ops: The Line is rated BBFC 18. For a complete Spec Ops: The Line experience, including the latest news, downloads, information and more please visit www.specopstheline.com. Check out Spec Ops: The Line on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/specops.
*Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network and Internet connection required to access demo.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
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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 visit www.yager.de.
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