Sony and Zipper Interactive have unveiled the final multiplayer mode for SOCOM 4 and guess who got some hands-on time. Thats right, I did.
Bomb squad mode follows a tried and true formula made famous by Valves classic FPS, Counter Strike. One team has planted bombs and the other team must try to defuse them. Now, while SOCOM 4 and Counter Strike are clearly very different in terms of gameplay I found the experiences to be strikingly similar.
According to Playstation:
In Bomb Squad, Insurgents have planted a number of bombs around the map and the Spec Ops team must defuse them all before time runs out. What makes Bomb Squad special is that it features the unique Bomb Technician character, played by one member of the Spec Ops team, who is charged with defusing the explosives. He carries both an automatic shotgun and a mobile grenade launcher and is very heavily armored, making him a deadly force on his own; that said, the technician is still an open target any time he turns his back to defuse Insurgent bombs. Succeeding in Bomb Squad requires tactics, teamwork, patience and confidence to get the job done, all pillars of the overall SOCOM experience.