Sony and Zipper Interactive have announced via the PlayStation Blog an official release date for SOCOM 4. The game will hit shelves on April 19, 2011 in North America. No date has been given for the European launch of the title.
There is also pre-order incentive for SOCOM 4 at Gamestop. Throwing down your hard earned duckets now will net you an exclusive multiplayer map called "Abandon." The map has been featured in previous SOCOM titles and is considered a fan-favorite.
Speaking of SOCOM 4 multiplayer, you can get early access to the multiplayer beta if you pick up a copy of Killzone 3 with specially marked packaging.
Sony has released a new trailer for SOCOM 4 highlighting the game’s multiplayer. Chiggity-check it.