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Spec Ops: The Line resurrected with impressive trailer

Elusive 2K shooter to focus on horror - New impressions

Missing in action 2K shooter, Spec Ops: The Line has returned from its wander in the desert, and a new, impressive trailer's been released showcasing a fresh direction for the game.

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First announced in 2009 and described as "a provocative and gripping third-person modern military shooter," the Yager-developed title's now turned up looking very much like a horror game.

CVG foot soldier Nick Cowen took an updated look at The Line - you can read all of his thoughts in our Spec Ops: The Line preview - and described it as "garish, grisly and disturbing," adding that the shooter "looks set to carve out a rather dark niche in an overcrowded field."

The game was originally supposed to arrive this year, as last year's Spec Ops: The Line E3 trailer shows, but it's now on track for release in Spring 2012.

Watch the new trailer below. Is it just us, or is there a whiff of Resident Evil about this? (Presuming the GI's have horrific tentacle monsters in their heads, of course).

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"With all of its grandeur and opulence, Dubai provides the perfect backdrop to play out Spec Ops: The Line's deep and complex narrative. This bold endeavor harnesses 2K's pedigree of creating fascinating stories, settings and worlds to create an aggressive narrative and environment that you won't find in other games on the market," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.

"Wartime narratives evoke emotion like few things else in our culture. Players will fight through this hostile environment in Spec Ops: The Line,creating a raw and unique video game experience."

See more details and screenshots in our Spec Ops: The Line preview.