2K confirms Spec Ops: The Line for June release

Plus multiplayer pre-order goods detailed

2K Games has announced that sandy shooter Spec Ops: The Line will release in North America on June 26 and internationally on June 29.


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.

2K's confirmed fans who pre-order the game from participating retailers will receive in-game bonuses that "enhance the multiplayer experience".

The pre-order 'FUBAR' pack contains the following online multiplayer content:

  • Twice the amount of experience points will be awarded during the first week of play, enabling gamers to expedite character ranking;
  • The AK-47 weapon will unlock at rank one;
  • The "Officer Class" will unlock at rank one. This character class includes several team-based advantages, such as reducing damage to teammates and increasing the effectiveness of other classes;
  • Access to the "FUBAR Pack," which contains exclusive accessories allowing players to customize their characters with unique and visually distinctive items.

"Spec Ops: The Line is 2K Games' first foray into the military shooter genre," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "We've created a unique game that explores the dark realities of war and places players in difficult situations where the line between right and wrong becomes increasingly blurred as players fight to survive."

"We're delighted to officially announce the first details about the multiplayer in Spec Ops: The Line," said Denby Grace, senior producer at 2K Games. "In addition, people who pre-order the game are going to have an immediate advantage in the multiplayer mode."

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.