2K Games and Yager launched the playable demo of their upcoming third-person shooter Spec Ops: The Line yesterday on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
The game takes place in Dubai and this demo gives players a chance to play through two chapters that they will encounter early on in the game. The overarching story is that Colonel John Konrad and his squad are missing so Captain Walker - the player character - and his squad must go in and try to extract them if possible.
The Dubai setting lends itself to dynamic sandstorms that players will have to play through in both singleplayer and multiplayer, although they don't play too heavily into the demo. Walker is expertly voiced by the talented Nolan North, most famous for his role as Nathan Drake from Naughty Dog's Uncharted franchise or perhaps as Desmond Miles, the protagonist in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise. North's talents are only one aspect of the excellent sound design and music in Spec Ops: The Line.