It took a long, long time for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to release after multiple delays and when it finally did in 2012 it felt a tad too late to its own party. Its successor however, first unveiled by Ubisoft last year at E3 2015, seems right on track and perfectly timed with the types of shooters dominating the market.
Embracing a complete open-world for the first time in the franchise, the biggest open world to ever be used in an Ubisoft action-adventure game, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands fills its Bolivian setting with dynamic environments end events, and a variety of of objectives, missions, and terrain types. Most importantly, and something the series hasn't quite been able to do until now, Wildlands brings with it a meaningful story and hopefully memorable characters.
That comes through in the new Ghost Recon Wildlands "We Are Ghosts" gameplay trailer which can best be described as an awesome-sauce sizzle reel of action and four-player mayhem. Yes, like the previous games before it, Wildlands is specifically designed with 4-player co-op play in mind, an essential part of the Ghost Recon DNA but this time, gameplay moves fully into third-person. There are also vehicle, choices, and far more customization to be had as players aim to bring their own kind of war to the front steps of the Santa Blanca drug cartel in a modern-day setting (the last few games were set in the near future).
Bolivia is the setting of the latest Ghost Recon series entry, and while an open-world style of mission design is something the early games of Ghost Recon series always embraced Wildlands is set in one giant complete open environment where players are free to do as they chose. From the trailer teases and information drops from Ubisoft so far players can expect key mechanics from the like of Far Cry (attack from anywhere style complete open-world, vehicles, stealth) and The Division (progression, loot, and gear customization).
Fans of Ghost Recon Wildlands can now pre-order the following editions:
- Standard Edition available for $59.99 – Take down the cartel, become a ghost and explore Bolivia. A few years from now, Bolivia has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. As a Ghost, you must stop the cartel by any means necessary. Create and fully customize yourGhost, weapons, and gear. Lead your team and take down the cartel, either solo or with up to three friends.
- Deluxe Edition available for $79.99 – Includes the Standard Edition and the digital Deluxe Pack which includes: the Huntsman rifle and motorbike, three emblems, three weapon camo, three character customization items and a XP booster. The physical version of the deluxe edition will also include two extra physical items: an in-game map of Bolivia and the original soundtrack of the game.
- Gold Edition available for $99.99 – Includes the Deluxe pack and Seasons Pass content, giving players access to two major expansions as well as exclusive digital content featuring equipment packs, an exclusive vehicle and epic weapons.
- Collector’s Edition Standard available for $119.99, Deluxe available for $129.99 and Gold available for $159.99 – Includes the edition of your choice with a Santa Muerte figurine and collectible posters designed by Ken Taylor.
Fans who pre-order the game will also receive a bonus mission, “The Peruvian Connection.” Players will embark on a perilous mission among the high mountains of Bolivia to break the alliance between Santa Blanca and the Peruvian Cartels.
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A larger unveiling and more details about the game will be unveiled next month at E3 2016 along with an official release date. Does the new take on Ghost Recon catch your interest?
Launched in 2001 with critical acclaim from fans of the Tom Clancy’s world, the Ghost Recon franchise has since convinced 25 million players thanks to breakthrough releases and has become the best-selling Tom Clancy’s brand on the last generation of consoles and PC. Tom Clancy’sGhost Recon Wildlands brings the franchise to the next level with an episode designed from the ground up for a new generation, featuring a massive and visually stunning open world, playable for the first time online in four-player co-op.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is expected to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this December.
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