Following the details on Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 from this morning
official press release announcing the game
, saying "the next installment in
the popular squad-based action franchise, is currently in development for the
Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
system and Windows® PC. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is being
developed by the award-winning teams that created the original Tom Clancy's
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter(TM) in Ubisoft's Paris and Red Storm Studios.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is scheduled for worldwide
release in Spring 2007." A GRAW2 teaser trailer can be found on
(the full trailer is promised in a week), and here's the portion of the announcement describing the
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 builds off of the
events in the first game and places gamers in control of the U.S. military's
elite fighting unit, the Ghosts. In the year 2014, the rising conflict between
Mexican loyalists and insurgent rebel forces has thrown Mexico into full-scale
civil war. Under the command of Captain Scott Mitchell, the Ghosts are called
upon to face an imminent threat to the United States. The fate of two countries
now lies in the hands of the Ghosts as they fend off an attack on U.S. soil.
Equipped with the most cutting-edge weaponry and technology, the Ghosts must
battle on both sides of the border to neutralize the escalating rebel threat.
• Groundbreaking Visual Experience: The war zone in Tom Clancy's Ghost
Recon Advanced Warfighter comes to life as you navigate through trash-strewn
streets and pick off enemies from behind bomb-scarred structures. The
cutting-edge physics and particle systems will show you some of the most
intense and realistic explosions, smoke, and environment destruction ever
seen in a video game. Dynamic lighting and shadows will morph as real-time
day/night cycles and a constantly changing weather system require you to
adjust to the changing conditions on the fly. All-New Battlegrounds: For the
first time ever, the Ghosts will defend U.S. soil from a cross-border
attack, taking the fight to all-new locations. The Ghosts will battle
enemies in mountain terrains, barren deserts and even on their home turf in
El Paso, Texas. Each environment presents its own benefits and challenges
and will call for fresh tactical approaches.
• Vastly Improved Artificial Intelligence (AI): Watch your back as rebels
send their own team members to flank your position or gain vantage points by
utilizing vertical gameplay to pick you off from the rooftops above.
Improved squad-mate AI will now feed you more of the information you need
with descriptive commands like "enemy spotted behind red truck ahead."
• Improved Cross-Com: The revolutionary new Cross-Com 2.0 will give the
player more information than ever before. You will be able to see what your
friendly forces see in the top left display and the click of a button will
expand that to full-screen view for a clearer and more precise picture. This
will give you a more comprehensive view of the entire battlefield. The new
Full Command View will allow unprecedented precision in developing and
issuing tactical plans on the battlefield.
• Expanded Support: Command lethal air strikes with jet fighters, gain
mobile cover for otherwise impassable situations and replenish armaments on
the battlefield using an unmanned artillery MULE. Players can now heal their
team on the battlefield, including squad leader Scott Mitchell, with an
all-new Medic class of soldier.