TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON™ 2 FOR XBOX LANDS ON RETAIL SHELVES
San Francisco, CA – November 16, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the
world’s largest video game publishers, announced today that Tom Clancy’s Ghost
Recon™ 2 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft is available this week
at retail outlets across the U.S. The long-anticipated sequel to the first,
legendary Ghost Recon, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox, developed by Red
Storm Entertainment, has been completely reworked to take advantage of the
latest Xbox technology and will once again establish a new standard for
addictive and immersive single- and multiplayer action.
With a realistic storyline set in the hostile terrain of North
Korea in 2011, a killer Lone Wolf single-player mode based on prototypical
soldier-of-the-future combat equipment currently being developed by the US
government, a full team of new Ghosts, a brand new over-the-shoulder camera
angle (in addition to the beloved first-person perspective), and incredible
graphics and technology, gamers will soon find themselves fully immersed in the
chaos of the war of tomorrow. Xbox™ Live fans will enjoy Xbox Live 3.0 features,
24 multiplayer maps, support for 16 players, 7 co-op modes and 10 adversarial
“Ghost Recon 2 will thrill gamers of all ranks, from hardened
soldiers to new recruits, as they are plunged full-force into high-tension,
near-future combat situations,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for
Ubisoft. “The Ghosts don’t play around, and neither do we – Ghost Recon 2
delivers all the hallmarks of a Clancy classic: realism, industry-leading
graphics, total immersion, insane action, attention to even the smallest details
and, of course, endless hours of multiplayer madness that will establish Ghost
Recon 2 as yet another Clancy powerhouse on Xbox Live. It’s the military shooter
to own this holiday.”
About Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox
Years of famine and neglect have brought devastation to the
North Korean population. As the government has funneled billions into military
spending, the country’s infrastructure and agricultural base have collapsed.
Faced with an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, the North Korean
government is pressured to open up to outside assistance, and to curb military
The North Korean military reacts violently to this new policy,
seeing their power peddled away by bureaucrats. They unite behind the
charismatic General Jung, who announces that the "traitors and capitalists" have
no right to barter away "the birthright of the North Korean people." Jung’s
forces quickly wipe out other splinter factions of the military and mobilize
North Korea’s vast army of reserves. Before long, Jung is the supreme authority
in North Korea. Faced with the spectre of what Jung might do with North Korea’s
nuclear arsenal, and fearful that this rogue military leader will embroil his
neighbors in a larger conflict, the regional powers demand that something be
While they remain carefully neutral, other nations – the US,
France, Britain, Germany and more – send an expeditionary force. Its mission is
simple: to devastate General Jung’s war machine before his ambition embroils the
entire region – and maybe the world – in a nuclear war.
• Exclusive game design for the Xbox: Storyline, level design,
and cinematic sequences will be unique to the Xbox. Developed by Red Storm
Entertainment, the Xbox version is built from the ground up for the Xbox to push
the system to its limits.
• Complete Immersion in the War of Tomorrow: Players will
utilize the most high-tech, advanced weapons and gadgets to defeat the smartest,
deadliest A.I. yet in this epic struggle. Intense battle sequences, countless
enemies, and a gritty story power the campaigns.
• New Graphic and Physics Technology: Real-life East Asian
environments are rendered in stunning detail. Plus, Ghost Recon 2 features
next-generation technology such as dynamic lighting, multi-texturing, and normal
mapping. The new Havok 2 physics engine also provides realistic effects for
destructible objects, moving vehicles, ragdoll physics and spectacular special
• Lead a Brand New Team of Special Forces: Interact with and
fight alongside new characters to the Ghost Recon world – each with his or her
own look, personality, and specialization. As the Ghost leader, control your
squad via voice commands and a new, one click interface.
• All-New Camera Angle Fully Immerses You in the War: Ghost
Recon 2 unveils a brand-new camera view to the Ghost Recon world. The OTS
(over-the-shoulder) view allows players to see their characters and weapons, and
watch them react to surrounding mortar, gunfire, and airstrikes. Players can
also communicate with teammates via hand signals to silently trap enemies.
• Wage War Online: In keeping with its tradition as a leader in
multiplayer and online gameplay, Ghost Recon 2 features up to 16 players online
in 10 intense adversarial modes and 4 players in 7 co-op modes.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox carries an “T” (Teen) rating
from the ESRB with a suggested retail price of $49.99.
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About Tom Clancy:
With over 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the
world’s most recognized author. His works include fiction such as The Hunt for
Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Red
Rabbit, and the recently released The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes
nonfiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books
have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
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