Ubisoft drops new details on the latest game in their modern warfare franchise, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, with a reminder that every copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction will come packed with an invite to this summer's multiplayer beta.
Splinter Cell: Conviction launches tomorrow in North America, and as promised, players who pick up a copy will score an invite to this summer's multiplayer beta of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, giving them a chance to try out the online portion of the game in advance of its fall release date.
The latest iteration of the series will feature soldiers wearing powered exoskeletons, allowing them to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder than ever before. The focus is definitely future tech, though close-quarters combat will be a major feature of the new title as well, giving players a combination of devastating ranged weapons and combat drones, while still maintaining the ability to shove a combat knife through an enemy's throat at close range.
The game will feature a full single-player and cooperative multiplayer storyline, in which the player takes on the role of a new Ghost named Kozack, the U.S. military's answer to a coup that unseats the Russian president. A complex order system will allow the player to control his teammates, utilizing their special high-tech abilities as the need arises.
It sounds like Ubisoft is gearing up to take on Modern Warfare in a big way.
"The Ghost Recon franchise set the standard for the next-generation gaming experience," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "With Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Ubisoft is amplifying the core values of the series – the sophisticated technology, weaponry, graphics, story and online gameplay – with the production values of a Hollywood blockbuster to deliver a stunning package that will make players truly feel like the elite soldier of tomorrow."
Will they succeed? We'll find out this summer, when Ubisoft delivers the first taste of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's multiplayer to the masses.