NEWS - Friday, March 17, 2006


Ghost Recon Hailed As Best Tactical Shooter Ever

SAN FRANCISCO – March 7, 2006 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ has shipped to retail stores for Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is the next installment in the critically acclaimed, squad-based military shooter franchise, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen and an MSRP of $59.99 for Xbox 360 and $49.99 for Xbox. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version will ship in late March 2006. The PC version will be arriving in May 2006. “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter will set a new benchmark for what is possible in graphic quality, content and intense multiplayer action,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. “Already, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is among the highest-rated games released on any next-generation platform and is being hailed as the killer app for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. This is the game that Xbox 360 owners have been waiting for.” “[Tom Clancy’s] Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is not only the best tactical shooter I have ever played, it is one of the most immersive and exciting shooters ever.” -- Game Informer Magazine, April 2006 “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter should prove to be Xbox Live’s killer app on Xbox 360 for months to come…" -- Official Xbox Magazine, April 2006 “Warfighter is by far the best Ghost Recon game in the series and a hands-down must-buy shooter for the 360.” -- Electronic Gaming Monthly, April 2006 About Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter: The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts. In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS) evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. The IWS program has been developed to meet these new threats head on. Now, it can be tested on the battlefield. Following an insurgence in the heart of Mexico City, the U.S. Army’s most elite Special Forces team is deployed to the center of the conflict to regain control of the city. Greatly outnumbered but fully equipped with the IWS, this elite team is the first and last line of defense on the battlefield. They are the “quiet” professionals. They are the Ghosts. Key Features: Next-generation gaming technology: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is built from the ground up for next-generation consoles, taking full advantage of powerful technology with amazing textures, lighting and particle effects, multi-windowing, and state-of-the-art physics. Current generations will be built using top technology that pushes those systems to their limits. Become the soldier of the future: Gain access to the future of military technology. Using a fully integrated combat system with cutting-edge weapons and revolutionary communication systems (see below), gamers will embody the soldier of the future. Based on actual U.S. Army research, the Ghosts give gamers a realistic view of how war will be fought in the next decade. Revolutionary feature: Use the revolutionary Cross-Com, a communication device powered by satellite technology. Attached to the soldier’s monocle, the Cross-Com provides full situational awareness and command of the battlefield. Command the Ghost squad and remote allied forces and drones, and direct artillery and air strikes. See what the squad sees and receive visual and auditory intelligence from allied forces and unmanned drones. Stunning urban environment: One city, multiple locations. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter takes place entirely in Mexico City, one of the world’s largest cities. A stunning, meticulously detailed universe will provide complete immersion in the urban war of the future. Top-notch multiplayer experience: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter returns to deliver industry-leading multiplayer and cooperative gameplay for one of the hottest online franchises with a host of exciting new features. Ubisoft set the benchmark for online play with the launch of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon in 2001. Today, Ghost Recon has become one of the best experiences on Xbox and the Xbox Live online gaming service and has sold more than nine million units worldwide. For more information on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, please visit www.ghostrecon.com. © 2006 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, the Soldier Icon, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Online play requires internet connection and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) (each sold separately). The Online icon is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. About Tom Clancy: With more than 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, Without Remorse and 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.
Source: http://www.ubi.com/US/News/

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