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'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' Announced - First Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced the forthcoming release of the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder mission pack. In the tradition of its multi-award winning predecessor, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder is expected to blow PC gamers away with its gritty, realistic battlefield action, and is set for release November 2002. Tour of Duty: Cuba. Read more for features and the 3 first screens ...

Ghost Recon: Island Thunder was developed by Ubi Soft's Red Storm Entertainment, the studio that raised the standard for realism in games with the introduction of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six™ series. It is the latest addition to the Tom Clancy franchise, and joins three other highly anticipated new games released this winter: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon™ for Xbox™ and PlayStation 2™, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell™ for Xbox and PC and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield™.

Background Story:

Cuba, 2009: Castro is dead, and the first free elections in decades are thrown into turmoil by a drug-funded warlord. The Ghosts, an elite team of U.S. Army Green Berets, are sent to Cuba as part of a UN peacekeeping force to destroy the rebel forces and their mercenary leaders and secure the elections for a free Cuba.

Game Details:

  • 8 new single-player missions in an all-new campaign set across the island of Cuba.
  • 5 new dedicated multiplayer maps.
  • 12 new multiplayer weapons, including the M4 SOCOM rifle and the MM-1 automatic grenade launcher.
  • 2 new multiplayer game types.
  • New Cuban enemy vehicles, new allied vehicles and insertions by helicopter.
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