Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for PlayStation 2 will be a completely different game from the Xbox version, and the first title in the Tom Clancy franchise built exclusively from the ground up for PlayStation 2. Ubisoft's Shanghai studio (creators of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell for PlayStation 2) is developing the PlayStation 2 game, while its Red Storm Entertainment development studio continues to focus on the Xbox and PC versions. Ghost Recon 2 for PlayStation 2 occurs four years before – and acts as a prequel to – the Xbox version. The game will be built on the Unreal engine (as opposed to the proprietary Ghost Recon engine used by Red Storm Entertainment) and will also use Havok physics, a rarity in PlayStation 2 games. Ghost Recon 2 for PlayStation 2 will also feature completely unique special effects, cinematic sequences, supporting characters, and online modes.
"Ghost Recon benefits from some of the most committed fans in the industry. We're grateful for that and we're showing them some love by developing two different games for Xbox and PlayStation 2 this holiday season," said Florence Alibert, marketing director for Ubisoft EMEA. "Whatever the platform, Ghost Recon 2 will immerse gamer in the chaos of modern war, whether in single player or in multiplayer. Where the original Ghost Recon's featured award-winning multiplayer levels, its sequel will be second to none."
Both console versions of Ghost Recon 2 are set in North Korea – the PlayStation 2 version in the year 2007, and the Xbox version in the year 2011 – and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large-scale conflicts will be fought in the near future. Ghost Recon 2 will continue the tradition of intensity and realism associated with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy brand, with an emotionally charged storyline, a completely redesigned graphics engine and the most intuitive gameplay to date, to fully immerse gamers into the chaos of a high tech war. The game will offer white-knuckle tension and explosive action as it puts players in command of an elite squad of U.S. Special Forces. In addition, the top-notch multiplayer action that gamers expect from Ubisoft will once again place Ghost Recon 2 at the top of online console and PC gaming and will make Ghost Recon 2 a must-have for all online gaming fans.
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