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Two New Ghost Recons Coming To The Wii And PSP In November

Man, Tom really gets around.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 won't be the only two platforms Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon will grace in the near future. Two separate entrants in the simulation shooter franchise are coming to the Wii and PSP this November, months before Future Soldier hits next-generation consoles. 

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator (or Ghost Recon Sri Lanka Jungle Adventure, as I'm imagining it could also be called) is the PSP game. Taking place in Sri Lanka, its story will revolve around a team of Ghosts helping prep the area for a US invasion. But as a war with Pakistan appears to be in the not-so-distant future, you'll find that the US has been targeting the wrong bad dudes all along. Uh oh.
 
The first images from Predator are right below. Notice the RC car.  
 


 
Ubisoft says that Predator will feature an "exclusive tactical experience," giving you options between using stealth or open firepower in battle. In typical GR fashion, you'll also get access to a variety of war-time gadgets such as drones and be able to play the campaign with a couple of friends via ad-hoc.  
 
The Wii game, simply called Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon like the original title from 2001, takes place in Moscow. Two Ghosts, Hibbard and Booth, will be the movers and shakers in a title that seems to be wholly focused around pushing past hostiles on the way to a "target." 
 


 
As you might have guessed, the game will have a prominent co-op component, but there's a catch: it's two third-person players per screen, implying that the second player will have a more auxiliary role as opposed to an active one. It's also possible, judging from the trailer below and the fact that Ubisoft threw out the word "casual" when describing the game, that it's entirely on-rails. What is confirmed, at least, is that GR will feature 12 missions and a leaderboard-oriented Arcade mode.   
  
  
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Posted by BradNicholson

The Xbox 360 and PS3 won't be the only two platforms Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon will grace in the near future. Two separate entrants in the simulation shooter franchise are coming to the Wii and PSP this November, months before Future Soldier hits next-generation consoles. 

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator (or Ghost Recon Sri Lanka Jungle Adventure, as I'm imagining it could also be called) is the PSP game. Taking place in Sri Lanka, its story will revolve around a team of Ghosts helping prep the area for a US invasion. But as a war with Pakistan appears to be in the not-so-distant future, you'll find that the US has been targeting the wrong bad dudes all along. Uh oh.
 
The first images from Predator are right below. Notice the RC car.  
 


 
Ubisoft says that Predator will feature an "exclusive tactical experience," giving you options between using stealth or open firepower in battle. In typical GR fashion, you'll also get access to a variety of war-time gadgets such as drones and be able to play the campaign with a couple of friends via ad-hoc.  
 
The Wii game, simply called Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon like the original title from 2001, takes place in Moscow. Two Ghosts, Hibbard and Booth, will be the movers and shakers in a title that seems to be wholly focused around pushing past hostiles on the way to a "target." 
 


 
As you might have guessed, the game will have a prominent co-op component, but there's a catch: it's two third-person players per screen, implying that the second player will have a more auxiliary role as opposed to an active one. It's also possible, judging from the trailer below and the fact that Ubisoft threw out the word "casual" when describing the game, that it's entirely on-rails. What is confirmed, at least, is that GR will feature 12 missions and a leaderboard-oriented Arcade mode.   
  
  
Edited by Crono11

Never been much of a Ghost Recon guy myself.

Posted by StevieQ

This is an interesting angle for the series I guess

Posted by blazerx9x

woot?

Posted by bunnyboiler

PSP graphics look better than the Wii version?

Posted by RisingRaiden

LOL The graphics on the PSP game are better than the Wii game XD XD 
Wii fails

Posted by twelve1784

The Wii graphics, while nothing to write home about, are definitely better than the PSP graphics.  It would be funny, for sure, if it were the other way around but it just is not the case.

Posted by SumDeus

That fucking car...

Posted by AndrewB

Neva' know what hit 'em.

Posted by MisterMouse

man i can only take some many on rails games.

Edited by Claude

Why do developers keep doing on rails shooters for the Wii? Resident Evil 4 was a remake and had the best controls I've ever put my hands on for a third person game. Gah!

Posted by Vao

Not totally against rail shooters (House of the Dead Overkill is one of my fav wii games) But i don't see why they keep trying making down graded franchise games like this on the Wii, when the target audience would probably be more interested in the real game coming out, guess the Tweet demographic still buys stuff like this. 

Posted by slint

Really hoping this works out.  Like the look of it, just  not sure if they'll pull it off.

Posted by TAYREL713

Not bad, not awesome, but not terrible either.

Posted by osuzoo08

might be cool on the PSP will have to check it out when it comes out

Posted by JonathanMoore

... I don't get the need, but whatever.

Posted by HunterArmada

i have always wanted to play this on my wii!! 
 
(not really)

Posted by Caltrop

Big fan of the Ghost Recon series. Looks great!

Posted by Eribuster

Ugh. What the hell are they doing with the Wii version. I'd figure the Red Steel engines would be some sort of start for a nice shooter on the Wii, but I guess Ubi Soft has other ideas.

Posted by SkinnyJeansWearingGamer


Posted by Emilio
@Claude said:
" Why do developers keep doing on rails shooters for the Wii? Resident Evil 4 was a remake and had the best controls I've ever put my hands on for a third person game. Gah! "  
Well, my good boy, if you must know its because of this: 
 
Edited by Hyper_Bunny_Meow

I will be really interested to see what they do with the PSP version as some handheld GR could be very cool for the long slow winter nights in my job.
Posted by Faint

coming out on 2 useless consoles for this game series?

Posted by CookieMonster

Why the hell would anyone want to invade sri lanka? They havn't done anything to anyone. And then why would they go to war with Pakistan?

Posted by SubwayD

Gosh. The biggest insult is that the naff looking Wii game shares the same title with the totally awesome original PC games.  
 
From intense, rock hard team based strategy to... futuristic on rails shooter. Ehhh?

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Posted by Nicky92

GRAW2 is better than the wii version by far. And this looks boring, its just cover and shoot co op style with the two guys stuck together at every wall.

Posted by lordbazuco

This reminds me of time crisis. 

Posted by c1337us

I might check out the PSP version if it reviews alright.

Posted by Maxynator

The voice acting sounds terrible

Posted by Hangnail

PSP version looks pretty good. Also, its possible for the developers to employ multiplayer in the PSP version of a game but not the Wii version...?

Posted by snaptroll

"Hey, I think I want to play some Ghost recon on my Wii" 
"Why?"
"I like it."
"Ok."
"It's Good man c'mon!"
"Yeah."