Last week Game Rant had the opportunity to jump into the cooperative multiplayer gameplay options of the upcoming Tom Clancy title, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. We had previously tested out the campaign in single-player, but this time, we got to toy with the gadgets and weapons of the future while synchronizing our kill shots with player-controlled teammates.
Want to know who else enjoyed campaign co-op? The guys over at Mega 64.
To showcase the four player campaign co-op of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Ubisoft let the Mega 64 crew get crafty and crude in this hilarious, uncensored gameplay trailer. Cover your ears if you don’t like profanity:
This type of commentary mirrors some of our own Game Rant Game Nights quite accurately when playing Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3, etc.
All jokes aside, the trailer does well to illustrate the team mechanics of Future Soldier, from helicopter gunners covering players on the ground and synchronized takedowns to covering players as they sneak up for the melee kill, and use of a drone to tag enemies.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features a full story campaign that can be played with up to four players either online or system link (one player per system). It also features a horde-style co-op mode called ‘Guerrilla’ designed for local co-op which again allows four players to work together (2-player splitscreen and system link supported). While we’ve not seen it yet or know of the details, Future Soldier will also ship with competitive multiplayer.
The biggest changes that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is bringing to the series, outside of taking place further into the future, are the move from first-person shooter to third-person action, and the innovative Gunsmith feature which allows for complete and restriction-less customization and augmentation of weapons, allowing for (literally) millions of gun combinations. This feature supports Kinect integration so players can break apart and change components with their hands Minority Report-style while also using voice to call out specific optimizations (i.e. close combat, random, etc.)
Has Ubisoft sold you on the co-op offerings of the long-awaited Ghost Recon title?
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier releases May 22, 2012 in North America, and May 24, 2012 in Europe, for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A PC version will follow at a later date.
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