'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' Featurettes: Animation & 'Believe in Ghosts'

Ghost Recon Future Soldier Cover Animation Believe in Ghosts Videos

The wait for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is unfortunately a long one. Three more months until players can assume control of perhaps the most elite military squad in all of fictional military branches (Team Rainbow is more of a counter terrorism group, not a military branch). To make the wait a little less hurtful, Ubisoft is releasing all kinds of promotional videos to showcase gameplay and explain more of the Ghost squad's backstory.

Ubisoft's certainly sparing no expense when it comes to promoting Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The first singleplayer gameplay trailer that launched earlier in the month illustrates the way Ghosts approach war, through both subterfuge and force majeure. For a more personal touch, read our game preview for even more details that might not have been evident yet.

Perhaps one of the more interesting things about Future Soldier is how the game is promoting "cheating" in war. As we all know, there's no such thing as a "fair fight" when it comes to conventional warfare. And who better to hear about the art of war than former Navy SEAL, Richard "Mack" Machowicz? In the video below, Mack starts a three-part series describing different real-life scenarios where America's finest succeeded in some high profile missions.

There's a twist though, how would similar missions have gone if performed by Ghosts?


Next up is a video describing the kind of detail and work that went into creating the animations that will be seen in Future Soldier. Over 2,000 animations have been created for ONE character to ensure that the player will move in the distinct way highly trained operators move in the real world. Interestingly enough, the cover-to-cover moving system that worked so well in Splinter Cell: Conviction will be seeing an appearance in Future Soldier, albeit in a slightly different way. Future Soldier distinctly looks and feels different than previous Ghost Recon iterations, adding a lot more emphasis on creating a much more solid shooter experience than previously seen.


Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will also be implementing Kinect integration - which is detailed and illustrated in this trailer, showing off the Gunsmith feature. Future Soldier looks like it's going to be one of the bigger games of the year and Ubisoft hasn't even begun to show off what kind of multiplayer components the title will have. Judging how popular the older Ghost Recon multiplayer was, Future Soldier can only up the ante and we are very much looking forward to it.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier releases on May 22, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.


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