The new Ghost Recon: Future Soldier trailer wants you to fight dirty and kill with skill.
I'm a little confused here. The latest Ghost Recon: Future Soldier seems to be promoting the game as a sort of high-tech, low-profile exercise in infiltration, stealth and precision tactics. Yet unless my ears deceive me, it's narrated by none other than Grayson Hunt, the man best known for his noisy, booze-fueled slaughter sprees and inventing the word "dicktits." Is this really the kind of guy you want heading up your covert ops division?
Anyway, this new trailer is about what you'd expect from a game called Future Soldier, as high-tech good guys packing cloaking devices and magnetic imaging hardware lay the silent-but-deadly smackdown on a bunch of unlucky goons who can't afford all those toys. There's also an incoming missile rocketing majestically above gleaming highrises and of course the classic "didn't see it coming" neck-snapper.
It's pretty standard stuff as far as near-future military shooters go, although it does look mighty sexy. What puts it over the top for me is Mr. Hunt's warning that only chumps play by the rules. "When you're outnumbered, and the most advanced arsenal is at your disposal, fighting fair just isn't an option," he says. Alas, he does not follow that up with a threat to kill your dick, but I suppose Ubisoft has to draw the line somewhere.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is scheduled to come out on May for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The recently re-announced PC version does not yet have a release date.