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Ghost Recon: Wildlands reappears from the shadows with new gameplay trailer

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Ghost Recon Wildlands reappears with new gamepaly trailer

At E3 last year, Ubisoft managed to do something that I really didn’t think was possible. Ubisoft revealed Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and sudden;y the franchise that has been synonymous with the Tom Clancy name was suddenly interesting again. Don’t get me wrong, those Advanced Warfighter games were entertaining and all. But Ghost Recon was lacking the gritty, tactical warfare that I loved so much back in the day, and Wildlands was bringing that back in a big way.

Although, not in the traditional sort of reboot way, but a more evolved state. Back at E3 last year I was treated to a behind closed doors demonstration of the game, which should off all the intricate behaviours Ghost Recon would now be baking into its world. Instead of one troop, you’re able to buddy up and tackle the game with a team of four players, poking and prodding the sandbox world you’re flung into to see how it reacts. Wildlands is about dynamism, and it certainly looked promising nearly a year ago.

The demo showed off just how differently you could approach objectives. If a cartel was too well defended at their safe house, a small disruption in a nearby village could distract a few security forces to make the job easier. Or maybe two teammates could completely dummy the target, and chase him right into the sights of a sniper on the otherwise of the map in a high-speed chase. Wildlands is bringing not only tactics but creativity to the forefront of it’s design, and it’s about time we learnt more about it.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands has reemerged nearly a full year after Ubisoft showed it off, and it’s like it never missed a beat.

There’s a large emphasis on the camaraderie of the four man Ghost Unit this time around, but also a keen focus on just what being a Ghost means. These are men above the ranks of soldiers, plunged into the harshest environments for months on end for missions that could never end. The idea of the unit over the individual is stressed in the trailer, but also ideals of preparation, execution and above all else, survival.

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Wildlands Creative Director Eric Couzian says that there is nothing more important to the game than communicating these pillars of the Ghost unit.

“Ghosts are survivors and hunters, they can blend in all sorts of environments, leaving no trace except in the heads of their terrified enemies. We want players to feel this power.”

Here’s a gallery of screens captured from the trailer.

Along with the new trailer, Ubisoft has revealed three different editions of Wildlands that will be available for pre-order from today. The three in ascending order of included goodies are The Deluxe Edition, The Gold Edition and what Ubisoft is naming the Calavera Collector’s Case.

Deluxe Edition

Contains the Standard Game as well as these additional in-game items:

  • The Huntsman rifle and motorbike
  • 3 emblems, 3 weapon camo
  • 3 character customization items and a XP booster

Available at digital and retail, with retail editions also including a map of Bolivia and the original soundtrack

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Gold Edition

Contains all the content from the Deluxe pack, but features the Wildlands Season Pass. This pass will grant access to two planned expansion packs releasing sometime after launch, as well as additional in-game items periodically released during the same time

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Calavera Collector’s Case

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A UPlay Shop exclusive, the Calavera Collector’s pack comes with all the equipment to operate as a Ghost plunged deep dive into Bolivia to take down the vicious Santa Blanca cartel. It also includes a Santa Blanca Cartel Skull, an in-game map of Bolivia, the original soundtrack of the game, a Bolivian carrying pouch and 3 post-cards of Bolivia. This along with the Gold edition of the game mentioned above.

There’s no exact release date for Ghost Recon: Wildlands just yet, but this sudden reappearance just on the eve of E3 makes me suspect we’ll be getting a much closer look at the title in the weeks to come. This is just one of Ubisoft’s big titles for the year, but it’s certainly one to keep a close eye on.

Last Updated: May 26, 2016

34 Comments

  1. That collector’s edition headset looks about as comfortable as wearing two bricks on your head strapped on with gaffer tape.

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 27, 2016 at 05:49

      Offentic…

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  2. Brian

    May 26, 2016 at 18:27

    “UPlay Shop exclusive” Oh Ubisoft….

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 27, 2016 at 07:36

      XD

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  3. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    May 27, 2016 at 05:50

    The announcement of this caught everyone by surprise,strangely looking forward to this though…

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 27, 2016 at 07:37

    Hopefully it has more of…well everything than The Division

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    • Pariah

      May 27, 2016 at 08:00

      SO more always online? More hacking in MP? More lack of end game content? More bore?

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 27, 2016 at 08:06

        yes, that way the game fails and Ubisoft closes its doors. One evil publisher down, two to go.

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        • Pariah

          May 27, 2016 at 08:07

          Ubisoft have released some good games though… Child of Light, for instance.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 27, 2016 at 08:44

            EA has some good games as well, but I wouldn’t care in the least if they just went away

        • Ir0nseraph

          May 27, 2016 at 08:13

          LoL they will live forever, I am still waiting for Far Cry Blood dragon 2 🙂

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 27, 2016 at 08:43

            That’s a damn good question, where’s Blood Dragon!?!?!?!?!?

    • Ir0nseraph

      May 27, 2016 at 08:11

      I want this game , but Ubi don’t ******* it up like division, as for you your digital friend will be grabbing this one so if it sucks no loss to you 😛

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    • HairyEwok

      May 27, 2016 at 08:19

      Its Ubi so we can expect a Far Kraai sized map with division gameplay XD

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 27, 2016 at 08:42

        Haha

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  5. VampyreSquirrel

    May 27, 2016 at 08:23

    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 27, 2016 at 08:37

      MANNY!

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  6. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 27, 2016 at 08:37

    Confirmed, no beanies!

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  7. Jonah Cash

    May 27, 2016 at 08:56

    I hope this isn’t just another all multiplayer game!! Please have a single player story mode. This looks beautiful!

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  8. Andre Fourie

    May 27, 2016 at 09:00

    Cant wait for this title.

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  9. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 27, 2016 at 09:20

    “we are ghosts, and we do not exist”

    Awwwwyeah

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  10. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 27, 2016 at 09:47

    Lets hope that it has SP campaign and not go the Rainbow 6 route.

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  11. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 27, 2016 at 09:56

    I like Ubisoft but latley they have been pumping out games and not one of them have had that wow factor, like the first 3 PoP or Splinter Cell up until Chaos Theory or AC up until Revelations. Lets hope this puts them back on the path to glory.

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  12. Yondaime

    May 27, 2016 at 10:04

    “Equipping the best gear for the harshest conditions”….wears nothing but a red shirt in a blizzard….HARDCORE!

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    • HvR

      May 27, 2016 at 10:23

      If you are a real operator you only need a combat beard to keep you warm

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      • Yondaime

        May 27, 2016 at 10:36

        Those combat beards…only given to the bravest of men! Jokes aside the game looks action packed!

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        • Darren Peach

          May 27, 2016 at 12:46

          Yeah, don’t know how they get through the irritation part of growing one.

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          • Yondaime

            May 27, 2016 at 12:51

            That guy just went into a blizzard with nothing but a t-shirt, i don’t think irritation applies to him XD

          • Darren Peach

            May 27, 2016 at 13:02

            I still reckon growing a beard is worse 😉

          • Yondaime

            May 27, 2016 at 14:32

            Meh….wtf do I know? I’ve had a little chin patch for years now literally speaking the hairs just stopped growing

  13. HvR

    May 27, 2016 at 10:25

    Please let this be a good game with a proper story.

    Do not know why they can not get it right, the guy in the title wrote like a 100 books which you can use as is in a SP campaign.

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  14. Darren Peach

    May 27, 2016 at 12:37

    This ftw.

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  15. Darren Peach

    May 27, 2016 at 12:44

    Just had one of those moments , You know…….Good God I am so happy to be a gamer type moments, after watching that trailer.

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  16. SearlasBois

    June 2, 2016 at 13:13

    Hey Ubi! Why dont you focus on the games you have out instead of pumping another game that’ll eventually be broken as well? Folks, don’t pre-order this, please!

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