Ghost Recon 2 plotline irks North Korea

Government newspaper lashes back at American "propaganda"; no word on whether Kim Jong Il enjoyed the first game.

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Red Storm's upcoming mutliplatform tactical shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 has North Korea up in arms, according to the American military newspaper Stars and Stripes. Apparently the North Korean government is miffed about the storyline and setting of the game, wherein a North Korean general diverts food to the military, eventually taking power of the country and invading China. Players join the elite Ghost Recon force as they intervene on behalf of China to repel the attack.

Scenes from videos of the game, debuted at this year's E3, caught North Korea's attention. “Through propaganda, entertainment and movies,” read a recent column in the Tongil newspaper, "[Americans] have shown everyone their hatred for us. This may be just a game to them now, but a war will not be a game for them later. In war, they will only face miserable defeat and gruesome deaths.”

Such strong words did not seem to deter Christopher Allen, a designer on the Ghost Recon 2 team. “When we developed the story background, we aimed at staying away from key current or specific events while still having a reasonable setting for a conflict,” Allen wrote. “We are focusing the story on a splinter group in the North Korean military that sparks this conflict, not the entire country.”

Despite North Korea's protests, development will continue on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for all consoles and the PC. All versions are set for release in November 2004. Check out the GameSpace for more information on the game.

Discussion

11 comments
VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

Hmm... and why didn't they have a problem with Mercenaries 1 game? The games entire plot was to topple the NK government. Hahaha. "Miserable defeat and certain death" eh? Well if that is the case then there has been nothing stoping them from firing that first shot since the 1950s. Go ahead and do it! They need to just go ahead and make an assassinate Kim Long Dong game (or whatever his name is).

l-town4l
l-town4l

So is he saying that NK would defeat us in war?

umbaquaw
umbaquaw

Wow... ITS JUST A FICTIONAL GAME!!! You know, they are threatening war with us saying "The US will face defeat" yet the country still has to build a actual Nuclear Bomb. *LMFAO* Dude! They try **** all we have to do is fire a Hydrogen Bomb at them and they will be wiped off the face of the world. Those propagandadist, whining gits need to learn a lesson in just plain everything.

Shinso-Zangetsu
Shinso-Zangetsu

"In war, they will only face miserable defeat and gruesome deaths." ...what, what, whaaat?! Such strong words. North Korea looked at the game the wrong way. It's fiction..

SpaceMoose
SpaceMoose

I guess if anybody would know propaganda, it would be Kim Jong-il.

Whitsel
Whitsel

LMFAO....U.S. would face defeat. Ohh NK...your so crazy, you are so crazy, but funny too, lol.

chinaguy2003
chinaguy2003

Too bad Ghost Recon 2 didn't come out on the PC.

kevo14
kevo14

sweet i can't wait =)