Ubi Soft Entertainment has today announced that its Paris studio is currently working on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm for the PlayStation 2. The game will be the first in the Ghost Recon series to feature online play on the PS2, and it is currently scheduled for release toward the end of this year.
"The Tom Clancy games are built with gamers in mind, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is a great example of that fact," said Alain Corre, Ubi Soft's managing director for Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and South America. "We knew the Ghost Recon franchise offers great online gameplay and fans were demanding it so Ubi Soft spent several of its resources to bring Ghost Recon online to the PlayStation 2 as quickly as possible. We are excited to deliver a great game to the PlayStation 2. PlayStation fans deserve the best and we think Jungle Storm will deliver it."
Set in the year 2009, Jungle Storm will first see players entering Cuba as part of a UN peacekeeping force to destroy a drug-funded warlord and secure free elections there--the same campaign that appears in Ghost Recon: Island Thunder on the Xbox and PC. The game's second eight-mission single-player campaign will see players going after the Colombian cartel that financed the failed revolution in Cuba and, by way of revenge, has bombed an American embassy. Players will be able to issue voice commands to their squadmates via the PS2 Voice Communicator peripheral.
In addition to the single-player game, Jungle Storm will feature no fewer than 31 multiplayer maps and a total of 10 multiplayer gameplay modes. Online statistics tracking and ladder rankings will be supported, as will voice chat between players.
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