Ghost Recon: Predator stalking ESRB

Ratings board's online database lists third-person PSP installment in Ubisoft's near-future military shooter with T rating.

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It took a year for Ubisoft to nail down details about its latest Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon installment, confirming in February that the game would bear the subheader Future Soldier. That left a loose end, however, as it did not account for Ghost Recon: Predator, a hypothesized name for the tech-savvy shooter that was first floated by the Australian Classification Board.

Ghost Recon's Predators will likely also be future soldiers.
Ghost Recon's Predators will likely also be future soldiers.

Now, it appears clarity for that question has arrived courtesy of the Australian service's US equivalent, the Entertainment Software Rating Board. According to a listing in the ESRB's online database, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Predator will arrive for the PSP bearing a T for Teen rating. As could be expected of a modern-day military shooter, Predator carries content descriptors for blood, language, and violence.

The ESRB's listing also offered a number of top-level details for Predator. The game will be situated in the third-person shooter genre, with players working their way through enemy compounds as part of an elite squad of soldiers. True to the series, the goal will be to eliminate a variety of enemy threats using weaponry that includes machine guns and grenades.

It is unclear if Ghost Recon: Predator bears any relation to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. As part of a conference call announcing that game, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot indicated that Future Soldier would arrive for the PSP in addition to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and PC.

Ubisoft has a history of releasing one-offs for its popular franchises on handheld platforms. Most notably, Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines for the PSP made its way to retail alongside the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Assassin's Creed II in November and featured an original story. The publisher also released Assassin's Creed II: Discovery for the DS at that time.

Ubisoft had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

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