GRAW 2 debriefed

Sequel to Ubisoft's hit enlisting on Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PC in spring 2007; battles will take place on both sides of US-Mexico border.

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One of the first next-generation games to show off the power of the Xbox 360 was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The game was a success in retail and with critics, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarding the title Best Game of the Year at its annual awards in October.

During a recent earnings call, Ubisoft unsurprisingly revealed that a sequel was in the works. But what was surprising was the game's timetable--the company was aiming for a first-quarter 2007 release, just about one year after its predecessor.

Today, Ubisoft narrowed down Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2's worldwide release date to spring 2007 and revealed which platforms it is in development for. The Advanced Warfighter era of Ghost Recon will go for a second tour of duty on the Xbox 360 and PC and will make its debut on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

GRAW 2 takes place in 2014 and follows the events of the original GRAW. Insurgent rebel forces have sent Mexico into a nationwide civil war, which poses a threat to the United States. Scott Mitchell and his fellow Ghosts are called on to neutralize the potential risk to the US and will have to fight on both sides of the border, including in El Paso, Texas, to be successful.

Ubisoft promises that GRAW 2 will include changing weather systems, improved artificial intelligence, an advanced Cross-Com system, and more types of military support, including air strikes from jet fighters. There will also be new weapons and a new soldier class, the medic.

No details of the multiplayer portion of the game were given.

GRAW 2 is being developed by Ubisoft Paris and Red Storm Studios. No rating or pricing information has yet been announced.

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