Ubisoft have today turned off their optical camaflouge and revealed a brand new chunk of DLC for their latest entry in the Ghost Recon series, Future Soldier. Of course we were all perfectly aware that Ubisoft have plans to support the game with DLC, but what’s interesting about this new pack is that they’re touting it as, “A throwback to traditional Ghost Recon gameplay, Raven Strike features larger maps, complex missions and an increased level of difficulty”. Obviously they’re aiming for some nostalgic loving from long-time fans of the franchise with this one, then.
The new pack will apparently feature a total of three new campaign maps for you to tackle by yourself or with buddies and a new Guerilla map to play on as well. Here’s the full rundown from the press release, which was found sneaking through Kazakhstan with a highly modified MP5. Okay, maybe it wasn’t, but here’s the details anyway:
3 new missions in Campaign Mode
· Secure Dawn: a foggy marsh in Kazakhstan where the Ghosts will not be allowed access to advanced technology (no optical camouflage, drone or sensor grenade)
· Cold Walker: a train depot on the Russian countryside
· Argent Thunder: a nighttime urban setting in Moscow
1 new map in Guerrilla Mode
· Sawmill: face 50 waves of enemies on a foggy Russian countryside
A return to the original style of Ghost Recon gameplay is certainly an enticing prospect, but what isn’t so enticing is the pricing of this package: 1200MSP on Xbox Live or £11.99 on PSN. That much for just three campaign maps and a Guerilla map? All I can say is they better be bloody good maps for that price.
The Raven Strike package will be available to download on September 11th, 2012, for Xbox 360 and September 12th, 2012, for Playstation 3.