Back in May, Ubisoft released the latest game in the Ghost Recon series, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to read our Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review, plus the review of the first DLC, Arctic Strike.
Future Soldier marks the end of the long hiatus the Ghost Recon series has taken from consoles since Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 back in 2007. Recently, Ubisoft announced a new DLC pack that will be available for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier entitled Raven Strike. The Raven Strike DLC pack is not simply a map pack to extend multiplayer player and competitive play. Rather, Raven Strike is being marked as “a throwback to traditional Ghost Recon gameplay”. The DLC pack contains bigger maps, ramped up difficulty levels and missions that are more complex. The Raven Strike pack has three campaign missions and a new “Guerilla Mode” map, both the campaign missions and new map will allow four players to play this new DLC content.
It is uncharacteristic for most high profile FPS franchise entries to wait several months to bring out new DLC for the game (most usually around or on the date of release) since this pack is the first of upcoming DLC for the game, it seems like the development team has put effort and thought into Raven Strike.
The DLC pack will cost 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and $14.99 on the PlayStation Network, and fans can pre-order Raven Strike at GameStop or Best Buy if they choose to do so. Raven Strike DLC will be available for purchase for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 11, 2012 with a release date for PC to be announced.
Here is what will be included in the Raven Strike DLC pack for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier:
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
If you are new to the Ghost Recon Future Soldier universe, in this game you join a highly trained group of “losing is not an option” elite special-ops soldiers. Armed with weapons of every variety and top-of-the-line military technology, Ghost Recon Future Soldier takes you around the world to track, hunt and eliminate the highest value threat targets.