Taking a page out of Focus’ book, the latest, live action, trailer for Wildlands focuses more on theme and tone.
From the perspective of Bolivia locals, it first seems to be talking about the dread Santa Blanca, and their complete disregard for anything other than being the biggest knob goblins in the universe. Until the Ghosts appear, at the final moment, to kill everything with extreme prejudice.
Featuring the most bad-ass fake beard in the history of facial hair. It’s actually a pretty good trailer, implying far more than it shows, and fitting in quite nicely with a lot of the incidental world building already seen in the previous and current betas. The production values are top notch actually, which bodes well for the coming documentary.
Ghost Recon Wildlands will launch across all major platforms on March 7.
London, UK — February 23rd, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft announced the release of the TV Spot for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands, entitled “Ruthless”. This action-packed piece has been directed by the legendary John McTiernan (Die Hard, Predator) and depicts the Ghosts’ first mission in Bolivia, where they will try to take down the Santa Blanca cartel.
This TV Spot is not the first work by John McTiernan for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, having also directed the unique Red Dot live trailer, released earlier this year and which revealed an interesting relationship between a red dot, a cat and… Cartel members. While Red Dot shows the merciless efficiency of the Ghosts, Ruthless shows the cruelty of the Cartel.
Players will be able to take on the Cartel themselves from today as the Open Beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is now live on current-gen consoles and PC until February 27th, 2017. This Open Beta introduces players to two provinces from amongst the 21 available in the game: Itacua, a flourishing and mountainous region, where the grip of the cartel is looser, allows players to perfect their sniping skill and become acquainted to the Wildlands. Montuyoc, set in the snowy Altiplano and the second province available in this Open Beta, is much more challenging as it hosts Santa Blanca elite training centers.
Set in the largest action-adventure open world ever created by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia, a few years from now, as the country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. Players are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary. The massive and responsive open world encourages a variety of playstyles allowing players the freedom to choose how they execute any and all missions.