Ubisoft is heading back into the battlefield this holiday season with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. It’s essentially a sequel to the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter games, which made modern warfare cool before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare did, and it’s about time. The first two GRAW games (the image above is from GRAW2) were superb shooters—two of my all-time favorites—but we haven’t seen a new one in years. After releasing one in 2006 and another in 2007, Ubi seemed to lose interest in the series.
Later in ’07, Activision released a new Call of Duty game that used GRAW‘s m.o. (arm soldiers with near-future, state-of-the-art weaponry and equipment). Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was an enormous success and spawned a sequel that demolished the first-day sales record for a videogame when it came out last November. These events must sting for Ubi. Here’s hoping they stage an epic comeback with GRFS.
Update: Here’s the official teaser trailer: