London, UK — May 21, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft ® announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon ® Commander, an isometric tactical combat game, is now available to play on Facebook.
Brenda Garno Brathwaite, Loot Drop’s cofounder and lead game designer, has created features that both hard-core and social game players can enjoy. Hard-core gamers will appreciate the beautiful graphics, tactical gameplay and faithful translation of the Ghost Recon franchise to the Facebook platform. Facebook and other casual game players will like the approachable dynamic combat system and the ability to start and stop the game at their convenience without penalty. Ghost Recon Commander also features 10 replayable missions, three difficulty levels and dozens of weapons for players to choose from to help them win their missions. These features help make Ghost Recon Commander fun for all types of gamers.
“We are taking the popular Ghost Recon franchise and bringing it to platforms that allow players of all skill levels to enjoy at their leisure, on the platform of their choosing,” said Chris Early, vice president of digital publishing at Ubisoft. “This is the basis of our companion gaming strategy that Ghost Recon Commander exemplifies so well.”
“As a longtime fan of the Ghost Recon franchise, I wanted to make a game that would appeal to me both as a fan and a gamer,” said Brenda Garno Brathwaite, lead game designer and cofounder of Loot Drop. “Ghost Recon Commander highlights the tactical gameplay that fans of the series will enjoy in a social environment that’s accessible to all types of gamers.”
In Ghost Recon Commander, players will be able to develop their own “Ghost,” an elite Special Forces operator utilizing stealth, firepower and exciting near-future technology to take command of the battlefield against impossible odds.
Other features in Ghost Recon Commander include:
· Gamer-on-the-Go: Players have the ability to pick up where they left off in Ghost Recon Commander; it doesn’t matter if they’ve been away from the game for a day or for an hour, time is not a constraint.
· Customization: Ghosts can be upgraded and customized with state-of-the-art weaponry, armor and near-future gadgets.
· Asynchronous Co-op: Players will be able to have friends join them on missions or offer themselves up as a mercenary for hire.
Ghost Recon Commander can be played as a stand-alone game or played to tie into the overall Ghost Recon universe. Following Ubisoft’s companion gaming strategy, players are encouraged to play the game alongside Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier™, available on consoles May 25th, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon ® Online, available later this year. By playing Ghost Recon Commander, players will be able to unlock exclusive weapons, weapon skins and bonuses to use while playing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Ghost Recon Online. Ghost Recon Commander players can also gain benefits, such as exclusive characters, by playing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
Ghost Recon Commander is available to play for free worldwide on Facebook at: apps.facebook.com/GhostReconCommander/
About Loot Drop:
Loot Drop is an independent mobile and social game development studio founded in November 2010. A design-driven company, Loot Drop is home to numerous veteran game developers, including John Romero, Brenda Garno Brathwaite and Tom Hall who have designed groundbreaking and award-winning titles respected throughout the world. Loot Drop is headquartered in San Bruno, CA. Loot Drop believes in fun.
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