SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, in collaboration with Amazon Prime Video and social video platform Twitch, Ubisoft® debuted the live-action promotional video Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands: War Within the Cartel on the Ubisoft Twitch channel (twitch.tv/ubisoft). Now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, War Within the Cartel is promotional live-action content that introduces the Santa Blanca cartel and their plans to turn Bolivia into a narco-state. War Within the Cartel is produced by Emmy® Award Winning Los Angeles–based digital studio Legion of Creatives and features Grammy® Award Winning rapper/ entrepreneur/actor Tip “T.I.” Harris playing the role of Marcus, one of the members of the Santa Blanca cartel.
War Within the Cartel takes viewers inside the inner workings of the Santa Blanca drug cartel, controlled by the revered yet ruthless leader, El Sueño. In the aftermath of an attack on their compound, the organization's senior leadership (Head of Security El Muro, Head of Production El Yayo, Head of Trafficking Nidia Flores and Head of Influence El Cardenal) seeks out a traitor within their midst in order to exact deadly retribution. The action-packed story culminates in the events leading up to the beginning of the game as an elite Special Forces unit, the Ghosts, is called in to dismantle the cartel.
Ubisoft is also working with T.I. and world-renowned musician DJ Skee on the soundtrack inspired by War Within the Cartel, and with famed illustrator and designer Ken Taylor, who created the album artwork in addition to six Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands–styled limited-edition posters. T.I.’s remixed title track for the promotional content, entitled “What I learned From The Dope Game,” has been inspired by the game and produced with Grammy Award Winning producer, MyGuyMars of the 1500 or Nothin’ collective to provide the Latin theme that is heard throughout the storyline. This is just one track of four on an EP produced by DJ Skee and MyGuyMars.
War Within the Cartel is directed by Avi Youabian (The Walking Dead, Tainted Love) from a script by Evan Greene. The project is produced by Steve Ecclesine, Avi Youabian, and Ryan Landels. Executive producers are Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Orlando Jones (Madiba, American Gods), Noam Dromi (Dolphin Tale) and Jay Williams.
To see what it takes to be a Ghost and prepare to take down the Santa Blanca cartel, fans can play the open beta from February 23 – 27. The open beta will introduce players to two of the 21 provinces in the game: Itacua and Montuyoc. Itacua is a flourishing and mountainous province where the cartel has a looser grip. Montuyoc is set in the snowy Altiplano and features more challenging bosses. Just like in the full game, the open beta content can be played in four-player co-op or solo*. Open beta pre-load will be available by February 21.
Players who participate in the open beta or participated in the closed beta (and will play the game by March 31 using the same Ubisoft account) will get access to the Unidad Conspiracy reward which includes three exclusive missions set in the Media Luna region, one of the Unidad strongholds. El Comandante, a Unidad leader, is conspiring to overtake the cartel and get drug trafficking into the hands of Unidad. The Ghosts’ objective will be to expose this conspiracy, to undermine the relationship between Unidad and the Santa Blanca Cartel and take down El Comandante. The Unidad Conspiracy reward will be available for download post-launch. More information about the Unidad Conspiracy reward will be available at a later date*.
Developed by Ubisoft Paris,** Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7 for current-gen consoles and PC.
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*Redemption of Unidad Conspiracy reward requires purchase of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. Final content subject to change and some features may not be available at launch. Content may be available for purchase and/or as giveaway(s) separately at Ubisoft’s sole discretion at any time. Please check system requirements upon game release and prior to purchase.
**In collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Reflections.
About Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Launched in 2001 with critical acclaim from fans of the Tom Clancy’s world, the Ghost Recon franchise has since convinced 25 million players thanks to breakthrough releases and has become the best-selling Tom Clancy’s brand on the last generation of consoles and PC. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands brings the franchise to the next level with an episode designed from the ground up for a new generation, featuring a massive and visually stunning open world, playable for the first time online in four-player co-op.
About Legion of Creatives
Legion of Creatives (LOC) is an immersive content studio working with the world’s leading storytellers. Recognized as a market leader in multi-platform narrative programming, LOC's principals won the first ever Primetime Creative Arts Emmy award for virtual reality storytelling in 2015. The company has brought together some of the best writers, producers, creators and consumer brands in entertainment to launch a global media business that will create, own and distribute premium programming tailor-made for today’s digital and mobile natives. LOC's business and production model disrupts traditional media’s current approach to producing and distributing alternative content formats through the use of proprietary technology, digital strategy and integrated marketing expertise. Legion of Creatives was founded by former Walt Disney Company Executive and President of K.O. Paper Products Jay Williams; and Digital Guru/Writer/Producer Noam Dromi.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), and Blog.
About Tip “T.I.” Harris:
Multi-platinum recording artist Tip "T.I." Harris has won three Grammy Awards and has sold over 10 million albums in the US alone. He is an artist-owner of TIDAL, joining JAY Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Madonna and others in offering up exclusive music, videos, concerts and other content to bring fans closer to their favorite artists. On September 23, he released his politically charged EP “Us or Else,” exclusively on Tidal. Tip was motivated to write the songs on the project after hearing about a series of deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of police including Sandra Bland and Philando Castile and Donald Trumps’ rise to becoming the Republican Presidential nominee and now President-elect. Two previously released songs and videos from the project, “We Will Not” and “War Zone” are available on Tidal.com. In December 2016 he expanded the EP into an album called “US or Else: Letter to the System’ and released it exclusively on Tidal. The album is currently available everywhere. As part of the release he released a series of letters to former President Obama, current President Donald Trump and the community.
His recent credits include starring in the Emmy-nominated series “Roots” that premiered on HISTORY Memorial Day 2016, and was featured in “Sleepless Night” opposite Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union in January 2017. He is also an Executive Producer for “The Gary Owen Show” on BET. This year he will guest star in VH1’s “The Breaks’ premiering Feb. 20 and the sixth season of his hit VH1 series ‘‘T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,' will air this spring. His two clothing lines Hustle Gang & Akoo are currently in stores.
About DJ Skee
Recognized as one of the most influential figures in today's entertainment business, DJ SKEE is carving a new definition for what a DJ is. With a thriving career as an entertainer and entrepreneur, DJ SKEE is at the forefront of popular culture. In raw numbers, DJ SKEE has generated over three billion media impressions in under a decade, and has a network of over 1,000,000 social network followers. SKEE can be heard daily on Dash Radio, watched on Fuse’s hit series SKEE TV, seen performing at the biggest events across the world, heard scoring movies & video games or remixing today's biggest artists, and serving as a noted philanthropist with several charity organizations. For more information go to http://djskee.com/.
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