Ghost Recon Wildlands – Live-Action War Within The Cartel Drama Coming in February

When it launches in March, Ghost Recon Wildlands will let you and up to three other players take on the role of Ghosts, elite commandos out to liberate Bolivia from the Santa Blanca, a drug cartel that has turned the country into a narco-state. The Santa Blanca isn’t just a monolithic force of evil, though – it’s governed by outsized personalities who’ve turned it into a powerful operation. Some of those characters will take the spotlight in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within The Cartel , a promotional 30-minute live-action drama set within the game’s world.

Due to release on February 16, War Within The Cartel is being produced in collaboration with Twitch – where it will premiere in a streaming event on Ubisoft’s channel – and Amazon, where it will be available on demand after its Twitch premiere. Helmed by Executive Producer Roberto Orci – screenwriter of the 2009 Star Trek film, as well as Transformers and The Amazing Spider-Man – War Within The Cartel also features the acting talents of Tip “T.I.” Harris, who portrays a Santa Blanca member named Marcus.

War Within The Cartel will also be available as part of an Amazon-exclusive bundle with the Gold Edition of Ghost Recon Wildlands, which features a Steelbook case with art by illustrator Ken Taylor, as well as a Season Pass and a 10.5-inch replica of the game’s Santa Muerte figurine. Additionally, you can get an early crack at Ghost Recon Wildlands by signing up for the beta.

Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7 on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage:

Ghost Recon Wildlands – Nighttime Infiltration Walkthrough
Ghost Recon Wildlands – Four Things You Need to Know About Customization
Ghost Recon Wildlands – Cooperative Tactics Q&A with Dominic Butler

Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Release date — March 7, 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Paris
Bolivia, a few years from now: this beautiful South American country has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The influential and vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel has turned the country into a narco-state, leading to lawlessness, fear, injustice, and violence. The cartel is on track to becoming a major underworld power and global threat.

An all-out war is not the answer. A surgical, stealthy, lethal approach is the only way to stop the disease at its source. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize, and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government.

Facing an almighty enemy in a massive and hostile environment, the Ghosts will need to make critical moral choices and engage in tough battles to complete their mission – their grittiest and most dangerous operation to date.

ESRB Rating: M

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a work of fiction. Like similar Tom Clancy’s games from Ubisoft, the game takes place in a modern universe inspired by reality, but the characters, locations and stories are created solely for entertainment purposes. One of the reasons Bolivia was chosen as the background of this game was due to its magnificent landscapes and rich culture. While the game’s premise imagines a different reality than the one that exists in Bolivia today, we do hope that the in-game world comes close to representing the country’s beautiful topography, and that players enjoy exploring the diverse and open landscapes it moved us to create. Any resemblance to actual events or any real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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Mikel Reparaz has been an editor at GamesRadar, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, MacLife, and Official Xbox Magazine. He now works as a Communications Mercenary on the UbiBlog. Follow him on Twitter: @Wikiparaz