How Ghost Recon Alpha Will Tie Into Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

You may not have heard about Ghost Recon Alpha, but that’s OK. We have the details for you, and they’re quite interesting to say the least.

What is Ghost Recon Alpha? It’s a short film, which will act as a prequel to the events showcased in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Ubisoft‘s upcoming shooter. The same four characters from the movie are conveniently the same ones you can control in digital space, and the celluloid-documented events happen show what happened prior to a major attack found inside of the game’s storyline.

This short film will make its debut on Thursday, airing on G4 Television at 6:30pm.

Below, you will find a new trailer for the cross-medium storyline. Its purpose is to mention the similarities shared between the two projects.

To find out more about the aforementioned similarities, check out the list in this press release:

MONTRÉAL – May 1, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft released a new trailer detailing the connections between the short film, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha, and the upcoming video game, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha is the 25-minute prequel film to the video game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier and follows the Ghosts as they are dropped deep behind enemy lines in order to eliminate one of the world’s most sought-after war criminals.

Ghost Recon Alpha is deeply connected with the video game, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

• Characters: The main four characters in the movie are the same four playable characters in the video game.

• Storyline: The movie takes place immediately before a key turning point in the video game’s storyline, a vicious attack against a major European city.

• Location: the location where the movie takes place will be one of the multiplayer maps available in the adversarial mode of the video game.

• Exclusive unlock: a secret code is also hidden in the movie, enabling access via Ghost Recon Network to an exclusive weapon unlock playable in Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha boasts a line-up of top Hollywood talent. The film was directed by Academy Award winners Hervé de Crécy and François Alaux, who won an Oscar in 2010 for Logorama, and produced by Rhea Scott for Little Minx, a Ridley Scott & Associates company. Tim Sexton, 2010 Academy Award nominee for Children of Men, and Gregory Pruss wrote the gripping script. The film was shot by District 9 cinematographer Trent Opaloch; edited by Pietro Scalia, two time Academy Award winner for Black Hawk Down and JFK; with sound effects and sound effects editing by Per Hallberg, two time Academy Award winner for The Bourne Ultimatum and Braveheart as well as Michael Mann’s Heat; production design by Jan Roelfs (Gattaca, Alexander; and costume design by Sammy Sheldon (V for Vendetta, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Black Hawk Down). Military Weapons Specialist Harry Humphries, consultant on such notable action films such as Transformers, Thor, Iron Man and Armageddon, ensured that the futuristic weaponry in the film was entirely realistic.

Ghost Recon Alpha will premiere in the US on G4 Televison on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM.