Sega's Ghost Squad

Virtua Cop developers to try their hands at a Wii Shoot-em-up in the form of Ghost Squad, coming early next year.

"Set in a world overrun with terrorism where the U.N. has been forced into creating the Global Humanitarian-Operation and Special Tactics Squad aka “Ghost Squad.” This team of elite soldiers comprise of the best of the best from both domestic and foreign military and special operations forces. Players signing up for the Ghost Squad will gain first hand experience of missions involving tremendous stealth, executing extreme prejudice upon terrorist subjects, and leaving a target area with no trace of being there.

“Ghost Squad was a great success at the arcades because it provided players with instantly exciting gameplay, coupled alongside well thought out pace,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe Ltd. “The Wii version has mirrored this entirely and is a brilliant way to bring all the arcade excitement into gamers homes. Ghost Squad utilises the Wii Remote perfectly as a light gun, resulting in the game being a total blast.”

Within a squad of four operatives, players will have to traverse three different mission locations, each comprising of multiple levels, with the possibility of unlocking over 25 high-powered weapons as they progress. Each level has a series of alternate routes, providing players with varying challenges as enemies ambush from unexpected and surprising hideouts. Weapon selection is varied across a wide range of weapon types from machine guns, submachine guns, pistols, sniper rifles, shotguns, and even crossbows.

Ghost Squad features four different modes of play including Arcade mode, Multiplayer mode, Training mode, and Special mode. Players can also track their personal performances against other players via the Wii’s online functionality."

It's set to be developed by AM2, yes of Virtua Cop fame, so it could well be a winner. The downside is we wont be seeing anything until at least 2008, boo.

[via sega.com]