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2009/11/16

Modern Warfare 2's Ghost Character to get his own game

Some people think that "Soap" MacTavish is the best character in the Modern Warfare series. Others say its Captain Price, because he's featured in nearly every single main Call of Duty title. I was in the later group, until I saw Ghost.

Ghost is the guy in Modern Warfare 2 with the skull patterned balaclava and the sunglasses, whose real name is Simon Riley, a Sergeant in the SAS and member of Task Force 141, and he just looks and acts so cool.


Too bad he gets killed in the game. Shot and burned alive. Oh dear.


Oops. Sorry if you haven't played it yet.


Craig Fairbrass, the actor who voiced Gaz in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, also voiced Ghost in Modern Warfare 2, and he claims that Infinity Ward is planning a spin-off title for the character, possibly a DLC pack. He's all ready got a comic book series named after him, Modern Warfare 2: Ghost, the first issue out now.


"I'm now voicing a guy called Ghost, who now just got a spin-off comic of his own and they're talking about another little game to go with it. So, I’m quite excited about it. It’s grown and grown and grown.”


“I don’t know. It’s the whole thing I suppose of not knowing who he is. He’s like the head of the SAS and… I’m just so thrilled to be a part of it, I mean it just gets bigger and bigger each year.”


If it does turn out to be a DLC pack or expansion, it will likely be the first kind of addon since United Offensive for the first CoD game. What do the fans say? More or less along the lines of, "I hate you Infinity Ward", "Modern Warfare 2 sucks", and "They're milking the game for more money". Surprise, surprise.

Personally I think that Ghost might be a rip-off of another character of the same name from Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl. He was one of Strelok's buddies and also obscured his features, albeit with a hood and a gas mask. When you think that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also featured a Pripyat level like Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, in "All Ghillied Up", I start to wonder.


Whatever the case, he is not the "head of the SAS".
rolleyes

Some say that Ghost is basically an inside joke at IW, basically like the Kenny McCormick of the developing Modern Warfare series, as he replaced Gaz who was killed in Modern Warfare.


Some say he might be Gaz and
that he wears the mask to cover up the injuries he sustained in Modern Warfare. If you look at how the Price character kept reappearing in the series even after he was supposedly killed in Call of Duty, and crossed over into Modern Warfare, it's not impossible I guess.

All we know is he's called the Stig.


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