Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York — Cinematic Trailer

Information elements and project structure

Return to New York — Eight months after the start of the pandemic, Division agents continue to fight on the streets of New York in an urban guerrilla scenario. The primary target is the capture of Aaron Keener, a former Divisional agent now head of a terrorist group intent on conquering the entire nation with a new lethal bacteriological weapon.
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1. Analysis

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“We thought our world will last forever
until a single virus destroyed society in a few days.”

”You can try to stop me, hunt me down, kill me.
But this is bigger than any of us.
So you’re going to have to ask yourself:
is this a fight you think you can win?”

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Narrative synthesis: exploration, arrival at destination (Wall Street); building entrance; holographic recording display (past event); bioterrorist attack (deadly pathogenic release); imminent danger (enemy presence and accomplices); final confrontation (hero-enemy assault).
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The agent explores the ruins of Manhattan arriving at the famous Wall Street headquarters.
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After the pandemic, the building was converted into an exchange market for bartering food and resources among survivors. Before entering the building, the man inserts a bullet into the weapon.
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Inside, in the abandoned lounge, the agent’s multifunction clock performs an augmented reality environmental scan by processing a holographic display of the information.
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The effects of an explosion are visible, characterized by combustion residues and red dust.
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The holographic system shows a projection of the daily activity of the survivors within the market.
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The agent notes the scene of an attack on a man who fell to the ground and threatened with a club.
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Remote and protected by a mask, Aaron Keener operates a detonator.
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The final sequence of the recorded message shows the explosion and spread of a deadly pathogen.
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While the Division agent is hiding, the figure of Aaron Keener emerges from the shadow of the living room, characterized by the bright red device, indicating his status as a hostile agent.
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Keener is joined by his accomplices: on the left, Javier Kajika (with a machete), Theo Parnell (with his face covered), James Dragov (with protective helmet) and Vivian Conley, the only woman.
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The agent activates a remote-controlled grenade with multiple explosive charges and exposes himself from the front, starting the attack on Keener.
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Aaron Keener’s allied terrorist lieutenants represented in Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2.
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The animated short film Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York Animated Short, released as a complementary promotional intervention, summarizes Keener’s convincing actions towards his future terrorist accomplices and reveals some personal biographical elements of the characters. Ubisoft’s official description describes Keener’s accomplices as “lieutenants”. In summary: Dragov conquers the Wall Street headquarters by defeating government forces and establishing the new Rikers refuge (biographical element: reference to the loss of his family); Motivated by revenge for the death of his father allegedly caused by government agents, Theo Parnell provides IT support to Dragov with an armed drone helping him in conquering the NY stock exchange; Kajinka takes Keener by surprise, perhaps with the intention of attacking him, but decides to follow him to take revenge for the violence suffered by the government; Conley decides to partner with Keener to continue the Cleaners’ criminal mission by burning the entire city. In the final scene, a few seconds before a SHD agents raid (the female agent is also present in Warlords of New York), Keener managed to escape with a briefcase containing a pathogen. Agent Lau (radio link) declares his intention to call for reinforcements from Washington, motivating the player’s “transfer” from the capital to New York.
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Notes

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