Cutscene #1 : Parade Edit
Eighteen hours after Wolf, Sipes, and Tee's death. Reyes and Raines are viewing Wolf's video feed.
Reyes: What is Riah?
Raines: Unclear. Helmet cam stopped transmitting. It's been 18 hours, no contact, SetDef's made no demands.
Reyes: Settlement Defense Front doesn't make demands. They planted a flag on our rock. They executed three men and shot down a pilot.
Raines: Our team was sent to secure classified weapons from a closed facility.
Reyes: That facility is a black site, Admiral. Why the hell is SetDef allowed in that airspace?
Raines: By the permission of the Accords, all nations have access to free an un--
Reyes interrupts Raines.
Reyes: Sir, that objective required a full strike force, not a four man team.
Raines: Lieutenant Reyes, I implore you to use diplomacy in this office. Take a different tact.
Reyes: Yes, sir. Who else knows about this?
Raines opens the blinds and looks towards Geneva
Raines: Right now. Joint Strategic Air Command, and you.
Reyes: This is a deliberate act of aggression, Admiral. We should be out there on patrol, not down here throwing confetti.
Raines: The rules of engagement prohibit definitive action under these circumstances.
Reyes: So we stand by with out barrels in the sand and watch a fleet week parade?
Raines: Lieutenant Reyes, make no mistakes. My instincts, which are aligned indelibly with your own, are that we need to engage.
Reyes: Why don't we sir?
Reyes and Raines sit down across from each other
Raynes: They're politicians, Reyes. They'll wipe hell's ass with whatever flag keeps the smokestacks burning. To these men, the idea of mounting an offensive triggers a fresh and unplanned piss. Until there's war, the warriors aren't in charge.
Reyes: But, sir. By the time there's war, it's too late. 'Hesitation is a hole in the head'. You drilled that into us relentlessly in flight school. 'Work the problem, respond'.
Raines: You were always a fast learner, Lieutenant. STRATCOM is well aware of our grievances. At this time, no use of force is being considered on the operational level. These are the laws of war, son.
Reyes begins to stand up
Reyes: Thank you for the briefing, sir.
Petty Officer appears on the monitor
Petty Officer: Admiral Raines. E3N is in position on the roof.
Raines: Thank you, Petty Officer.
Reyes: What is E3N?
Raines: Go take a look for yourself. I think you'll be quite impressed. Dismissed.
Raines dismisses Reyes, and meets with Salter
Salter: How many?
Reyes: Four. KIA.
Reyes and Salter walk down the hall
Reyes: Front was already there. Took out the whole team, looted the site.
Salter: Son of a bitch. This fleet sh...stuff is nonsense. We should be up in our Jackals flying watch.
Reyes: Admiral doesn't disagree.
Salter: Captain Alder know?
Reyes: Negative. Today, Retribution isn't a warship, it's a parade float.
Salter: Whole fleet here in Geneva, doesn't seem right.
Reyes: We do this every year, Salt.
Salter: Well, let's not miss the party.
Reyes: After you, Lieutenant
Salter: Thanks, slick.
Gameplay: Parade Edit
Salter: C'mon, we'll take the scenic route.
Salter and Reyes walk past the Lest We Forget sign, Salter rubs her hand across it.
Salter: Not a list you wanna make.
Reyes: Peace to the fallen.
Reyes opens the door to the Memorial Garden
Salter: Welcome to fleet week.
Retribution and other warships are flying by.
Salter: There she is. 'Retribution'. Home sweet home.
Reyes: Only been down here a day Salt.
Salter: I prefer the wild black yonder.
Reyes: You and me both. Raines mentioned a thing called E3N- Heard of it?
Salter: Negative. Rainman's got all kinds o' tricks up those four star sleeves.
Reyes: He's flying to the ceremony with us. Make sure you don't call him that.
Salter: Never, to his face.
Reyes and Salter walk through a detector.
Salter: Make a hole. This service has its perks. We got a plane to catch.
The Eclipse flies overhead.
Parade Announcer: The Eclipse is a Zulu Class DDX guided missile destroyer built in Saitama, Japan...
Helicopter begins to land in the background.
Reyes: Crowds eating this thing up.
Salter: Public relations, Reyes.
Reyes: It's propaganda, Salt. We lost four men and we're throwing a party.
Salter: Our hands are tied. Take a little R&R today, Reyes. That's an order.
Reyes: You can't give me an order, we're the same rank.
Salter: You got me there, Lieutenant.
Reyes and Salter enter the helicopter. Ethan helps Reyes on board.
Ethan: Lieutenant Reyes.
Salter: What the hell is that?
Reyes: I think we found "E3N".
Ethan: Indeed sir. Petty Officer First Class. E3N. Enhanced Tatical Humanoid. Third revision.
Salter: That's a mouthful.
Ethan: You ain't kidding. Call me Ethan, Ma'am.
Reyes: What are you orders?
Ethan: I'm assigned to Retribution, reporting to Captain Alder.
Salter: You programmed for combat?
Ethan: Thoroughly Ma'am. Born to kill.
Reyes: You look like you can kick some serious ass.
Ethan: Well, now you're just making me blush, sir.
Raines enters the helicopter.
Raines: Set aside Ethan, this old goat can still climb.
Ethan: Welcome aboard, Admiral
Raines: Well, now that we're all acquainted, let's get up and away.
Reyes, Salter, Raines, and Ethan are flying to the ceremony.
Reyes: You kept the Ethan project well under the Radar Admiral.
Raines: Captain Alder knew. First troop ready model. Quite remarkable. We're revealing him at the ceremony today.
Ethan: You know I get stage fright, right, sir?
Salter: You get feelings Ethan?
Ethan: I do, Lieutenant. I do. I carry the brain of a human farmer.
Salter: Holy shit. Are you serious?
Ethan: No, ma'am. Not at all.
Cutscene #2: Under Attack Edit
Raines: He got you Lieutenant
Salter: Did not.
Reyes: AATIS guns are working overtime today, huh, Admiral?
Raines: Lotta allied traffic. Always vigilant, Lieutenant.
Salter: You familiar with the air intercept systems, Ethan?
Ethan: Earth's iron shield. Major firepower.
Raven-6: Vengeance, this is Raven Six, we're on final approach.
Vengeance: Copy, Six. Vengeance is awaiting your arrival.
A AATIS gun is moving and aiming at a warship.
Ethan: Admiral sir.
Raines: What is it Ethan?
Ethan: The AATIS guns. They appear to be tracking our fleet.
A AATIS gun begins firing.
The helicopter Reyes, Salter, Raines, and Ethan is hit.
Salter: Pilot's hit!
Reyes: I'll take it!
Reyes and Salter try to take control of the helicopter.
Salter: Pull up, pull up!
Reyes: No joy - I can't control her!
Ethan: SDF destroyers inbound!
Radio Operator: All stations, shots fired at the AATIS control tower, say again, SHOTS FIRED!
Raines: This is not a drill! Divert and deploy all available assets immediately!
The helicopter crashes into a building.
Reyes: Brace for impact!
Salter: Hold on!
Gameplay: Under Attack Edit
After the crash.
Salter: Reyes! Nick!
Reyes: I'm alright!
A SDF ship fly's in and begins to shoot civilians.
Raines: They're shooting civilians.
Two SDF soldiers jump onto the helicopter
Salter: Here! Take this!
Reyes and Salter take out the two SDF soldiers and jump out of the helicopter.
Salter: Get up! We gotta move!
Ethan: Sir, they're firing on innocent people!
Salter: Evacuate this area immediately! All of you! Now!
Reyes: SetDef is using our AATIS guns to shoot down the fleet.
Salter: We have to get to the tower to take back control of the guns.
After moving towards the stairs.
Reyes: Moving up, second floor!
After clearing out the enemies
Ethan: All clear!
Raines: Scramble your fighters Lieutenants.
Reyes: Affirmative. All SCARs, this is 1-1, do you read?
Ethan: Communications must have been hit. SDF's breaking for the tower!
Reyes: They're landing troops.
Raines: We need the AATIS back, under our control. That's all that matters now.
Salter: Guns ain't cùttin' it.
Reyes: We need anti-personnel weapons!
Reyes opens a fence door and Salter hands him frags.
Salter: Here! I got frags off the transport!
Reyes: Good call!
An SDF airship begins shooting civilians.
Salter: Airship! Take cover!
Ethan: It's targeting civilians!
Salter: This is horrible!
Raines: Hit that gunner! Get to shelter!
Salter: Go! Run!
After taking out the SDF gunner
Ethan: They're deploying reinforcements!
Reyes: Cut 'em down!
Reyes: We should be getting close to the tower now.
Salter: Civilians are everywhere! Check fire!
Ethan: Why are they targeting our civilians?
Reyes: I don't know, Ethan. Our AATIS guns are still firing on our fleet! Only way to save this city is to get inside the AATIS tower.
Ethan: Endurance is hit! Watch it!
Endurance crashes into the ocean.
Ethan: Go right! Go right!
Selter: What's our heading?
Ethan: Up the street!
Reyes: Open fire!
Ethan: Stairs, this way!
Reyes: More targets! Second deck!
Salter: Try and flank them!
Raines: We'll cover you, Reyes!
Ethan: No threats!
Reyes: Through here.
Salter: Catch up, Reyes. We need to keep moving.
Reyes: It's a dead end, Ethan.
Ethan: I can get us over the wall sir. This way, Lieutenant.
Ethan pulls up Reyes over the wall.
Reyes: That's the Nova...
Salter: Holy shit...
Dust and debris begin to fly down the street towards everyone.
Raines: Take cover!
Reyes: Group up! Stay close!
Salter: Keep moving to the tower!
Raines: Ethan? Take point. Lead us out.
Ethan: Aye, sir. Civilians up ahead.
Raines: Hold your fire.
Ethan: You okay, sir? Get yourself to safety. Left, up the stairs. Get off the street, stay indoors.
Reyes: You hearing that?
Salter: Something's incoming.
Reyes: They're getting closer.
A SDF C6 lands in front of Reyes and picks him up.
Ethan: Heads up!
Ethan: More of them! Comms are still down sir.
Salter: AATIS tower's dead ahead.
Raines: We're getting close.
Ethan: C6's dropping in!.
Salter: Get guns on em!
Reyes: Use grenades on the bots!
Reyes: Push through!
Reyes: Salter, take us out.
Salter: Rog, this way!
Ethan: Threats dead ahead!
A SDF gunship begins firing down the street.
Ethan: Why are they attacking us, sir?
Raines: SetDef's been trying to take control for years, Ethan.
Salter: They knew our whole fleet would be here.
Ethan: There's movement inside.
Salter: Reyes, pie that door, I'll clear in behind you.
(If you wait to open the door)
Salter: On you, Reyes.
Reyes opens the door
Salter: Let's get out there.
SDF's bots land on the ground outside and Ethan covers the wall.
Ethan: Sir, take this.
Ethan hands Reyes hacking devices.
Reyes: What is it?!
Ethan: Hacking module. You can hijack a bot's view.
After Ethan hacks a robot.
Ethan: Go for it Lieutenant. Hack it!
Reyes: Okay, I'm in!
Ethan: Now control the bot to attack. Quickly Lieutenant!
Raines: Good work, Lieutenant!
Reyes: That's good tech!
Ethan: Keep it sir.
Raines: Let's advance.
Gold Team Leader: All stations! Marines are pinned down! Gold teams cannot advance! We need immediate suppression.
Raines: Eclipse, this is Top Cat, how copy?
Eclipse Captain: 5's Admiral, send traffic.
Raines: I need your airship drawing fire at the tower for ground force cover.
Eclipse Captain: Clear sir. Inbound that.
Salter: Let's cut through here!
Reyes lifts up a piece of wood and Salter calls out a sign.
Salter: SATO Forces- Blue! Blue!
UNSA Marine: Friendlies! Hold your fire!
Raines: Lt. Reyes, get your Jackal in the air for support.
Reyes: Roger that sir.
Reyes pages the Retribution.
Reyes: Retribution, this is 1-1.
Gator: Go for Ret 1-1.
Reyes: Gator, I need SCAR-3 airborne for interdiction, call for fire to follow.Gator: Copy Lt. Time to target, 1 Mike.